Marlon Lee Harris, 70, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 at the North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice in Tupelo. Marlon was born on July 15, 1948 in Sunflower County, MS to Estle Ray and Florence Leona Pike Harris. He grew up in Monroe County and attended Smithville School where he played on the first football team Smithville ever had. Prior to his retirement, he was an accomplished welder and could fabricate anything. He owned his own business and traveled all across the United States working in many ship yards. Marlon was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and for two, boots on the ground, tours he proudly served his country in the Marble Mountain area of Vietnam. He was an avid motorcycle rider and he was part of the CVMA 28-14 in Guin, AL. He rode with the Patriot Guard Riders serving and escorting numerous funerals for veterans while personifying its motto: “Standing for those who stood for us.” Putting others’ needs before his, he was always committed to being a part of the Eldridge, AL Children’s Home Toy Run. Never meeting a stranger, never at a loss for words, with his smile and compassionate heart, he was always found telling a story which gave him a countless number of friends all around the country. He enjoyed Ole Miss Football and hunting. Marlon was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Funeral services will at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Chuck Moffett officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Harris of West Memphis, AR and Deanna Harris of Indiana; one brother, Curtis Harris of Tishomingo, OK; one sister, of Margaret Montgomery of Grand Prairie, TX; niece, Elizabeth Roberson of Philadelphia, MS; several grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and special friends, Brenda Hawkins, Barbara Jones, and David Moffett along with many others.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ruby Krajewski and Bertha Bradshaw; and brothers, Ray Burdine, Grady Arlin, Charles Rubin, Jerry, and Kenneth D. Harris; and special friend, Burdine Jones.
Pallbearers will be David Moffett, Rickey Moffett, Jonathan Jones, Wayne King, Wilburn Hathcock, Jackie Jones, and Glenn Jones.
Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Smith, Combat Veterans, and the Patriot Guard Riders.
Visitation will be on Friday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Eldridge Children’s Home or to the Disabled American Veterans.