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July 8, 2014

Randall William Harris

TERRE HAUTE — Randall William Harris was born on July 4, 1949, in Terre Haute, to his parents Virgil William and Ruby Marie (Donham) Harris, and passed away at his home in Cape Coral, Fla., on July 6, 2014.

He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Penny (Lark) Harris; stepsons, Scott Stewart and Shawn (Vicki) Stewart; grandchildren, Brittany and Tyler Marshall, and Michael Stewart; brother, Robert (Pam) Harris; brother-in-law, David and Marsha Lark; nieces, nephew, and many friends who will miss him dearly, especially all of his friends in Terre Haute.

Randy was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8463 of Cape Coral and VFW Post 972 in Terre Haute. He also gave back to his community through the American Legion 104 in Terre Haute, and the Murdock Racing Club also in Indiana.

Randy graduated from Garfield High School in 1967, and decided to serve his country honorably walking point with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1968-1970. He was awarded 1 Bronze Star, Expert Marksmanship, Air Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and many others during his enlistment. He was honorably discharged on July 7, 1970. Randy was very excited to reconnect with his battle buddies and Lt. Keeney with whom he served in Vietnam.

He spent his civilian career in the construction industry. He belonged to the Laborers’ International Union of North America 204.

Randy loved to spend time working in his yard and gardening. The highlight of Randy’s typical day was spending time with all of his friends at the VFW. He always loved to make people laugh and he was never a stranger to anyone.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Fuller Metz Funeral Home, in Cape Coral. There will be a celebration of life Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the Cape Coral VFW Post 8463 at 1 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date at the Oak Hill Cemetery, in Riley. To leave the family a condolence please visit: www.fullermetz.com

 

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