Sam Harris was born March 22, 1916 to the late Sam Harris Sr. and Fannie Baker-Harris in Swan Lake, Ark. In 1950 he moved to Pine Bluff, Arkansas where he resided until the Lord called him home on June 10, 2013. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lula Bennett and Elnora Clayborn.
He attended school during his youth and worked as a farmer for L.W. Clements Farm in Swan Lake, Ark. until he retired. He confessed a hope in Christ at Eudora Baptist Church in Eudora, Ark. at an early age. He enlisted at the age of twenty five in the United States Army, on April 4, 1941. He served as a Private First Class in Supply and Service Detachment #2 SCV #1747 ASF in Fort Riley, Kansas until January 28, 1944 and received an Honorable Discharge.
He was formerly married to Cleo Harris of Flint, Mich. To this union seven children were born, Lesly Harris, Rosie Harris, and Joseph Harris all of Flint, Mich.; 13 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Sam Harris loved to garden during his spare time and shared produce among neighbors, family and friends within the community. he also enjoyed the downtown area where he fellowshipped with many who knew him within the community.
A Memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday June 19, 2013 at the P.K. Miller Mortuary with Pastor R.P. Bufford officiating.
Online register: http://www.pkmillermortuary.com/