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 donate.als.org.
Expressions of condolence may be made www.hughesfh.com Hughes Funeral Home in Daphne, Alabama is assisting the family.