Obituary- George Ernest Harris (1946-2020)


George Ernest Harris, better known as Butch of Waldron, Arkansas (formerly of Waller, Texas) passed from this life on Saturday, July 18, 2020 with loved ones by his side.  He was 73 years old.

Butch was born December 1, 1946 in Houston, Texas to George Earl Harris and Ellen Zetterquist Harris.  He was a skilled farmer, photographer, and talented woodworker.  He was well known for his craftsmanship.  He was meticulous in his art and loved sharing his pieces with his family and friends.  Butch enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. 

Butch was a kind and loving man and leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 36 years Rosemary Parker Harris, and his children: Scotty Harris, Jamie Haley, Jerry Hashaw, Kelly Hashaw, and Jason Hashaw.  Butch also leaves behind loving grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his twin sister, Ernestine Zimmerman of Hondo, Texas.  Butch will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, friends, and loved ones.

Butch was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ellen Harris and sister Barbara Garrett.

A memorial life celebration will be held later.  Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Elite Hospice, 602 DeQueen St., Mena, AR 71953.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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