Farming Rural 18

Terry "Bear" Harris

September 9, 1954 ~ April 18, 2019 (age 64)

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Wm. T. “Terry” (Bear) Harris, 64, passed away, April 18, 2019.

He was born in Tell City, Indiana on September 9, 1954 to the late William Perry and Nora Marie (Smith) Harris. Also preceding him in death was a granddaughter, Alexia Neyenhaus.

Terry was united in marriage on March 5, 1983 to Traci Wagner. A 1972 graduate of Cannelton High School, he retired from Century Aluminum after 40 years. Terry was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Cannelton, Moose Lodge 1424 and was a life member of the NRA. He enjoyed riding his Harley, he was a “mean” euchre player, and enjoyed hunting, baking, gardening, canning and spending time with his grandchildren.  “Bear” loved to gather at the family farm and have huge family dinners in the “Hog Barn”.

Surviving is his wife of 36 years, Traci Harris, Tobinsport; his children, Robert Harris (Jennifer), Tell City, Christina Neyenhaus (Paul, Jr.), Dale, Beverly Wilson  (Wes), Tell City, William P. “Billy” Harris (Heather), Tobinsport, and Michael Harris, Tobinsport; two sisters, Flora Werne (Steve), St. Meinrad and Vevah Harris (Rick Tullis), Evanston; a brother, Maurice Harris, Alexandria, VA and 19 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM CDT Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Cannelton. Rev. Mike Thompson will officiate.  Burial will follow in Simons Cemetery in Tobinsport. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00-8:00 PM and Wednesday 9:00-10:30 AM at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City.

Memorial contributions may be made to John Williams Memorial Scholarship.



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April 23, 2019

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Huber Funeral Home - Tell City

April 24, 2019

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Huber Funeral Home - Tell City

Funeral Service
April 24, 2019

11:00 AM
St. John's United Church of Christ

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