OBITUARY

Alexander Everett Harris Jr

December 23, 1941July 6, 2019
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Alexander Everett Harris, Jr., 77, died July 6, 2019 in the Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock surrounded by his wife, family, and friends. He was born the first child and son of Lt. Col. Alexander Everett Harris and Alma Fletcher Walker Harris on December 23, 1941 in Carmel, California. He attended high school in Taipei, Taiwan and graduated high school from Missouri in 1958. He then continued his education in Michigan State, where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree with a major in Police Administration. He was a self-made man by building a professional career with his educational foundation. His career unfolded beginning with the Berkley Police Department in California. He later relocated to Little Rock to be near his parents and became employed by the Little Rock Police Department. He later served as Director of Security with St. Vincent Infirmary. In 1968, he met his wife, Shirlene, and they married in May of 1969. They made their home in Little Rock, AR. She was a Registered Nurse employed by Baptist Hospital. In 1970, he started his first company, Harris Enterprises, specializing in Fire and Safety equipment - later adding police supplies and equipment, as well as air warning systems. In the meantime, he added the family business, Russell L. Harris and Everett Harris Arkansas Texas Partnership Farms, serving as business manager. He continued his business career and company until his death. Upon his death, air warning systems function as a testament to his expertise in the following states: Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, and Louisiana. In addition, he did not neglect his civic duties as a citizen. He served on the Pulaski county juries, president of the Twin Lakes subdivision homeowners' association, and as a volunteer fireman for the Crystal Hill Fire Department. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Lt. Col. James Walker Harris (Miriam), Burlington, NC. He is survived by Shirlene Wynell Robertson Harris, his wife of fifty years; his son, John Everett Harris, MD and wife Nichole Harris of White Hall, Arkansas; sister-in-law Miriam Wood Harris Gardner (Jim), North Fort Myers, FL; brother-in-law, Burl Dean Robertson (Liz), Star City, AR; niece, Robyn Harris Dudas-Washington (Tony), Virginia; two nephews, James Walker Harris II, Little Rock, AR; Keith Dewayne Robertson (Missy), Star City, AR; two granddaughters, Madison Elaine Harris Dykes (Jeremy), Birmingham, AL; Hannah Elizabeth Harris, White Hall, AR; one step-granddaughter, Morgan Nicole Shandy, White Hall, AR; one step-grandson, Braden Dwayne Shandy, White Hall, AR; one chosen other child, Kadeem Alexander Smith, DeWitt, AR; three great-nephews, Joshua Alan Robertson, Star City, AR; Sean Alexander Dudas, Norfolk, VA; James Walker Harris III, Sicklerville, NJ; six great-nieces, Samantha Rose Harris, Little Rock, AR; Rebecca Catherine Harris, Sicklerville, NJ; Josie Dawn Robertson, Star City, AR; Grace Olivia Dudas, Reader, PA; Elizabeth Rose Dudas, Reader, PA; Ashley Nicole Dudas Wood (Timothy), Reader, PA; two step great-nieces, Kristina Delaine Washington, Danielle Marie Washington, PA. A visitation celebration of thanksgiving of his life and resurrection will be held at the Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 10th at 6 pm, a mass will be held at Christ the King church on Rodney Parham at 12 noon on July 11th, and graveside service will be held at the Oakland Cemetery at Monticello, Arkansas, on July 11th at 3 pm. Pallbearers include Mike Mays, AR; Larry Robertson, AR; Matt Miles, AR; Charles Lea, FL; Jerry Mathews, AR; Tommy Bacon, FL; James Walker Harris, AR; and Joshua Robertson, AR. Honorary pallbearers include David Hale, IA; Mike Zimmerman, TX; Philip Whiteaker, AR; Scott Horne, TX; J. T. Cantrell, AR; Demitrius Anderson, AR; John Adamson, NC; Jimmy McGhee, AR; Ronnie McGhee, AR; Boe Fontaine, AR; and Keith Eremea, AR. A special thank you to those who rendered bedside care and services during this hard-fought battle with glioblastoma multiform goes to Rhonda Finney, ANP; Mike Bacon; Demitrius Anderson; Marie Graham; Dr. Xiang Gao, Dr. Brad Baltz; Nichole Harris, RN; John Harris, MD; Marcia Erbland, MD; Cary Curzon; Wyck Nesbitt; Cindy Blythe; Buddy Youngblood; Nancy Ryburn, PhD; Barbara Samuels, JD; Diane Marks; Jerry and Judy Mathews; Veronica Clark; Melinda Elliott, LPN, and A+ Medical. Thank you for all who visited, called, and prayed during this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to either Baptist Medical Center - Little Rock charity, or your church of choice.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Rosary Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Interment Thursday, July 11, 2019

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Thomas Dodds

July 15, 2019

Shirlene,

Was sad to hear of the passing of your husband. You are in our family's thoughts and prayers.

Cindy Anderson

July 10, 2019

Shirlene, we are so sorry about the loss of dear Everett! He was such a fine man and so very kind. He will be greatly missed. We are blessed for having known him. We are praying for you that God will give you His peace during this time of the loss of your beloved. We love you, Cindy and Randy Anderson

Linda Wilson

July 10, 2019

Dear Family, sorry to hear of your loss. You are and have been in my
Prayers

LindaLea Wilson

Mary Watson

July 10, 2019

Everett was a good friend and will be missed. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

Dianne Mays

July 10, 2019

A memory we will cherish forever ❤️🙏🏻

Cindy Blyth

July 10, 2019

You all are like family and I will miss Everett so much. Have enjoyed getting to know you all over the past 15 years. Everett was such a special man and I enjoyed our many conversations. He was so proud of and loved his family immensely. Love you Shirlene. My prayers are with you and your family.

Dianne Mays

July 9, 2019

Harryette Wood

July 9, 2019

Shirlene I was so sorry to hear that Everett passed. I didn't know that he had been ill. He was such a kind person. I always enjoyed seeing you and Everett. I hope that your sweet memories of Everett will give you comfort. God bless you and your family.

steve kleinpeter

July 9, 2019

I worked with Everett back in the 80s selling Whelen outdoor warning systems here in Louisiana. We stayed in touch over the years and would visit my wife and I . He was a man of unquestionable intergrity. I will miss you my friend. I never met his wife or son, but that's all he talked about! He was a great guy.

Dianne Mays

July 9, 2019

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