Amos Wade Harris, 72, of Marissa, IL; born September 11, 1940 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Friday, October 19, 2012 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis with his family by his side.
Mr. Harris was an entrepreneur. He owned and operated several businesses during his life, including restaurants and hair salons. He was a United States Navy Veteran. Amos was a member of the Masonic Lodge 881; Ainad Temple Shriner; Scottish Rite; American Legion; VFW; Disabled American Veteran; and Sword of Bunker Hill.
He was preceded in death by his parents Wade and Mae, nee Direckson, Harris. 1 brother – Marshall Harris.
He is survived by his wife Deborah, nee Frech, Harris whom he married on January 8, 1971 in Lenzburg, IL. His children – Amie Houchins; Jeanie (Bob) McFall; Dan (Shannon) Harris; Wade (Terri) Harris. His grandchildren – Ashley Settles; Cameron Houchins; Shelly (Seth) Aull; Dex (Leslie) McFall; Bree McFall; Owen Fenimore-Harris; Griffen Fenimore-Harris; Lauren Respress; Nic Bradley; Jennifer (Brian) Drago; Kristen (Mickey) Colon. His great-grandchildren – Addison Aull; Aiden Aull; Emmett Aull; Kaylyn McFall; Colin Drago; Katelyn Drago; Londyn Colon. Brothers – William Harris; Thomas Harris. Sister – Sally Akers. And his baby girls – shih tzu’s Chloe and Lilly.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Washington University School of Medicine.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Funeral: Memorial service will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 6:00pm with Rev. James Ryan officiating.