Eldridge C Harris

July 9, 1929June 16, 2020

Eldridge C. Harris, 90, of East Ridge, TN passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020. He was of the Baptist Faith and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Mr. Harris owned AAA Monument Company in Lafayette, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Hollie Harris; one brother, James Harris; two sisters, Inez Dewberry and Dee Willard. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Edna Sisemore Harris; one son, James Paul Harris; one daughter, Elaine (Eddy) Smith; one granddaughter, Emily Smith; one sister, Virginia Hall; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 1 PM Friday at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends from 11:30 AM– 12:30 PM Friday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road, East Ridge, TN. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Chattanooga Kidney Foundation 2300 E. 3rd Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105. Please share your thoughts and memories at


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Ray Brewer

June 20, 2020

Hello Paul and your family.

I found out yesterday about your dad. Kevin Roberts had text me.

So sorry about hearing of his passing.

30 years ago he made a special head stone for my parents grave.

its still very bright and shiny today.

take care,


AliceOrtwein Billingsley

June 19, 2020

Dear Pert & Family; Virginia & Family:
I've known Eldridge since my grammer school days and he was always so friendly and nice. I spent hours in their home growing up, since Virginia & I have been friends since first grade. I've never heard anyone say anything about him except good. You are all in mine and Gilbert's prayers during this sorrowful time in your lives. I always enjoyed talking to him after becoming an adult and he also helped Gilbert get a job years ago. I could always count on getting to see him at the Oak Grove gathering. May God give you all a feeling of peace in the days ahead. I love you all, Alice Marie

Andy Walker

June 18, 2020

Dear Paul,

Dave Wagner sent me a copy of your dad's obituary. I just wanted you to know I am sorry for your loss, and offer my condolences.


Garnett Smith

June 18, 2020

So sorry to hear about Mr. Harris.

Although it's been decades since we last spoke, Mr. Harris, as well as Mrs. Harris, were always so kind during the few interactions we had. Surely, he was a great man who will be sorely missed.

We sincerely wish to express our deepest condolences to Elaine, J Paul, and Mrs. Harris.

Garnett (Scooter) and Holly Smith

Stewart and Janie Mosman

June 17, 2020

So sorry to hear of Mr Harris passing. We love you all.