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James Arthur Harris

1957 - 2018


HUNTINGDON — Mr. James Arthur Harris, 60, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Thursday, August 23, 2018. 
James Arthur was born on November 2, 1957 to the late James and Nancy Harris.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother and sister: Arthur Wayne Harris and Rebecca Harris. 
James and Mary Frances were married on November 6, 1982.  He was a devoted and loving husband to Frances for 35 years
Funeral Services were Monday, August 27, 2018 at the Vera Low Center for Student Enrichment in the Crisp Arena on the campus of Bethel University, 101 Wildcat Lane, McKenzie, Tennessee. Burial was in the Carroll Memorial Gardens. Dr. Walter Butler will officiate.
James Arthur attended and graduated with the class of ’76 from the Huntingdon High School. 
After high school, on February 7, 1981 to April 28, 2005, he was a National Guardsman.  In February of 1984, he was sworn in by the Town of Huntingdon City Hall, as a police officer until August of 1996.  During that time, he was a DARE officer.  He became Chief of Security for Bethel University(2005-2018) until his death.
Those left to cherish his memories: his wife, Mary Frances Barnhill Harris; 2 step-sons, Stephen Barnhill of Paris, Tenn and Michael Barnhill of Huntingdon, Tenn. 3 sisters, Yvonne Harris of Bay City, MI, Mona Harris and Stephanie Harris of Huntingdon; two brothers, Alfonso (Susan) Harris of Bay City, Mich. and Perry Harris of Huntingdon, TN; 5 aunts, Ruth Mitchell, Ann Holder, Carolyn (Gregory) Cozart, Marcella Harris all of Huntingdon, Tenn. and Louise Holder of Chicago, Illinois; 2 uncles, Leon (Ann) Holder of Lexington and George (Mildred) Holder of Huntingdon; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren.
Dilday-Carter Funeral Home is in charge (731)986-8281 or www.dilday.com.


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