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In Memory of

Richard Dale Harris

September 22, 1949 - March 27, 2015

Obituary


Richard D. Harris, 65, of Maryville, Ill., born Sept. 22, 1949, in East St. Louis, Ill., passed away Friday, March 27, 2015, at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, Ill.

Rich proudly served his country in the United States Army. He worked as a control system administrator for American Bottoms Waste Water Treatment Center, Sauget, Ill. He was a self-taught computer geek, loved Cardinals baseball and NASCAR. He was the proudest husband, dad and grandpa and his greatest joy was spending time with his family. He fought and won a courageous battle with cancer and was in...

Richard D. Harris, 65, of Maryville, Ill., born Sept. 22, 1949, in East St. Louis, Ill., passed away Friday, March 27, 2015, at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, Ill.

Rich proudly served his country in the United States Army. He worked as a control system administrator for American Bottoms Waste Water Treatment Center, Sauget, Ill. He was a self-taught computer geek, loved Cardinals baseball and NASCAR. He was the proudest husband, dad and grandpa and his greatest joy was spending time with his family. He fought and won a courageous battle with cancer and was in remission for four years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, who will truly be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert L. and Carrie E., nee Baker, Harris; and a brother-in-law, James Beamer.

Surviving are his loving wife of 45 years, Cynthia "Cindy" Harris, nee Andrews, of Maryville, Ill.; his daughters, Tesha Myers of Collinsville, Ill., and Tracie (Doug) Hampton of Collinsville, Ill.; his grandchildren, Easton and Jordyn; a sister, Carolyn Beamer of Okawville, Ill.; a brother, Dennis "Denny" (Terri) Harris, of Peterstown, W.Va.; his nieces, Robin McManus and Lisa (Jim) Jaskot; and many other relatives and friends.

If Tears Could Build a Stairway
If tears could build a stairway
And memories were a lane,
We would walk right up to heaven
And bring you back again.
No farewell words were spoken
No time to say goodbye,
You were gone before we knew it
And only God knows why.
Our hearts still ache in sadness,
And secret tears still flow;
What it meant to lose you
No one will ever know.
But now we know you want us
To mourn for you no more,
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store.
Since you'll never be forgotten
We pledge to you today;
A hallowed place within our heart
Is where you'll always stay.
-unknown author

Memorials are appreciated to the family. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.

Funeral: Services were held privately through Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.