I.W. Harris
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I.W. Harris, 83, of Marietta, Ga., formerly of Jasper, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Chapel in Marietta, with his three sons, Neil Harris, Randy Harris and Gary Harris, officiating. Burial will be at Cheatham Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Marietta.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home.

Mr. Harris was a WWII and Korean War veteran, serving in the Coast Guard and U.S. Navy aboard the USS Missouri. He served as a bailiff since 1993 and was a district manager for Volkswagen of America for 22 years. He was a member and a Deacon of Eastside Baptist Church in Marietta. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and a devout Christian.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Raymond and Georgia Harris; one brother, Bobby Harris; and one sister, Jewel Bruce.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Doris East Harris, of Marietta; three sons and daughters-in-law, Neil and Michele Harris of Vancleave, Miss., and Randy and Kim Harris and Gary and Julia Harris, all of Marietta; two brothers, Willie Ray Harris of Clanton and Gene Harris and his wife Glenda of Jasper; one sister, Mary Lois Blackwell and her husband Jim of Parrish; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Contributions may be made in loving memory of I.W. Harris to the Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000.

Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home and Crematory, Marietta, Ga.; (770) 428-1511