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Jerry L. Harris
Jerry L. Harris, age 84, of Creal Springs, Illinois, passed away Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Illinois.
Jerry was born January 11, 1938 in Bloomfield, Illinois, a son of Bill and Anna (Gray) Williamson. He married the love of his life, Betty J. Cline on January 31, 1959. Together they shared 63 years of marriage . Jerry was a member of Arnold View Freewill Baptist and had been employed at Freeman Orient #4 Mine. In his younger years, Jerry raced motorcycles. Jerry was an extraordinary horse trainer and had a love for horses and barrel racing. Jerry competed with his barrel racing horses area wide and he "Competed to Win". Jerry was a member of UMWA and American Quarter Horse Association, and had been named "Horseman of the Year".
He is survived by his spouse Betty J. Harris of Creal Springs, IL; three children, Tracey A. (Rick) Doss of Creal Springs, IL, Kathy L. (Tony) Green of Stonefort, IL, and David L. (Kim) Harris of Pittsburg, IL; six grandchildren, Tera (Chris) Lannom, Derrick W. Doss, Bo Harris, Lily Harris, Ethan Harris, and Cooper Harris; two great-grandchildren, Jayden Lannom and Noah Lannom; and two siblings, Roma Keeney of Marion, IL and Steven (Elaine) Williamson of Albers, IL. He is preceded in death by one grandchild, Will Parker Harris and his parents, Anna and Bill Williamson.
Visitation will be Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 2:00 PM at Mitchell Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. Ivan Ryan officiating. Burial will follow at Shed Church Cemetery in Marion, Illinois.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Arnold View Freewill Baptist Church or Shed Church Cemetery.
I so liked and respected Mr Jerry at the horse shows. He was a tough competitor and a friend. Prayers for the family.
Stephanie Cottingham Nichols Feb 16 2022 3:52 AM
Betty, Tracey, Kathy, David and families, So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Brenda Dahmer Feb 15 2022 11:55 AM
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family.
Dana Forbes Feb 15 2022 10:42 AM
Jerry was a sweet friend from the good old days.
Mayhew C J Feb 15 2022 9:52 AM
God Bless his wife and family. So many good memories for a lot of years. We are so sorry.
David and Janet Steckenrider Feb 15 2022 7:58 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Harris
David and Janet Steckenrider Feb 15 2022 7:56 AM
We are so sorry for the loss of your dad but we enjoyed when he would come to the shop and tell Keith and I some of his life stories. Praying for your family.
Keith and Becky Alsip Feb 15 2022 6:51 AM
So sorry for your loss. May love,memories and God's peace be with you. Jackie Jo
Jackie Jo Feb 15 2022 12:37 AM
Betty and family
We are so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Jerry and Mary Lee Anderson
Mary Lee Anderson Feb 14 2022 8:32 PM
So sorry for this families Loss he was such a Great Man
Carlyn Feb 14 2022 4:14 PM