Marvin Newton Harris

February 1, 1953November 28, 2018

Marvin Newton Harris, a resident of Gardendale, Alabama, was born in Corner, Alabama on February 1st, 1953 and he passed away peacefully on November 28th, 2018 at the age of 65. He was a retired coal miner and member of the United Mine Workers Association and former truck driver. He enjoyed hunting and he was an avid Alabama Fan.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Gracie Harris.

Marvin is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Harding Harris; children, Jonathan Jett Harris (Megan) and Adam Jett Harris (Paula); step children, Jennifer Abbott and Paige Serian (Shea); grandchildren, Braydon Harris, Belle Harris, and Cayleigh Tidwell; sisters, Sadie Williams (Billy), Vida Whaley (Harold), and Cleta Elliot; brothers, Vernon Harris (Sandra), Wayne Harris (Becky), Calvin Harris, and Leon Harris (Lynn); his best buddy Harley; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Services will be held at Ridout’s Gardendale Chapel on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 with a time of visitation to begin at 1:00 PM; funeral service at 2:00 PM followed by his burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Warrior, Alabama.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 2, 2018

Marvin Newton Harris

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Donna & Scott Wilson

December 2, 2018

Going to miss him. Always wanted to help anyone. Always remember the gardens he did for us & the fun times we had. Always a Roll Tide & he loved to aggravate Scott with his War Eagle. Regret we have not seen him lately. Love you guys. Keep in touch & if anything we can do please call us. You & family in our prayers.
Love Scott & Donna Wilson

Steve Harris

November 30, 2018

I was blessed to have lunch and fellowship with my first cousin, Marvin on Wednesday about an hour or so before he passed. We talked about Alabama football, going for a ride in his pontoon boat and taking a trip to the Grand Canyon with our wives in his motor home this summer. He always taught me something every time I was with him. He looked out for my mother and dad and brought them vegetables out of his garden and took dad fishing. From the first time I can remember visiting him as a young boy, until now, we never had a cross word between us. I already miss him. Your cousin, Steve

Vida Whaley

November 30, 2018

The evening after our mother’s funeral, it began raining. Marvin stood with his arms around Vernon and me (age 12), looking out the back door while I cried, “Mama is getting wet.” Marvin comforted us the best he could because his heart was breaking too. My big brother’s arms made me feel safe. You were a good big brother! Your determination and strength of KEEP GOING in the face of all the battles you faced was absolutely amazing! I love you and you will forever be in my heart. Your baby sister, Vida

Theresa Green

November 29, 2018

Even when he was done, Marvin would always make me laugh. The fun times I had shucking corn with him or going out to eat. "Let me tell you" was always his saying to me. Barbara, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Harley.