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James L. Harris

October 26, 1933 — June 22, 2020


James L. Harris, 86 of Lancaster, Ohio passed away Monday, June 22, 2020 at Fairfield Medical Center. He was born on October 26, 1933 in Harlan, Kentucky to the late John P. and Sarah J. (Turner) Harris.

He served in the US Army. James held the position of Vice President of Quality Assurance at Ross Labs in Columbus, Ohio before retiring.

James is survived by his wife of 64 years, Faye I. Harris; daughter, Lisa (James A.) Knouff; son, Matthew L. Harris; granddaughter, Holly F. Knouff all of Lancaster, Ohio and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Ethel Harris, Blanche Harris and Betty Jean Harris, brothers, Foy Harris and John P. Harris.

Caring Cremation® has taken place by the FRANK E. SMITH FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, LANCASTER, OHIO.

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