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Michael Lee HarrisPassing: November 18, 2019


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday, November 21st @ 10:30 a.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday, November 20th @ 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 21st @ 9:30am until the time of service


Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Thursday, November 21st

BEDFORD – Michael Lee Harris, 77, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 4, 1942, in Orange County, he was the son of Cecil Ray and Ruth Marie (Jones) Harris.  He married Patricia Applegate June 30, 1990.

Michael worked 36 years at US Gypsum.  He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and graduated from Orleans High School.  Michael was a member of Restoration Church of the Nazarene and a Friend of Bill W. for almost 48 years.  He enjoyed woodworking and watching Westerns.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Harris of Bedford; children, Ivan (Mary Ann) Harris of Springville, Shane (Kris) Harris of Frankfort, Tina (Michael) Burress of Oolitic, Doug Pender of Mitchell, Amy (Speedy) Sowders of Port Charlotte, Florida, and Christina (Shea) Hooten of Bedford; grandchildren, Gabrielle Harris, Michael (Tori) Harris, Evelyn Pender, James Sowders, Jenna Sowders, Makayla Harris, Grace Lambton, Draygen Pender, and Gabriel Pender; great granddaughter, Ivy Staggs; and sister, Marcia (Roy) Sage of Orleans.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 21, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Ken Bushey officiating.  Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. and from 9:30 a.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts:  Men’s Warming Shelter

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16 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Ginny Jones | Bedford, IN
    Date: November 22, 2019
    Pat, So sorry for your loss. Mike had a big heart. I always enjoyed being with you both. Love and prayers for all of you.
  2. Guest: Roger Dailey | Brownstown, Indiana
    Date: November 21, 2019
    He has been an anchor point of mine for years. We are diminished. Prayers of comfort. He told me that in Heaven, he wanted the job of taking care of babies.
    Date: November 20, 2019
  4. Guest: Bobby Brown | Venice Florida
    Date: November 20, 2019
    Pat I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ve been gone from Lawrence county for 13 years and I still have the wisdom Mike shared with me. I had so very much respect for Mike and he has meant so much to me and many others..he will be missed by all who has known him. In loving recovery Bobby
  5. Guest: Steven Kirkman | Middlebury, Indiana
    Date: November 19, 2019
    Many fond memories of Mike when I was growing up with Ivan & Shane. A good man with a sense of humor and a unique personality. Our condolences to all of the family and may the choirs of angels welcome Mike home.
  6. Guest: Cheryl Woods | Mitchell
    Date: November 19, 2019
    With a heavy heart. To Pat and family, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I do know he's celebrating with Woody and many others at a meeting in the heavens.
  7. Guest: Stephanie Haverly-Koontz | Los Angeles, CA
    Date: November 19, 2019
    Mike was a shining light in my old home group. I will miss seeing him at meetings during my visits to Bedford. Prayers of comfort for his sweet wife and family. See you at the big meeting in the sky, my friend!
    Date: November 19, 2019
    Thoughts and prayers for all of you. God Bless Steve, Cheryl, Ryan, and Family
  9. Guest: Sean | Radcliff, KY
    Date: November 19, 2019
    Sorry for your loss....
  10. Guest: Renita Moore Lovell | Cincinnati Ohio
    Date: November 19, 2019
    So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Mike was a friend of my father, Danny Moore, who died 38 years ago at the age of 38 on the same daily that Mike passed, 11/18. In all the years since, whenever I saw Mike he always remembered me and chatted about Dad. He was a good man and a great friend. I am sorry for you loss. With deep sympathy, Renita Moore Lovell
  11. Guest: Lou Williams | Oolitic, IN
    Date: November 19, 2019
    I'm sorry at your Dad's passing Ivan, but am confident he is in a much better place. You were a good and supportive son -- Mike did well!
  12. Guest: Paul Brown | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: November 19, 2019
    Our deepest condolences to Pat and Family.
  13. Guest: Chuck & Jamie Chastain | Bedford In
    Date: November 18, 2019
    Our thoughts and prayers to you and all the family.
  14. Guest: Tony & Diane Nugent | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: November 18, 2019
    Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of the family.
  15. Guest: Mary Suanne Walker | South Dakota
    Date: November 18, 2019
    Mike was a good father to Ivan and Shane and he really loved them. Prayers to Pat, her children and Ivan Harris and Shane Harris
  16. Guest: Danny Walker | South Dakota
    Date: November 18, 2019
    I'm so sorry for the family's loss Mike always respected me as a friend my prayers for the family.