Joseph F. Harris Jr., 58, Kokomo, died at 2:10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at his home. He was born Nov. 6, 1955, in San Diego, Calif., the son of Joseph F. Harris Sr. and Margaret Lulu (Meeks) Harris. On July 24, 1990, he married Karen S. (Acord) Harris.
He was a 1974 graduate of Northwestern High School and studied computer programming at Ivy Tech College. Joe worked in production at Trelleborg for 17 years. He was an avid NASCAR fan, and especially enjoyed watching Jeff Gordon race. His greatest love was time spent with his children and grandchildren. His sense of humor and contagious laugh will be missed by so many.
Survivors include his wife, Karen S. Harris; four children, Missy (Jason) Trent and Kasey Harris (from previous marriage), and Brandy (Jesse) Riggs and Bradley Fredrick; grandchildren, Ashlyn Trent, Keedyn Petre, Kyle Lirot, Brooklyn Riggs, BrayLee Riggs, Jadyn LaMott and Kylan Fredrick; a brother, Jack Harris; and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In honoring his request, there will not be a funeral/graveside service. The family would like you to join them for a celebration of his life, which will be from 1 to 5 p.m. March 2 at Westside Baptist Church, 3330 W. County Road 100 South, Kokomo.
Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.