FOSTERS | Joseph Harris, age 63, of Fosters, died October 21, 2015, at UAB. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, October 26, 2015, at Grants Creek Baptist Church in Fosters. Burial will follow in Sylvan Cemetery with Sunset Funeral Home, A Dignity Memorial Provider. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, October 25, 2015, at Sunset Funeral Home.
He was preceded in death by his parents Estelle Miles and Walter Pearson Harris. Survivors include his wife, Diana Wise Harris; sons, Eli Harris and Chris Skelton (Andrea); daughters, Katelyn Harris, Tarra Kennard (Chris), Lacy Harris (Trent Long) and April Jones (James); sister, Shirley Broadhead (Danny); aunt, Mildred Savage (Jack); six precious grandchildren that absolutely lit up his life, Alyssa Harris, Rebekah Jones, Leah Jones, Caden Kennard, Kayleigh Harris and Kinsley Harris; he also leaves behind so many loving cousins, friends, sister in laws, brother in laws, and mother in law, Margaret Wise.
Joe was born on March 12, 1952 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. and graduated in the 1970 class at Tuscaloosa County High School. He spent most of his adult life doing Asphalt driveways and parking lots, and he was so proud of his work. He often remarked that his paving would be here long after he was gone. He was known by everyone as a loving, kind, and generous man who always had a smile on his face. He enjoyed hunting and Alabama Football, but most of all being with his family and friends. Pallbearers will be Chris Skelton, James Jones, Chris Kennard, Trent Long, Brandon Grimsley and Wesley Rittenberry.
Honorary pallbearers are friends of the Fosters Community, Classmates from TCHS and THS, Steve Boyd, Richard Deramus, Henry Robertson, Willie Richardson, Paul Dunn, Paul Smith, and Alice and Douglas Till.
The family wishes to thank the many people who sent gifts, cards, sweet messages on Facebook, and the many prayers during Joe's six month battle with his health. He was touched to see how many people loved and cared about him. He will be missed forever.
Published in Tuscaloosa News on Oct. 25, 2015.