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HENNESSEY The funeral for Alan Ray Harris, 68, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at First Christian Church, officiated by the Rev. Drew Kirtley. Burial will follow at Hennessey Cemetery under the direction of Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home.
Alan was born in Enid on Sept. 21, 1948, to Roy "Shorty" and Nadine Burner Harris, and died Saturday, May 27, 2017, at his home in Hennessey.
He graduated from Hennessey High School and attended Phillips University. Alan served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He married Jane Deines in Hennessey on March 25, 1967.
He is survived by one son Michael Harris and wife Nita of Hennessey; two daughters Brady Harris of Hennessey, Amy Arndt and husband Bill of Enid; his mother Nadine Harris of Hennessey; one sister Dona Caulder of Hennessey; one brother Michael Harris and wife Gayle of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren Megan Rains, Janie Harris, Jacob Harris, William Arndt, Annie Arndt, Nathan Harris, Tre- Copeland, Cassie Berkenbile; three great-grandchildren Aiden Berkenbile, Maesyn Harris and Oliver Addington.
Alan was preceded in death by his father Roy "Shorty" Harris, his wife Elizabeth Jane Harris and one infant daughter Leslie Jane Harris.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to Hospice Circle of Love with the funeral home serving as custodian of the fund.
Published on May 29, 2017
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