Gene O'Donald Harris
March 6, 1939 – August 21, 2020
Gene O. Harris 03/06/1939 – 08/21/2020
Gene (Lefty) Harris, age 81, passed away on August 21, 2020 at HFAH Hospice Home. He is now reunited with his wife, Judy, of 57 years, who passed away January 4, 2020. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Maggie Harris; brothers, Melvin, Travis and John Allen Harris and sister, Gwendolyn (Harris) Goodwin. Gene graduated from Jackson High School and retired from the State of Michigan’s LCC Department after 30 years of service. He had a great pitching arm and was active in sports at an early age which gave him the nickname – Lefty and also sometimes was called Beepse by close East Side friends. Gene is survived by his three children, Lisa Kay, Kevin Gene (Yalonda) and Chad Allen Harris; two grandchildren, Jakaree (“Buster”) and Kiara (“Tiger”); sister, Carrolyn Harris all of Jackson and a special cousin, Patrick Oliver of Detroit, MI. We would like to express our appreciation to Sparrow Hospital’s Oncology Department, Sparrow Hospital’s Mary Free Bed Rehab Department, Elara Care, HFAH Oncology Department and HFAH Hospice Care. Also a special thank you to Dr. Eugene Willoughby for his many years of care. Gracious thanks for the support and concern given by all at First Church of Nazarene (JAXNAZ) and Compassionate Ministries of Jackson. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place with a private burial of Gene and Judy at Woodland Cemetery.