Mt. Vernon Register-News

October 3, 2012

Oliver Harris, Sr.


MT. VERNON — — Oliver E. Harris, Sr., 75, of Evansville, Ind. passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He was born Jan. 20, 1937, the son of the late Wilson G. and Mary (Brown) Harris.

Oliver is survived by his wife, Janet (Sirkle) Harris of Evansville; son, Oliver Eugene “Gene” Harris, Jr., of Dallas, Texas.; sisters, Reece Taflinger of Moline and Mary Ann Peeler of Peoria; and many nieces and nephews.

He worked at Dowell, a division of Dow Chemical, owned Harris Operating Company, Inc. and was co-owner of Orion Petro Corp. He graduated from Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy and attended Trinity United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, at Alexander East Chapel and will be officiated by Rev. Allen W. Amstutz, with entombment in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit Thursday form 12 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.