Glen Richmond Harris1

ID#747, b. 30 July 1926, d. 20 June 2014
Glen Richmond Harris
Father: James Ray Harris
Mother: Mary Ann Horner

Birth date: 30 July 1926
Birth place: Fork Ridge, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.2

Glen's first marriage was to Helen Lois Alley, daughter of Forrest William Alley and Vella Church, on 20 January 1945 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. J. R. Harris, a minister of the Church of Christ, certified that he united them in marriage.2

He became a widower at age 67 when Helen died on 20 March 1994.3,4

Glen died at age 87 on 20 June 2014 in Cedar Hill Care Center, Zanesville, Muskingham County, Ohio.5

An online obituary was published by the Grisell Funeral Home.5 The following is a transcription of that obituary:

"Glen R. Harris
July 30, 1926 - June 20, 2014
Harris, Glen R., age 87 of New Concord, OH, formerly of Moundsville, WV died Friday, June 20, 2014 in Cedar Hill Care Center, Zanesville, OH.
He was born July 30, 1926 the son of the late James Ray and Mary Horner Harris.
He was a former Church of Christ minister.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Alley Harris; and a son, David Ray Harris.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Roe Shepherd Harris; four sons, Dick (Sharon) Harris of New Concord, Steve (Denise) Harris of Woodsfield, OH, Brent (Pamela) Harris of Ft. Worth, TX, and John (Vikki) Harris of Streetsboro, OH; two daughters, Lois (Roger) Sivard of Graysville, OH, and Susan (Richard) Simons of East Rochester, OH; a daughter-in-law, Deanna (Steve) Miller of Charlotte, NC; five step-children, Barbara (Don) Hartley of Quaker City, OH, Nancy (Craig) Herwick and Sue (Brent) Fisher, all of Barnesville, OH, Greg Shepherd of Old Washington, OH, and Lynn (Dave) Barr of Barnesville, OH; a brother, H. Paul Harris of Moundsville; a sister, Mary (Harlan) Wood of Jonesboro, AR; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 4 step-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8pm at Grisell Funeral Home &
Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00am.
Interment in Salem Cemetery, Glen Easton, WV.
Memorial contributions may be made to your local Church of Christ."

[original spelling and punctuation retained]

A memorial service for Glen was conducted on 23 June 2014 at Grisell Funeral Homes & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.5 Glen's body was interred on 24 June 2014 in the Salem Church of Christ Cemetery, Bowman Ridge, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.5

Deceased Child of Glen Richmond Harris and Helen Lois Alley:

Family Line(s):
Church Index
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=4 Sep 2015


  1. [S86] Family information sheet completed during Church family reunion, 07 September 2002.
  2. [S578] Marriage License for Glen R. Harris and Helen Lois Alley, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online, file 4130847_00175.jpg.
  3. [S762] Funeral memorial card, (Moundsville, West Virginia: Grisell Funeral Home), Helen L. Harris, 23 March 1994 service.
  4. [S899] Helen L. Harris, Social Security Death Index, compiled by, online, supports month and year of birth.
  5. [S1933] Glen R. Harris obituary, presented by Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville, West Virginia, online