Paul Edward Harris, 76, Old Hickory died Jan. 29.
Harris retired as Master Sergeant from the US Marine Corp after 22 years of service. He then served an additional 15 years in the Civil Service. Harris was the son of the late, Cliva Walton and Viola Beatrice Coursey Harris. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Jo Nell James.
He is survived by: wife of 57 years, Ida Keeton Harris; son, Paul Morgan Harris; daughter, Brenda (Ron) Dixon; brothers, C.W. (Martha) Harris and Ben Taylor (Ruth) Harris; grandchildren, William Michael (Tara) Dixon, Jeffrey Paul (Amber) Dixon, Lauren Nicole Dixon, Jonathan Tanner Dixon and Kaleigh Mackenzie Harris; great-grandchildren, Caleb Michael Dixon, Gracie Michelle Dixon, Ryan Paul Dixon and Kate Nicole Dixon.
Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 31 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bishop Grant Denton officiating. Interment with full military honors followed at Kentucky Veteran Cemetery West in Hopkinsville, Ky. Active pallbearers were Paul Harris, Ron Dixon, Mike Dixon, Jeff Dixon, Tanner Dixon and Randy Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be C.W. Harris and Ben Taylor Harris.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Disable American Veterans.
Visitation was Thursday and prior to services Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com.