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Mr. Howard L. Harris

October 27, 1942 ~ July 18, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old


Howard Louis Harris affectionately known as “Tony” passed away on July 18, 2023 at Christian Northeast Hospital at 10:26 AM. 

Howard Louis Harris was born on October 27, 1942 in Damascus, Arkansas to Wilson Harris and Henrietta Spencer, who both preceded him in death. He was the oldest of eleven. He was preceded in death by three brothers, George (Butch) Gray, Jewel Spencer, Ronnie Spencer; two sisters, Georgia Spencer Bush, Angie Hunter. 

Tony professed a hope in Christ at an early age at Greater Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Tony was educated by the Little Rock Public School District, where he ran track. After graduating high school, Tony moved to St. Louis, Missouri. 

Tony met the love of his life, Dorothy. On November 6, 1972, they were married. To this union Larry Harris and Danielle Durham (Harris) was born. 

Tony was employed at Industrial Sugars, RC Cola, and Boaz Logistics before starting his own trucking company Harris Home Delivery. Tony preferred going on road trips; where he took Dorothy and his granddaughter Brielle. 

Tony enjoyed fishing, golfing, horseback riding, dancing and driving trucks. He was skilled and had a passion for repairing cars. In his spare time he enjoyed watching sports, in particular wrestling and boxing. Tony loved wearing and collecting hats. Tony cherished returning home to Little Rock, Arkansas to visit family. 

Tony shall surely be missed by all that knew him; due to his witty personality and an infectious laughter. 

Tony leaves to cherish his memory: his wife - Dorothy Harris of St. Louis, MO; daughter - Danielle Durham (Harris) of St. Louis, MO; granddaughter Brielle Durham of St. Louis, MO; three sisters - Shirley Brown Hill (Gregory) of Kansas City, MO, Dorothy Chism of Little Rock, AR, and Jessie Ford (Leonard) of Little Rock, AR; two brothers - Henderson Spencer of Little Rock, AR and Vernon Spencer of Little Rock, AR; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Tony had a special friend Pauline Tyus, who was his care taker until his departure.

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July 22, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Luke Memorial Baptist Church
3623 Finney Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63113

Funeral Service
July 22, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Luke Memorial Baptist Church
3623 Finney Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63113

Private Interment


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