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Thomas Lee "Tom" Harris, 54 of Alexandria, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis after a brief illness.
Tom was born in Anderson on Oct. 3, 1963, and was the son of LeRoy and Patricia (McIntire) Harris. On Aug. 26, 1989, he married Ruth (Harrison) Harris.
Tom graduated from Frankton High School and received his bachelor's degree at Tennessee Tech and a master's degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. He was employed by Aspire, where he was the supervisor for the Hudson House. Tom was active in the Boys Scouts of America, where he served as a scout master and a den leader for the Weebles Cub Scouts. He was a member of the Lake St. Baptist Church in Chesterfield.
Tom was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Family was everything to him. That included his church and work families, as well.
Tom is survived by his wife, Ruth; son, Drake Harris; daughter, Erica (Jacob) Fluhr; nephews Quentin Harris, Royce Harris and Sullivan Harris; and honorary son, Patrick Campbell. He also is survived by his special grandson, Kian Fluhr, and great-niece, Aryanna.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m at Whetsel Funeral Service, 1503 S. Park Ave., Alexandria. A celebration of life service will close the gathering time at 7:30 p.m., with Rev. Ken King officiating.
Tom's family respectfully requests that, due to severe allergies among members of the family, you not wear perfume or cologne to the services. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to the Harris family for the care of their children. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Whetsel Funeral Service is honored to care for Tom and his family.
For additional obituary information and online condolences visit: www.whetselfuneralservice.com.
Published on January 28, 2018
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