In Loving Memory

Joseph G. Harris

July 3, 1944 - November 7, 2023


Joseph Gordon Harris “Joe” was born July 3, 1944, in Greenville, Alabama, and passed away in his Daphne, Alabama home on November 7, 2023, after battling ALS.

Joe met his future bride, Linda, while attending Murphy High School in Mobile, Alabama. The couple raised their two children on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay as Joe worked as an accounting clerk for Terminal Railways in Mobile. He was a Sergeant in the Alabama Army National Guard. He will be remembered as an outdoorsman who enjoyed dove and quail hunting in the cooler months and freshwater fishing in the warmer ones. Joe was a fitness enthusiast who was passionate about jogging and weightlifting. He was a member of Fairhope United Methodist Church. Joe’s love for his family made him a cherished and beloved patriarch.

Joe is preceded in death by his son, Tyler Davison Harris; his father, James Gordon Harris, Jr.; and, his mother, Agnes Vickrey Harris.

Survived by his wife of 58 years, Linda Williams Harris; his daughter, Christian (Michael) Flynn; grandson, Harris Green; and granddaughter, Anne Riley (Thomas) Davis, which all reside on the Eastern Shore; brother, Wallace (Nina) Harris; sister, Debra Harris; niece, Heather (Peggy) Harris; and nephew, Brian Harris, which all reside in Mobile, Alabama.

A memorial service will be held at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, Alabama, Sunday, November 12, 2023, at 2:00PM. A visitation will begin at 1:00PM. Joe will be interred at a later date at Jubilee Memorial Gardens in Daphne, Alabama, next to his son.

The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to their favorite charity in his honor or to the ALS Association at

Expressions of condolence may be made Hughes Funeral Home in Daphne, Alabama is assisting the family.


  1. Corolene Anderson

    The Terminal Railway, Alabama State Docks would like to express our sincere condolences to the family.

    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this sorrowful time.

    “Joe will be truly missed”.

  2. Linda Stewart

    My prayers and love are with the entire Harris family. I met Joe many years ago through my best friend and his sister, Debra. I was always struck by his large physical presence and gentle southern spirit. My world… this world, was much more beautiful for the grace of his life with all of us.

  3. Barbara Slice

    I only met Joe once many, many years ago, but I felt like I knew him through the wonderful big brother- little sister stories I heard from Debra over the past 40 years of friendship. Big brothers and little sisters have a special bond like no other. Humor, advice, and their protective nature. My heart goes out to you, Debra, and the whole Harris family.
    Your family here in Columbia, SC, sends prayers of love, strength, and peace.

  4. Linda Stewart

    For Linda,

    “Take my hand; reach up to me.
    Joy and peace is what you need.
    I’ll restore your broken heart.
    My love and healing I will impart.”

    With deepest sympathy, Linda

  5. Beth Doerman

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of great sadness. I’m thankful you are blessed to have loving, meaningful relationships in your family and hope this will help you during this difficult time. Remember you are also loved by your tender circle of friends and we are here for you.


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