James ‘Jim’ Harris


James “Jim” Harris, 85, of Cleveland, departed this life on Thursday morning, Feb. 18, 2021.

Born on July 26, 1935, to the late I.M. and Annie Lyle Harris, he was a native and lifelong resident of Cleveland. He was a longtime member and deacon at First Baptist Church of Cleveland.

James was a veteran of the United States Army and owned Harris Brothers Supermarket for several years. He was an avid golfer, loved to fish, loved watching sports — especially the Lady Vols — and enjoyed spending time with his family and his cat, Jackson.

Left behind to cherish James’ memory are his loving wife of 64 years, Carolyn Dixon Harris; daughter, Vickie Harris; siblings: Gene Harris (Nancy), Sue Zius (Mike) and David Harris (Kelly); a special uncle, Marvin Harris; and several nieces, nephews, extended family, church family and a host of friends.

A Celebration of Life and Home Going for James Monroe Harris will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Rusty Asble and the Rev. Jim Gibson officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, at the church prior to the funeral hour.

We invite you to send a message of comfort and view the family guestbook at

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service, Cleveland Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


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