Kirksey Odell Harris, March 2, 1927~September 19, 2015

Kirksey for PaperKirksey Odell Harris, 88, of Lowell, AR. went to be with his Savior, Saturday, September 19, 2015.  He was born March 2, 1927 in Dyer, Arkansas.  He was the son of Ellis Russell and Fannie Mae Harris.

After serving in the Army during World War II, Kirksey returned to Arkansas where he was a long-haul truck driver for 13 years.  Following that, he was a Hatchery Manager for Tyson Foods, retiring after 35 years.

Kirksey will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Shirley Ann Harris of the home; and his children, Bea Fosmore and husband, Mitch of California, Nina Harris of California, Alan and wife, Susan of Lowell, Kenny and wife, Johnnie of Lowell and Danny and wife, Deanne of Springdale.  He was adored and will be lovingly missed by his 11 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Aubrey and Henry Harris; and one sister, Bea Clark.

A celebration of Kirksey’s life will take place on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Shane Garner officiating.  Interment will follow in the Fayetteville National Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 5-7 P.M. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Rd., Springdale, AR. 72762.

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    Mitch Fosmore » 21. Sep, 2015

    You will be missed. You were a good kind and loving man who always had a good work to say and always enjoyed being with your family. The interesting nicknames you gave the grandkids and many other sayings you had will never be forgotten.
    Rest easy knowing you touched all of us and made us the better for it.

    Mildred Baskin Stepp » 21. Sep, 2015

    Speaking fpr all the Baskins, Kirk you were a true friend. You and our brother Bob sure had some good times and now you are probably telling some good stories together again. You will be missed. To all your family , he was a great man, Our love and thoughts to you all.

    Joe and Jean Carmean » 22. Sep, 2015

    To all the family of Kirk: He was a person that was loved and appreciated here at the Lowell senior, Robinson. Apartments. Kirk became a best friend. He will be greatly missed but is resting in a much better place than we are. Will be seeing you soon on That Glad Reunion Day !!

    Name » 22. Sep, 2015

    Kirk was a good friend and neighbor. I will miss his smiling face and the little wave of his hand. Rest in peace, dear friend.

    Name » 22. Sep, 2015

    Shirley and Family,

    So sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.

    Love always,
    Vicki Hammons-Fredrick

    Name » 22. Sep, 2015

    Uncle Kirksey, you will truly be missed. Our family loved and cherished you. My girls thought you were the greatest. Rodney so love watching the old western with you, hearings the stories of your cowboy days :) ).
    I can’t remember when you weren’t around yes you will be missed.
    Gods Blessings for your family.

    Shannon Lee » 22. Sep, 2015

    So sorry for the loss of a friend that was more like someone in the family. Some of my earliest memories were made with the Harris family. he will be greatly missed. my love and condolences to Shirley and the boys.

    Brenda Stepp » 24. Sep, 2015

    Kirk was a great friend to many. He was my uncle Wayne’s best friend and my daddy’s best friend. He was my neighbor during my childhood until I got married and left home. After I got married I came to learn that he was also a best friend to my husband’s uncle Bob and had just as many friends in the Baskin family as the Lee family. He use to drive my younger brother to school when he would miss the bus, he was the best man in my oldest brother’s wedding and gave him his first job, he was a great neighbor to my parents and grandparents. He had a gift of making all those around him happy and so much love and kindness to share. There are so many great memories from camping. No more head twisters, no more reciting spur of the moment poems and no more stories about his elephant chicken. Prayers for the family.