ForeverMissed
      Sampson Harris Jr., 80, of Peoria, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at his residence.
     He was born on September 16, 1939 in Tchula, MS, a son of Sampson and Fannie Mae (Rodgers) Harris Sr. He married Rutha M. Harrris on April 15, 1963 in Peoria. She preceded him in death on June 30, 2019 in Peoria.
     Sampson is survived by his children, Linda Harris of Peoria, Owen (Stalena) Harris of Arlington, TX, Julius Harris of Peoria, April Harris of Peoria and Jeremy Harris of Atlanta, GA; siblings, Ruth Myles of Peoria, Naomi (Jerry) Geiger of Gary, IN and Leroy (Mildred) Harris of Galesburg; twenty-six grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; twelve great great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousin and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his children, Clyde Ramsey, Roger Ramsey, James Harris, Sampson Harris, Randy Harris, Terrina Harris, Angela Harria and Mary Harris; sister, Amy Wilson; and grandson, Keenan Howard.
     Sampson worked as a welder at Caterpillar. He retired in 1990, after twenty-six years of service. He then worked as a maintenance supervisor at K-mart. He loved to go on motorcycle rides. He also enjoyed cooking, fishing and hunting. He listened to Blues music and he collected coins. Cooking for his family and friends and being with his children and grandchildren brought him the most enjoyment.
     His family was most proud of him for his big heart and always lending a helping hand to them and his friends. They described him as always ready to have a good time.
     Due to COVID-19, all services will be private.
Posted by Kathy Coleman on March 28, 2020
REST IN PEACE TO ONE OF THE BEST UNCLES IN THE WORLD... TAKE YOUR REST, YOU'VE EARNED YOUR WINGS .....SMOOCHES UNC UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN...
Posted by Linda Harris on March 27, 2020
Dad it is so hard to let you go my heart is broken and it hurts. I am so blessed that God chose you and mom to be my parents. I will miss you and mom for the rest of my life. Rest now my angels until we meet again. Your daughter Linda.

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Posted by Kathy Coleman on March 28, 2020
REST IN PEACE TO ONE OF THE BEST UNCLES IN THE WORLD... TAKE YOUR REST, YOU'VE EARNED YOUR WINGS .....SMOOCHES UNC UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN...
Posted by Linda Harris on March 27, 2020
Dad it is so hard to let you go my heart is broken and it hurts. I am so blessed that God chose you and mom to be my parents. I will miss you and mom for the rest of my life. Rest now my angels until we meet again. Your daughter Linda.
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Shared by Sarita Hines-Williams on March 29, 2020
I am Lucille Martin's granddaughter and He and Big O and Cousin Charlie was always at Madeas in the Taft laughing and talking about them times down South.  Uncle Bud sometimes but them 3 quite often. That's some of what I remember after migrating to Peoria from Indianapolis.  So many cousins first time being around so much family. Those 3 were always visiting my grandma and making her laugh. 
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