Friday, October 23, 2015

Obituary - George Clayton Harris

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George Clayton Harris
George Clayton Harris, 86, Milo, MO passed from this life on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at his home in Milo following a lengthy illness. George was born in May 31, 1929 in Bluff Dale, TX the son of Clayton S. and Minnie Lee (Lovelace) Harris. He was united in marriage to Roberta C. Gash on August 5, 1954 in Woodward, OK and she survives of the home.

George served in the United States Navy for four years from 1948 to 1952 during the Korean Conflict. Following his service years he became an agent for Central Airlines in Ft. Worth, TX and then later transferred to Woodward, OK. In August of 1955 George came to Milo and began farming and raising cattle, which he continued to do throughout his life. He also worked at the State Hospital #3 as an aide for 14 years. As a hobby George enjoyed painting automobiles. He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Ft. Worth.

In addition to his wife Roberta, survivors include one son, Steven Harris and his wife Rhonda, Milo; and one daughter, Kathleen Marie Mullen and her husband Richard, Milo; five grandchildren, Edward Allen Clark, Robert Clark, Christina Clark, Stephanie Breshears, Lisa Shouse; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Anna Kisner, Bentonville, AR. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Christopher.

A private graveside service with Military Honors will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2015 at the Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, KS with Chaplain William James Schaeffer officiating. The family will receive friends from 4-6:00 p.m. on Sunday Evening at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Those who wish may contribute in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association or American Diabetes Association.