Gerald Wayne “Jerry” Harris

November 30, 1944 ‒ March 27, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Gerald Wayne “Jerry” Harris, age 74, of Mount Vernon, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at the Knox Community Hospital.

He was born on November 30, 1944, in St. Clairsville, Ohio the late Robert and Frances (Ault) Harris. Jerry was employed at United Telephone, which later became Sprint Telephone, from which he retired.  After retirement, he started his own business called H&C Telephone.  Jerry was a member of the Colonial City Moose Lodge #2555 and was also in the United States Merchant Marines.  He also was a member of Hiawatha Golf Course which was considered his second home.

Jerry is survived by his wife Barbara (Hynes) Harris; two daughters, Lisa Lybarger, Becky (Bill) Salyer; two sons, Ronnie (Pam) Carruthers, Colonel Daniel (Sarah) Thompson; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and his sister Connie (Tom) Costine.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his brother Kenny Harris.

Friends may call on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

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  • So sorry for your loss. I’ve known jerry nearly my whole life. I spent a lot of time at his house as a child with Lisa. I thought very much of him. He was a kind and loving man. I will miss seeing him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you Rest In Peace Jerry. I will always think of you when I’m at DQ.

  • I worked with Jerry at United Telephone. We often shared solutions to problems. He was very respectful of all the people he worked with. Rest well friend.

  • Barb,
    Our sincere condolences. May God comfort you & your family. You will be in our thoughts & prayers.
    Dan & Sue

  • Jerry played a important part in my life as a young man. He was my supervisor while at United Telephone. And a great friend for many years afterward. Rest In Peace my friend.

  • So sorry for your loss,Jerry and I and a lot of buddies had good times growing up in school and after,he will be missed,sorry we lost contact after our younger years.

  • Barb, I am so sorry for your loss. Jerry was a great guy. I so appreciated you both during Kenny’s illness and after he passed. Sending you lots of love. Cheryl

  • My heartfelt condolences Barb and family. “If I could write for you a rainbow, I surely would. Since I cannot write for you a rainbow, I send my love.”

  • So fortunate to have such a great brother in law! We shared so many great times through the years! Jerry you are so missed ! Barb you are in my thoughts and will always be there for you! Take care.

  • Barb and family, Sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    With sincere sympathy

  • Barb and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. I worked with him at the phone company for years and he did a lot of work for me as H & C. He was a great guy and enjoyed his laughter and the cups of coffee we had at work. Prayers for all of the family. I am out of town and won’t be able to come to the calling hours but I will be thinking of all of you.

  • Lisa, so very sorry for the loss of you Dad. George and I worked with him at the telephone company and he was always in such a good mood. Enjoyed seeing him at the golf course as well, always had time to talk. Prayers to you and your family.
    George & Sherrie King