Frank O. Harris Sr.
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Frank O. Harris Sr., 91, a resident of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday morning, Feb. 24, 2013, in a local hospital.

He was born in Bogalusa, La., on Oct. 20, 1921, a son of the late George and Mallie Harris.

He had made Cleveland his home since the early 1950’s. He was a veteran of the United States Army, who served his country during World War II. He was of the Presbyterian faith. He was retired from the Bowater’s Southern Paper Corporation. He was avid reader, loved his farm and being a grandfather.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Monita L. Harris.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Don Bowker; one son and daughter-in-law, Olin and Trish Harris of Mount Juliet; three grandchildren: Kristin (Steve) Conley of Bell Buckle, Patrick (Laurel) Bowker of Cleveland, and Amber (Jim) Farmer of Nashville; one great-granddaughter, Jennie Kate Conley of Bell Buckle; special friends: James and Linda Shelton; and numerous other extended family members and friends.

A celebration of his life is planned for Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 433 North Ocoee Street with Dr. Joseph R. Tanner officiating.

The family will receive friends in the church narthex on Wednesday from noon until the 1 p.m. service time.

A private interment will take place in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Frank’s memory to the Pat Summit Foundation for Alzheimer’s research.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Frank and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guest book at

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Harris family with these arrangements.