PHILLIP R. "RANNY" HARRIS
Phillip R. "Ranny" Harris died unexpectedly on Monday, September 29, 2014 in the emergency room of Scotland Co. Memorial Hospital in Memphis, MO.
Ranny was born December 30, 1946 at Keokuk, IA, a son of Cecil B. and Betty L. Snider Harris.
He married Donna Morgan in 1969 and they were the parents of two children, Shane and April.
Survivors include his children: Shane Harris of Columbia, MO; April (Mrs. Michael) Girard of Keokuk, IA; three grandchildren: Allison and Emily Harris and Brielle Girard; three sisters, Sue Dixon of College Station, TX, JoAnn (Mrs. Brad) Crane of Marthasville, MO and Cecelia (Mrs. Richard) Long of Alton, VA; aunt, Marilee Lipper of Greensboro, NC; uncle, Jim (Barb) Snider of Spokane, WA; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Rick Harris.
Ranny graduated from Wyaconda High School in 1964. He was a Vietnam Veteran, serving in the U. S. Marines. He was raised in the Baptist faith and was baptized as a child in Leeper's pond at Luray.
He retired at the age of 62 from Pinnacle, formerly Armour Dial, where he had worked for over thirty years.
Ranny was a member of the Clark Co. Moose Lodge. He loved riding his Kubota and checking on what was going on around town. He loved hunting, fishing, and working in his garden. He was a good cook and enjoyed trying out new recipes. He was a good friend and cared deeply for others and especially his family.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Long officiating. Burial with military rites will follow in New Woodville Cemetery south of Wyaconda.
Friends may call at Wilson Funeral Home after 9 a.m. Friday with family receiving friends from 5-7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the New Woodville Cemetery.
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