IN MEMORIAM: Sheet Metal Workers Local 202’s Terry Lee Harris


Terry Lee Harris, 56,  former president and business manager of Sheet Metal Workers Local 202, passed away of complications from COVID-19 on Dec. 5, 2020 in Pensacola, Fla.

Brother Harris was the FSO and Benefits Specialist for INDYNE. He was also a store worker for DECA.

Brother Harris proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of the AMVETS Post 35, Franklin County Meals on Wheels and St. Clair Rotary Club.

He received his associate degree from Central Texas College and a bachelor’s from Southern New Hampshire University.

Terry was united in marriage to Paula (Hayes) in Alton, Mo. on Sept. 29, 1983.

He enjoyed being outdoors playing golf, hunting, going to the beach and getting on the boat. Brother Harris really enjoyed life and never met a stranger, his family said. He would help anyone if he could. Brother Harris was a great debater and mentor. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was also a huge St. Louis Cardinals and Blues fan as well as a Dallas Cowboys fan. Most of all he loved his family very much.

Brother Harris was preceded in death by his father, Donald Davis; his mother and stepfather, Beverly and Rocky Harder and one stepbrother, Steven Beagle.

He is survived by his girls Paula Harris and Sharon Henson of Florida; one son, Richard (Kayla), of Festus; daughter Moriah (Joe) Gilmore, of Utah; stepmother Pat Davis, of Mineral Pointe; three brothers, Albert (Jan) Harris, of Bolivar, Donald (Robin) Harris, of Vienna, and Shane Davis and significant other Karen Moss, of Irondale; three sisters, Donna (David) Weiser, of Chamois, Jeannie Hawkins, of Chamois and Fawn (Tracy) Dowd, of Bismarck; three stepsisters, Brenda Aycock and significant other Kevin Brand, of Park Hills, Linda Caldwell and significant other Brian Moore, of Gerald and Lisa (Bob) Conley, of Dittmer; two sister-in-laws, Mary (Denford) Smith , of Alton and Scheryl (Steven) Boughton, of Alabama; six grandchildren, Alex, Christian and Chase Rennick, Kyla Harris, Annabelle and Wyatt Gilmore; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Memorial donations are appreciated to Franklin County Meals on Wheels.


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