Gary Lee Harris


Death: November 28th, 2017
Age: 78 years
Residence:Sylvan Lake
Previous Residence(s):Bay City

Gary Lee Harris died peacefully on Tuesday, November 28th at 12:22pm surrounded by his family and close friends at his home in Sylvan Lake, Michigan at the age of 78.

Gary is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Sharon, his son Scott (Donna), his daughter Kelly (Gordy), his sister Marlene (Bill), and brothers Keith (Judy) and Randy (Peggy)  Daugher in law Tanya Harris.. His grandchildren Jacqueline (Andy), Jessica, John (Jessica), Caitlin (Jon), Joseph, Gary, and Nicholas. He was also a great-grandfather “GG-Pop” to Harrison (Jessica), Hannah (John) and Finley (Caitlin).

He is proceeded in death by his father Albert Harris, his mother Alberta Harris (Keyser), and his son Kirk  Harris.

Gary was born and raised in Bay City, Michigan and attended Bay City Junior College before Studying at the University of Michigan extension for Traffic Management. In his later years, Gary dedicated his time to researching Multiple Sclerosis and advocating for his peers with the same disease.

He will be remembered for his everlasting smile, positive attitude, and his care and compassion for everyone. His kindness and enthusiasm, his loyalty, and his genuine love for his family and friends. His ability to maintain lifelong relationships, and to bring joy to all of those he encountered.

The family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak, Michigan 48073 (Between 13-14 Mile) on Saturday, December 2nd at 11am until memorial service at 4pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society- Michigan Chapter, 21311 Civic Center Dr., Southfield, MI 48076 or to the family to be used according to their wishes



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