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Sunny Lane Funeral Home & Cemetery

4000 Se 29th Street, Del City, OK

OBITUARY

Jack L. Harris

January 21, 1933November 20, 2015

There was never a time when one could not laugh with him, nor a moment that passed when he was short of the perfect word to describe any situation. That’s how friends and family will remember Jack Lowell Harris, 82, who passed away at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK on November 20, 2015. Jack was born January 21, 1933 in Caddo, OK to James and Alline (Sessions) Harris.

He joined the United States Army during the Korean War era, where he received many medals and commendations for his heroic service. After serving his country, he later pursued his bachelor degree in education at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. In 1975, he started working for the newspaper industry. He became a quick study and came to love all aspects of the local media publishing world. He worked 15 years as a newspaper publisher in Corpus Christi, Denver, and Pauls Valley, OK.

Jack was incredibly talented, a masterful storyteller who loved to amuse family and friends with his tall tales. His storytelling made family’s life fun and exciting. He was never at a loss for words. He was also a voracious reader; outdoorsman, ballroom dancer, and he also enjoyed traveling especially to Idaho.

He is survived by son, Scott Sessions Harris and wife, Misti; daughters, Lisa Hamlin, Pamela Harris; grandchildren, Brandy Hamlin, Rusty Hamlin, Justin Nelson, Cameron Harris, Caleb Harris; great-grandchildren, Stephanie Hamlin, Izaak Hamlin, and a host of relatives and friends. Graveside service will be held 11:00am, Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Pooleville Cemetery in Pooleville, Oklahoma.

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Memories

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Orphan Carolyn Sosbee

December 6, 2015

When I was an orphan in Texas, Jack Lowell Harris tried to adopt me. He wasn't my father, but he was the only man who ever wanted the job. After I married, Jack called the National Guard trying to find me. I will always remember his sense of humor; his intelligence, and his gentle nature. His loss is very profound for me. "I'll meet you on the other side Jack." Thank you for everything you taught me. You will always be my hero, and I love you forever.

gloria H. Mays

December 5, 2015

There is no doubt that Jack was a cousin as that loving look and that long narrow, pointed chin give us away every time. I too, have all those same traits and of course the men in the Harris family all have that beautiful head of hair. My grandfather and my dad, from Virginia, both passed away with a full head of wavy hair, were dedicated to their families their country, and to their communities, and will always be remembered as our fore fathers that helped make this country and the world, a better, safer, and happier place to live in, and as they lived serving our Lord, they now have joined him to watch over us. May God comfort and ease your hearts at this time of sadness, and know that he is rejoicing with many cousins in heaven.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY