James Harris

Hamilton County

James Paul "Jim" Harris, 86, of Hixson, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in a local hospital.He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was a proud WWII veteran, serving as a medic in the U.S. Army. He retired from Combustion after 35 years.He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Dora Mae Harris; stepmother, Gussie Harris; brothers, Bobby, Ray, Dennis and Billy Harris; and sister, Georgia Mae McLemore.Jim is survived by his wife of 55 years, Viola Harris; daughter, Janice (Doug) Thomas, of Hixson; grandson, Shaun Cross, of Soddy-Daisy; and two great-grandsons, Hayden and Austin; sister, Elizabeth Murray and brothers, Wayne, Richard and John Harris.Please visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.Graveside services are 2:30 p.m. today at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Minister Ken Chambers officiating.Visitation is 1-2 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace. 423-877-3524.

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