Graveside services for Donald L. Harris, 83, Eudora will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday January 24, 2013 at Eudora Cemetery. He died on Monday, January 21, 2013 at Medicalodges in Eudora.
Donald was born August 22, 1929 in Blue Mound, Kansas the son of Lee Ray and Olive (Hackett) Harris.
He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. After the war he held various jobs, he owned an automotive garage in Kincaid, KS and later was the manager of a feed store in Kincaid. He then moved to Eudora and was the manager at the Farmers Elevator and retired after 23 years.
He was a life member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed restoring antique tractors, gardening and especially his dog, Suzy.
He married Barbara Ross on August 1, 1953 in Ottawa, Kansas. She preceded him in death on August 28, 1996.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda (Mark) Howard of Hutchinson, KS; three sons, Michael (Janie) Harris of Eudora; Larry Harris of Topeka; Donnie (Linda) Harris of Eudora and eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Delbert R. Harris and a sister, Elvera Christine Harris.
The family will greet friends from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel.
The family suggests memorials in his name to the Medicalodges Activity Fund and may be sent in care of the mortuary.