Mr. Marion H. (Buster) Harris beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather went home peacefully to the presence of his Savior on Thursday June 8, 2017. His memorial service will be at Monroe First UMC on Sunday, June 11 at 3 P.M. with visitation beginning at 2:00 before the service. Rev. Dr. Dane Wagner will officiate. An inurnment will be on Thursday June 15, 2017 at 12:30 PM at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga with Navy Honors.
He was born in Fulton County, GA on October 30, 1927. Marion was preceded in death by his parents Lejure Harris and Ivy Smith Harris. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Dorothy Sikes Harris, his daughter Brenda Harris Bailey (Lee), his son Mark Harris (Beth), his brother Mike Harris (Donna) and sister Kathleen Lumsden, and 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He served his country in the United States Navy in the Pacific during World War II. He lived a life of service to his community and church. He was VFW charter member of post 4706, President/Founder of Midway Youth Football Association, President of Midway Little League, VP and co-founder of Georgia Youth Football, Chairman of Dekalb Republican Party, and member of Sons of Confederate Veterans Monroe, GA. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion Post 64 of Monroe. He was also on the committee and very active in the Walton County Veteran’s Memorial. He was an active member of Monroe First United Methodist Church where he served on the finance committee and the trustees. He also had a passion for competing in sports. He played on Georgia Senior softball teams for 30 years and loved playing golf with his kids and grandkids.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Monroe First UMC Building Fund 400 S Broad Street Monroe, GA 30655. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 209 South Hammond Drive, Monroe, GA 30655. 770-267-2594. you may sign the online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com
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