Obituary for Mr. Exel Kenneth Harris Sr.

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Mr. Exel Kenneth Harris Sr.

May 18, 1936 - January 3, 2019

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

Information:  (812) 597-4670



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Born: May 18, 1936
Died: January 3, 2019

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Tamberlyn Brock posted on 1/11/19

So sorry for your loss Cheryl.


Helen Sample posted on 1/5/19

In memory of Exel, Helen Sample lit a candle


Helen Sample posted on 1/5/19

My deepest sympathy to the family of Exel. Hold onto the memories of him and your good times you shared. I was really fond of Exel when he entered my life. He was always open minded, a good listener, and of course he gave me his philosophies on whatever we were discussing. I always admired that. He had a sparkle about him. He will be sadly missed. God bless and straighten you all.


Cyndi Morris posted on 1/5/19

In memory of Exel, Cyndi Morris lit a candle


Cyndi Morris posted on 1/5/19

Sorry to hear of Uncle Excel's passing. I remember the years when I was a younger child and some holidays at my grandparents home. Love to and blessings to all my cousins. May the lord keep you in his grace Love, Cyndi (Goforth) Morris Mannford, Okla


Janice posted on 1/5/19

In memory of Exel, Janice lit a candle


Janice posted on 1/5/19

Prayers for his children in the loss of Exel. Rest in peace Exel! You will be missed.


Missy and Hank posted on 1/4/19

Shirley and Family, We am so sorry for the loss of your Father. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Lots of love, Missy and Hank