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Obituaries

April 27, 2014

Albert George Harris Jr.

1947-2014

On September 18, 1947, in Muskogee, OK, a boy was born to A.G. and Willia Mae Harris. He was the second born of four children. The couple named their beloved gift, Albert George Harris Jr. Later to be widely known in surrounding communities as “Bunky.”

At a young age Albert Jr. was baptized into the family of God and was a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church.

Albert Jr. was educated in the Muskogee Public School system and graduated from Manual Training High School with the class of 1965. During his studies at Manual Training, Albert Jr. satisfactorily completed 1015 hours of instruction in vocational barbering, a skill that he loved and later practiced for many years.

In 1970, Albert Jr. entered into a committed relationship with Christine Vann and started a family.

Albert Jr. served in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge in August 1973. Albert Jr. worked at Muskogee General Hospital and the U.S. Post Office in a janitorial capacity until his physical health prevented any further pursuits of gainful employment.

In his 66th year, Albert G. Harris Jr. went home to be with the Lord, Monday, April 21, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved Christine, a daughter, Marsha Ann, and sister, Barbara Ann Porter.

Family members who remain to cherish memories of his life, a daughter, Renette (Shannon) Ousley, four grandchildren, Chaunda, Cortney, Cameron, and Daquarius, 3 great-grandchildren, step-daughter, Cora Garrett and her family, brother, Jimmie (Janis) Harris, sister, Janie Harris, God sister, Antonia Walker, devoted brother-in-law, Alan Vann, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The Harris family invites you to come share with them your memories of “Bunky” on Monday, April 28, 2014, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Granger Colonial Chapel.

Arrangements have been entrusted with Granger House of Winn Funeral Home. Online condolence and registry may be expressed at www.houseofwinn.com

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