He was born May 29, 1941, in Commerce to the late William P. Harris and surviving mother Doris Harris. Jim was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was retired from a 50-year banking career. He was a member of Clayton Baptist Church.
He is survived by: his loving wife, Dottie Harris of Clayton; a son, Jeffrey and Lisa Harris of Dillard; two grandchildren, Lauren and Tyler Harris, also of Dillard; two sisters, Joan Akin of Carnesville and Gwen Whitworth of Toccoa; a brother, William Harris of South Carolina; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.
The body has been cremated, and the family received friends Sunday at Beck Funeral Home. A memorial service followed in the Beck Funeral Home chapel.
The family is at their respective residences.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Jimmie A. Harris to the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office Scholarship Fund. Those donations can be made at the sheriff’s office or to Community Bank & Trust to the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office Donation Account and marked Scholarship Fund.
Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.beckfuneralhome.com.