James Thurman Harris, 82 years of age, went peacefully home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006. His wife and daughter were at his side.
He was born Dec. 12, 1923, to Melvin and Thelma Harris (Spangler) in Waterloo, Okla.
He was a devout Christian, admired for his faith and commitment to his church, the First Southern Baptist Church on Hualapai Mountain Road.
He learned the trade of meat-cutting while serving in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1944. He worked as a meat-cutter for many years, then became a mechanic for the remainder of his working years.
After retirement, he kept busy building and flying remote control airplanes. During his later years, he enjoyed making beautiful creations with his scroll saw which he loved giving away to family and friends.
His survivors include but are not limited to his wife of 33 years, Edna; six children, Charlene Sullivan, Sharon Schrupp, Cindy Colglazier, Jim Harris, Terry McKinzie and Garcia, and Alline Carlson, whom he claimed as a daughter. He had 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, an aunt, two uncles, several nieces, nephews and in-laws.
While we celebrate that he is at home with the Lord Jesus, we will all miss his love and humor.
Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. His service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at First Southern Baptist Church, 3120 Hualapai Mountain Road, Kingman. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Kingman.