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Ronald Gene Harris Jr

January 29, 1954 ~ January 3, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Ronald Harris Jr Obituary

Ronald Gene Harris Jr, 69, of Poplar Bluff, MO, passed away Wednesday, January 03, 2024, at Memory Lane in Dexter, Missouri.

Ron was born on January 29, 1954, to Ronald and Ruth (Smoot) Harris Sr. in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

Ron was of the Baptist faith. He worked for United States Postal Service for 47 years, retiring January 01, 2020. He was Postmaster at Van Buren, Qulin, and Wappapello, Missouri. In his spare time, Ron enjoyed all things golf. He also liked to bowl and play other sports. When his boys were younger, he coached their basketball and baseball teams. He and Sharon also coached Gena's summer softball team for one year. Ron’s greatest joy in life was spending time with Sharon and his grandchildren.

Ron is survived by the love of his life for fourteen years, Sharon Meadows; two sons, John (Heather) Harris and James (Paulina) Harris; daughter, Gena Marie Meadows; two brothers, Terry Harris and Rick (Kim) Harris; sister, Tammy Jordan; three grandchildren, Savannah, Gabriel, and Malakai; three nieces, Chelsea, Cassidy, and Emma; nephew, Caleb; special friends, Denny Jones, Murray Hammond, Kay Ladyman, and Nate Newman; along with numerous extended family members and friends.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Del Henn.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 06, 2024, from 3:00-4:00p at Cotrell Willow Ridge Funeral & Cremation Services. Funeral service will follow beginning at 4:00pm with cousin, Larry Howdeshell Jr. officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association at

A special thank you from the family to Memory Lane and Crown Hospice for their kindness and special care.

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January 6, 2024

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cotrell Willow Ridge Funeral and Cremation Services
1100 Iron Bridge Road
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Funeral Service
January 6, 2024

4:00 PM
Cotrell Willow Ridge Funeral and Cremation Services
1100 Iron Bridge Road
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901


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