Walter H. Harris


Walter H. Harris, 68, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Born April 30, 1950 in Kirksville, Missouri, Walter was the son of Burrel and Mimi Harris. On July 24, 1971, he was united in marriage to Jane Powell.

Walter is survived by his mother, Mimi and Jane, his wife of forty-seven years. Also surviving are two sons, Chris Harris and wife Audra, and Brandon Harris and wife Misti all of Kirksville, MO, brother Michael Harris and wife Josie of Little Rock, AR, sister Heidi Schmidt and husband Jim of Monett, MO, and four grandchildren, Chase, Mya, Palmer and Jordy, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Walter was preceded in death by his father, Burrel Harris and sister, Barbara McIntosh.

Walter graduated from Kirksville High School with the Class of 1968 and from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College (Now Truman State University) in 1972. He worked more than forty-five years in rural water pipeline construction and was committed to his family farm where he enjoyed working with his cattle and planting row crops. He will be remembered most for his great love of his grandchildren.

A private family graveside service will be held at Highland Park Cemetery in Kirksville Wednesday, April 24, 2019 with Pastor Jeremy Broach officiating.

No public visitation or service will be held and arrangements were taken care of by Travis-Noe Funeral Home of Kirksville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Walter may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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