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Everett Eugene “Gene” HarrisPassing: July 14, 2017


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Wednesday, July 19th @ 11:00 am


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, July 18th @ 4:00-8:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Wednesday, July 19th

MITCHELL – Everett Eugene “Gene” Harris, 94, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born June 2, 1923, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Everett T. and Ruth Grace (Batchelor) Harris.  He married Mary Lucille Barnett June 27, 1943, and she preceded him in death February 14, 2008.

Gene retired from Smith Transfer Company, Inc. in 1986, and was a member of Teamsters Union Local No. 89.  He had been a member of Spring Mill Squares, Stone City Squares, and the Flying Hoosiers Motorcycle Club.  Gene graduated from Mitchell High School in 1943, and was a member of Gulletts Creek Baptist Church.

Marieta Kay (Terry) Chastain of Mitchell
Larry Eugene (Sherry) Harris of Mitchell
Tawnya Sue (Kelly) Daugherty of Orleans
Edward Lee (Sherry) Harris of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
10 grandchildren
15 great grandchildren
 3 great great grandchildren
Dorothy Irene Robinson of Speedway
Edward Ray Harris of Greenwood

His parents; wife; son, Bruce Lee Harris; and sister, Sylvia Grace Grubb, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Billy Brim and Reverend Mike Williams officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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5 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Julia Johnson | Orleans IN
    Date: July 25, 2017
    I've known Gene since I was six years old. He was one of many that took me under his wing and danced my feet off with the Spring Mill Squares. No matter where we traveled with the club he always made sure I was included and got to dance with them, being the youngest in the club I didn't have a dancing partner so Gene and many of the other men always made sure I got to dance. I'll never forget getting to carry our club banner in the Indy 500 parade. Thanks Gene for all the memories. Prayer to the family.
  2. Guest: Janet Noe | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 19, 2017
    Larry, Sorry to hear about your dad passing..Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Janet and Charlie Noe
  3. Guest: Sissy Burton Ribelin | Indianapolis, In.
    Date: July 16, 2017
    So sorry to hear about Gene. He lived close to us when I was in school. Marieta, Tawnya, Edward and Larry-I know you will miss him, but just know he's in Heaven and he's in God's hands now. Prayers to you all.
  4. Guest: John and Leah Voorhies | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 16, 2017
    Our condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  5. Guest: Linda Pettit | Madison, IN
    Date: July 16, 2017
    Sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family.