McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

December 5, 2013

Jess Marvin Harris


McALESTER — Jess Marvin Harris, 77, of Hartshorne, died Tuesday,  Dec. 3, 2013, at St. John’s Hospital in  Tulsa.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under direction of Bishop Funeral Service of McAlester.

Born Aug. 13, 1936, in the Battles Community in Latimer County, he was the son of Jim Dewey and Lula Farrell Harris. He went to school at Hartshorne and graduated from  Hartshorne High School.

He married on Dec. 1, 1961, in Las Vegas, Nev. He spent  30 years in El Cajon, Calif. where he was a car mechanic and had his own shop. He retired in 2000 and moved back to the Hartshorne area.

Survivors include a sister, Wanda Ralls, Front Royal, Va.; one brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Helen Harris, of Hartshorne, and extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Katherine Harris, on May 29, 2011, and a brother, Louis “Sonny” Harris.