Jimmy Ray “Jim” Harris

Harris, Jimmy

Jimmy Ray “Jim” Harrris


Jimmy Ray Harris, 76, passed away at 1:33 am March 24, in the presence of his loved ones.

Jimmy was born on June 14, 1938, in Tipton, Ok, to Carl and Aline Lindsey Harris.

Jimmy graduated from Central High School in Marlow, Ok. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1962 and proudly served until being honorably discharged in 1966. Shortly after leaving the Navy, he met and fell in love with Annette Liles and the two married. He was unfailingly faithful to his loving wife and raised three beautiful children, Diana Lee (Noel) Farley, Cindy Lynette (Bobby) Barnhill, and Jimmy Craig Harris, all of Edmond, Ok.

Jimmy worked for Walcolmonoy from 1966-1970, after being honorably discharged from the United States Navy. Following his time there, he worked for his brother Robert building many of the homes and schools in Edmond, leading to his time with Amcal Construction. Jimmy also worked for Cellxion for 14 years and finally worked at Sabre Towers up until the last 6 months of his life.

Jimmy is survived by his brothers Robert (Wanda) Harris, Edmond, Ok., Richard (Sue) Harris, Kearns, Tx, Mitchell (Peggy) Harris, Edmond, Ok., Sammy (Sherry) Harris, Edmond, Ok., Dixie (Jeri) Harris, Edmond, Ok, and Roger (Carolyn) Harris, Arlington, Tx. He was preceded in death by father, Carl Harris, mother, Aline Lindsey Harris, sisters, Cherry Ford and Betty Crockett.

Jimmy was a man of integrity and kindness and raised his children with unconditional love. He sowed the seeds of wisdom, love, and faith in God in his children, which were then passed down to his 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. His generosity and acceptance were invariable and he loved to be surrounded by family. His goal was to not live forever, but to create something that will- and he will never be forgotten. Jimmy’s spirit will always be kept in his family’s hearts as well as his love and good humor.

Public viewing will be held at Matthews Funeral Home, 601 S. Kelley, Edmond, Ok., on Saturday, March 28, from 3 – 7 pm and Sunday, March 29, from 3-7 pm. Family will greet friends on March 29, from 1-3 pm.

Funeral services will be held at Matthews Funeral Home on Monday, March 30 at 9 am. Burial to follow with U.S. Navy Honors at 2 pm, Ft. Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, Ok. All are welcome to attend and celebrate the wonderful gift of Jimmy Harris’ beautiful life.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

Services are under the Direction of Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond, OK

17 thoughts on “Jimmy Ray “Jim” Harris”

  1. Linda Liles

    Dear Ann and Family,
    My prayers and sympathy are with all of you. Jim was a wonderful man and he will be so terribly missed by so many. Wishing you all the best and hoping God blesses all of you with healing and peace.

    1. Thank you for all of the support that you have shown during this very difficult time. Jim was a great man of integrity and he will forever be missed by me and his family. Love you, Ann and family

  2. Sis and Family,

    Grief is a profound part of recovery and new life. Tears of regrets, remorse and despair waters the roots of love and life itself. To deny and avoid the hurts and pains of life’s losses is to negate life’s importance. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and know that broken hearts are healed with time. Lee & Nita Liles

    1. Thank you for being with me and all of our family during this sad time. Losing Jim is by far the most difficult thing I have ever-in my life-had to do. He truly was a man of integrity! I will miss him each and everyday. Love, Ann and family

  3. Mitch Clinkenbead

    I have know Jim for over 20 years and you will not find a finer gentleman than Jim was. He taught me a lot and will miss him. Condolences to all of the family.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words for Jim. You are so correct–Jim was a man of great integrity and he will be missed forever. Blessings, Ann and family

  4. John &Sandy Montgomery

    We will miss you Jim. Had a lot of fun together for the past 40 years. Ann, my prayers
    Go out to you and the entire family, you are such a beautiful family. Sandy & I Love all
    Of you so much. We. Will see you soon.

    1. John/Sandy

      We did have a great time together, and just wish it could have been longer. I love you guys as did Jim. You have always been there for Jim and I. You will never know how much we appreciate it. He will be missed everyday and he will never be forgotten. We love you –Ann and family

  5. Lila and Larry Burns

    Ann and Jimmy:

    Everyone that new Jim loved him. He will be missed by all. I do not have words to say how very sorry I am for your loss. You have been in my thoughts and prayers all week.

    With love,
    Lila Burns

    1. Lila/Larry

      Thank you Lila–You are very correct that everyone who knew Jim loved him. He was a genuine man – one of a kind – very rare. He is missed-and I will miss him everyday. We will never forget him. Love, Ann and family

  6. Bobbi And Terry Montgomery

    God bless Your Family Prayers Go Out To You At this time.. What a Wonderful Person You Were .. So Glad I got to know Jim and Ann for 50 years. For God So Love The World He Gave His Only Begotten Son That Who Ever Believed In Him should Not Perished But Have Ever lasting life.. Love you And Your Family.

    1. Thank you Bobbi…Yes, Jim was truly a remarkable wonderful man! He was such a knowledgeable man. He knew something about everything. I used to say: You are so smart how do you know all of that? He was a one of a kind genuine person. I will miss him everyday. We will never forget him. Love, Ann and family

  7. Michele Leigh Hamilton

    What a great tribute to Jim. He was a wonderful man who loved his family and was a great example to all who met him, he was definitely a wonderful addition to our family. I am so sorry for your loss

    1. Thank you for your wonderful words for Jim. He was truly a great example! He was a man of great integrity. He could talk to anyone about anything. He was a very intellectual, knowledgeable man. He was my hero and my love. I will miss him everyday and he will never be forgotten. Love you, Ann and family

  8. Charles and Debra Kelley

    Jimbo we are sorry for your loss. You had a wonderful dad and he will always be loved and missed. Prayers for you and your family from all of us here in Harrah.

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