Exel Kenneth Harris Sr., age 82, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019 at his home in Nineveh.
Exel was born May 18, 1936, in Clay County, Kentucky to his parents, the late Leonard and Mary (Minton) Harris. He married Janet Kay Waltz on August 7, 1954 in Nineveh. She preceded him in death on July 14th, 1991 after 36 devoted years of marriage.
Exel worked as the foreman for a tree-trimming crew for several years before he took a job with the Greyhound Bus Lines where he worked until his retirement in 1979. Exel enjoyed hunting, trapping, and farming at his place in Brown County and Camp Atterbury. He also enjoyed playing cards and going to the casinos.
Exel will be missed by his children: Cheryl D. Rausch and Exel K. Harris, Jr., both of Nineveh, James L. (Cindy) Harris of Indianapolis, Shirley A. Rich of Franklin and L. Lynn Reno of Mesa, Arizona, sisters: Nellie Mae Hill of Shelbyville and Alice Faye Callon of Indianapolis; grandchildren: Sandra McKoon of Franklin, Stephanie Baise of Indianapolis, Elexis Harris and Eric Harris both of Bloomington, Melanie Apgar of Indianapolis and Matthew Rausch of Nineveh and 8 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Janet and siblings: Elva Pearl Kelsay, Joyce Ann McWhorter and John Rex Harris.
In keeping with his wishes, he will be cremated. Services have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home in Morgantown.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.meredith-clark.com.
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