Otis Lester Harris

Otis Lester Harris, 72, of DeRidder, LA passed from this life on Thursday, January 18, 2018.


Otis Lester (Bill) Harris was born on July 22, 1945 to the late Frank and Rurhie Mae Harris.  departed this life on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the blessed age of 72.  He joined Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and later on joined Norris Memorial C.O.G.I.C. Mr. Harris retired from the United States Army, having served two tours in Vietnam.  He loved to fish, fish and more fishing.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and was loved by all that knew him.


Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Derron Griffin and Toni of DeRidder, LA, Devin Harris of Houston, TX, Curtis Harris of Austin, TX, and Otis Harris, Jr. of DeRidder, LA; daughters, Demetrial Washington and Tina of DeRidder, LA and Cynthia Harris of Atlanta, GA; brothers, Lonnie Harris of Cleveland, OH, Nathanial Harvey, Cleveland, OH, Tom Lee Harris of Lake Placid, FL and Riley Harris of Mt. Morris, MI; sisters, Mattie Ree Jones of Tuskegee, AL, Allarea Beverly of San Antonio, TX, Helen Harris of Bradenton FL, Sheree Wilson of Salem, AL; aunt, Marie France , of Oshkosh, WS. He also had eighteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Preceding him in death are his loving wife, Sandra Lynette Harris; brothers, Clarence Harris, Willie James, Jab Harris, Johnny Harris, Roscoe Harvey; sister, Perline Davis & Salliey Buchanan Harris; parents; Frank & Ruthie Harris.


Visitation and Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Norris Memorial C.O.G.I.C.  in DeRidder, LA, with visitation being from 9:00 – 11:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.   Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, LA.

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