Johnny Arvil Harris, 89

Published 3:05 pm Monday, December 13, 2021

Johnny Arvil Harris, 89, of Crab Orchard, passed away Friday, December 10, 2021, at the Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford. He was the husband of Doris Jean (McClure) Harris whom he married on
December 1, 1954. Johnny was born in Rockcastle County, KY on September 7, 1932, a son of the late John and Zella (Denney) Harris. Johnny was US Army veteran having served in the Korean War and had received multiple awards including the purple heart and a silver star. He had served as a Chaplain for the Buell-Bragg VFW Post #3634 in Danville and a member of the Caswell Saufley American Legion Post #18 of Stanford. He had worked for many years as a mechanic and as a Veterans Affairs Service Officer. Johnny was a former Fire Chief for the Crab Orchard Fire Department and a longtime member of the Lincoln County Fire Department. Johnny was a member of the Mt. Zion Church of Christ and he loved all of his family including his dog Brody.
Survivors Include His loving Wife, Doris Harris; Daughter, Sharon Harris Elder; Daughter, Jean Harris Genton & Husband Arthur; Son, John “JR” Harris; Six Grandchildren: Kenneth Shane Adams, Melissa Adams (Michael) Hawkins, Amanda Genton (Forrest) Hewes, Matthew Genton-Kellie, Brittany Harris (George) Mathews and Lauryn Harris; Six Great Grandchildren: Katie Cox (Gabe) McGlothlin, Lily Genton, Briar Genton, Bryce Mathews, Hannah Mathews, and Caylene Hewes; One Great Great Granddaughter, Kynlee McGlothlin.
In addition to his parents, Johnny was preceded in death by a Son-In-Law, David Elder.
Pallbearers were Mike Eldridge, Wayne Cash, Wayne Smith, Larry Owsley, Bobby Turpin, Christy Gray-Speake
Honorary Pallbearers were Ronnie Sizemore, Kenneth Manuel, Glen Smith, Gabe McGlothlin, Anthony Speake, Brody, Leonard McClure, Judy Steele, Melissa Kyle and Leslie Clay Smith
Funeral Services were held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 14th at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Miller officiating. Burial followed at the Mt. Zion Church of Christ Cemetery with Military Honors by the Caswell Saufley American Legion. Visitation was prior to the funeral beginning at 10:00 AM. on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Caswell Saufley American Legion Post # 18 of Stanford or to the Charging Forward for America.