Mr. Norman K. "Bucky" Harris

January 22, 1926September 27, 2013

Norman K. "Bucky" Harris passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Fresno on Friday, September 27, 2013. He was 87.

Bucky was born in South English, Iowa on January 22, 1926 and graduated from Palatine High School outside of Chicago, Illinois.

After serving in the United States. Navy during WWII, Bucky attended and later graduated from the University of Iowa where he played basketball and, more importantly, met his loving wife, Margi in 1948. Bucky and Margi were married for 64 years.

He had a rewarding career in the automobile industry, both at Chrysler Corporation and later, starting in 1970, as a new car dealer in Fresno. ...."Remember, that's Nobody but Noooobody!!!"

Bucky enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends in both Fresno and Rancho Mirage. He steadfastly claimed he never lost a golf bet with any of his buddies. We will always remember Bucky for the twinkle in his sparkling blue eyes, keen sense of humor and generosity.

Bucky was pre-deceased by his wonderful mother, Georgia, and his dear sister, Roberta. In addition to Margi, Bucky is survived by: Tim and Leanne Harris, Patti and Mike Carey, Bill and Susy Harris, Suzy and Ben Ewell and John and Kina Harris; grandchildren: Caroline, Joseph and Matthew Harris; Jordan, Taryn and Jackson Harris; Austin and Nanda Ewell; Brice and Jessica Ewell; Harrison, John-John and Tucker Ewell; and Mikaela, Zachary and Nicholas Harris and great granddaughter Kaytn Ewell.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 355 E. Champlain Drive, Fresno, California. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Nancy Hinds Hospice or Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fresno.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mr. Norman K. "Bucky" Harris

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Michelle Elbert-Borchansky

July 21, 2014

Tim and John, Your Dad was a great man. It has been quite a few years since I worked with all of you but I will never forget your Dad. The time he took all the girls in the office out to dinner for the holiday's was something to remember. He teased us about needing permission slips for our husbands and got the biggest kick out of the note my husband Allen sent to him. I will never forget the laughter in his eyes when he read that note. He will truly be missed.

October 12, 2013

Over the years we have thought of you often. We were saddened to learn of Bucky's death and we offer our prayers and best wishes.

Julie Larson, Palatine, IL
Van Larson, Minnetonka, MN

satgur d sharma

October 8, 2013

Mr.HARRIS You Will Be Missed So dearly.May God Bless Your Kind Soul.My Prayers go out to the family for peace and comfort as they go through this time

Rebecca Kane

October 4, 2013

Praying the God of all hope strengthen your family as you grieve the loss of your loved One. For over 20 years Mr.Harris was not only a Father in Law to my brother Mike, but a Dad. His kindness and love was a gift. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to meet he and his wonderful family!

Richard Cenci

October 3, 2013

Tim.....just heard about your Dad's passing. Great Fresno Icon! Good long life and great family!

Don and Carla Willard

October 3, 2013

Tim and Family, our deepest sympathy for you and your loved ones.

Tom Carey

October 3, 2013

As Bucky famously said,"The sale's not complete until the tail-lights have left the lot". Well, Bucky's tail-lights have left the lot and are heading for a better place. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Margie, Patti, my brother Mike and the entire Harris family.

October 2, 2013

Margi and the Harris Family,
You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Cindy and I feel very lucky to have gotten to know "Bucky" these past few years. A great loss not only to your family but all who knew him.
John & Cindy Miklesh

Stephen Ray

October 2, 2013

He was a great business man, in fact my dad purchased 2 dodge colts 1- white and 1- gold on the same day back in the 70's. This community lost a pioneer of business.

Anita DeLaTorre-Roman

October 2, 2013

John and The Harris Family.. I am sorry to hear about your loss. Take Comfort in knowing Mr Harris in a much better place.. A place where there is no pain and suffering. Hold on to all of the wonderful memories. God Bless you all during this difficult time and May The Lord comfort you with his Gracy and Mercy