Served in the U.S. Army

James Junior Harris, was born October 22, 1925, in Polk County, Missouri. On September 7, 2013 James passed away at the age of 87, peacefully, after a long battle with cancer. He was the son of William A. and Pearl Harris.

James married Genieva Warren on September 6, 1947 in Buffalo, Missouri. They celebrated 66 years of marriage.

James is survived by his wife of 66 years, Genieva; two sons, James Warren Harris of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Dr. William Kevin Harris and wife, Laura, of Washington, Missouri; two grandsons Capt. Kevin R. Harris and wife, Heather of North Carolina and Kyle J. Harris of Palm Beach, Florida; two nieces Joy Smith of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Paulette Andrews of Springfield, Missouri; two nephews Paul Mashburn, Jr., of Columbia, Missouri and Jeff Harris, of Scottsdale, Arizona.

James is preceded in death by his father and mother William A. and Pearl Harris; one sister Velma Mashburn; and one brother Dudley Harris; his grandparents Mark and Amanda Richards and David Monroe and Molly Harris.

James served his country in WWII with the US Army and was stationed in Germany. He was in the 254th Infantry/63rd division. He was awarded two Bronze Stars for “acts of heroism in a combat zone.”

He owned and operated Harris Interiors, a Camdenton icon, for over 40 years, retiring in 1990. He was a 50 plus year member of the Masonic Lodge and was a Shriner member of the Abou Ben Adhem Shrine. James was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting and had made many elk hunting excursions to Colorado. He loved riding his tractor and mower and did so until the age of 87.

Visitation will be held Monday, September 9, 2013 from 5:00-700 p.m. at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Graveside Service and Interment will be Tuesday, September 10, at 1:00 p.m. at Hopewell Cemetery in Urbana, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to Wounded Warriors Project and may be left at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at

Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.