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Oscar Harris Jr.

December 15, 1952May 12, 2020

Oscar Harris, Jr. was born December 15, 1952. He transitioned from life in the early morning hours of May 12, 2020. He was born to Oscar and Ruby Harris in Memphis, TN. He accepted Christ at an early age at New Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor B. T. Dumas. He attended Patterson School and Douglas High School. Later, he joined the United States Army, where he served as a cable splicer. He received several medals for his active duty service in Vietnam and for his sharp shooting skills. After retiring from the Army, he worked at Memphis Veterans Adminstration Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother and two sisters, Peggy Burkins and Thelma Dixon. He leaves four sisters and two brothers: Earnestine Hodge of Detroit, Michigan, Earline (Howard) Perkins of Southfield Michigan, Diana Smith of Memphis, TN, and Margaret (Eddie) Robinson of Sherwood, AR, Larry Alexander, and Floyd (Geneva) Alexander, Jr. both of Memphis, TN and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other beloved family members and friends. The family extends heartfelt gratitude to The Holistic Care Home.

A private memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 19 at 10:00am at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38119 (901) 725-0100.

Due the Covid19 restrictions the service will be live streamed via www.https://facebook.com/memphisfuneral/ and will begin at 10:00am on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Burial will be held at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery at a later date and will be posted as soon as it becomes available.


  • Oscar and Ruby Harris, Parents (deceased)
  • Peggy Burkins, Sister (deceased)
  • Thelma Dixon, Sister (deceased)
  • Earnestine Hodge, Sister
  • Earline (Howard) Perkins, Sister
  • Diana Smith, Sister
  • Margaret (Eddie) Robinson, Sister
  • Larry Alexander, Brother
  • Floyd (Geneva) Alexander, Jr., Brother
  • He also leaves a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other beloved family members and friends.

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Sheila Webb

May 17, 2020

I had not seen Oscar in a long time, but we had the same Harris blood 🩸 running through our veins, Dianne I am here whenever you need me.

Joe Nathan & Valarie Tuggle

May 15, 2020

We grew up in same neighborhood Truse & Mckinney subdivision known by a lot of us as "Tombstone". We played, sandlot football & basketball whateve sports we could find to play growing up. Oscar and many others who lived, in the neighborhood really enjoyed, growing up together playing whatever sports we could play. Oscar my brother who served, in the Army before me. Thank you for your services and paving the way.! May you rest in peace! May God be with the family and friends who care to cherish fond memories of you. God saw fit and He loved you more. May you rest in peace!
God thank you for Oscar and his family. Peace out!
Joe Nathan & Valarie Renee Tuggle

Anika Heideman

May 15, 2020

Uncle Oscar,
I deeply sadden to hear of your passing. I wish you eternal peace.
Love you
Anika (Nikki)

Teresa Smith

May 15, 2020

Your intelligence and the smile you always had when you saw me will always stand out in my memories. May your rest be peaceful and may your wildest dreams be fulfilled!
Love you always Uncle Oscar.
Your niece,


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