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In Memory Of Our Poets

Pierce J. Harris (1946-2020) - Class Of 1964

January 7, 1946—September 25, 2020

Pierce J Harris passed away Friday, September the 25th at the age of 74. Mr. Harris was born in Tallapoosa, Georgia on January 7th, 1946 to Ted and Lois Harris.

Pierce was raised in Montgomery, Alabama, but always considered Guntersville his home. In February, Pierce celebrated forty years as a State Farm Agent. Pierce was a member of the First United Methodist Church for fifty-three years. An active member of the community, Pierce served as the Guntersville Chamber president, head of the Industrial Board, and was a member of the Jaycees. Pierce chaired the boat races when they were brought back to Guntersville in the 70s.

His favorite pastimes were that of cattle farmer and golfer. Pierce was the ring-leader and treasurer of The Gulf Coast Classic—a men’s golf group. For thirty-five years the group traveled each spring to the Gulf to play golf.

Pierce was married to longtime school-teacher, Rebeca Jones Harris (Becky), for fifty-three years. He adored her.

Pierce loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was a loyal friend and devoted to his family.

Mr. Harris is survived by his sons PJ (Winn) and Paul (Kim) and grandchildren Jack, Grace, Gus, Mary Bea, and Hank.

Mr. Harris is also survived by his three sisters, Randy Yarbro (Jim), Kay Beck (Joe), and Dana Reed (Frank).

The family will hold a private memorial service at The Farm.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Shepard’s Cove Hospice.