Harold Netum “Newt” Harris age 95, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 4:30 P.M. on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville. Harold was born February 13, 1916 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late William & Clara (Nash) Harris.
Harold is survived by his sons & daughter-in-law, Thomas L. & Kay Harris of Farmersville, Ohio and William F. Harris of Greenville; grandchildren, Tracy & Bruce Roach of Indianapolis, Indiana and Thomas L. Jr. & Stephanie Harris of Covington; and great grandchildren, James Roach, Victoria Roach, Kyle Harris and Levi Harris.
In addition to his parents, Harold is also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane (Leas) Harris on May 22, 2009 whom he married December 14, 1940; daughter-in-law, Vicki Jo (Brandon) Harris; and a sister, Abby Nelle Dispennette.
Harold worked in the Compliance Office of the Department of Agriculture Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service and Veterinary Services until he retired in 1980 with 25 years of service. Harold graduated from Palestine High School. He was a member of the Greenville Evangelical United Methodist Church and a Life Member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville with Pastor Sylvia McKibben and Pastor Dale Boeger officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Fort Jefferson. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com