Jack L. ‘Uncle Jack aka Wolf Man Jack’ Harris

September 11, 1955 ‒ March 09, 2017

Galion, Ohio

Jack L. “Uncle Jack aka Wolf Man Jack” Harris, age 61, of Galion, passed away peacefully, Thursday evening, March 9, 2017, in the comfort of his son’s home.

He was born on September 11, 1955, in Beckley, WV, to the late Jack Harris and Christine (Cyrus) Harris whom survives.

Jack was a hardworking man who enjoyed many professions over the years. He worked on oil rigs for many years before becoming an entrepreneur. Some of the many business deals he had included running a concession stand, selling firewood, set up shop at the local flee market in Florida, and owner/ operator of a skid steer of which he called the business ‘Dirty Deeds done Dirt Cheap’.

Away from working hard, Jack loved to entertain. He often held big parties for family and friends. Sometimes he hosted events to raise funds for charities close to his heart. His love for food not only included eating but also cooking the food of which many friends and family members enjoyed. Jack enjoyed reading, raising his chickens, going coon and deer hunting with his family, riding his motorcycle, and was member of the AmVets in Galion. Most importantly, Jack was loving and caring to his family especially his grandkids.

He is survived by his children: Jack (Tiffany) Harris, Jackie (John Haupt) Harris, and Karrie Harris; grandchildren: James Coen, Jack M. Harris, Blake Howell, Hunter Harris, Kiara Howell, Madison Harris, Autumn Harris, Selah Coen; mother, Christine; brothers: Carl Harris, Randy Harris, and Johnney (Peggie) Harris;  sisters: Oreda Wright and Chris (LeRoy) Raber; aunt, Oreda Mason; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jack.

His family will greet friends from 1 PM to 3 PM on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. (67 N. Main St., Mt. Gilead, OH). Services honoring his life will follow there at 3 PM, with Rev. Dr. Irene Scaramazza, Kindred Chaplain, officiating.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 5555 Frantz Rd, Dublin, OH 43017.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to serve Jack’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • My heart goes out the entire family may you all find comfort in remembering the good times and stay positive and celebrate the life that was great . Hugs to you all

  • So sorry for your loss. It’s been years since I have seen Jack & any of the family. However many memories were made with this family when they lived my uncle John & aunt Doris years ago. Praying for you all while going thru this difficult time. Just remember he isn’t suffering & now at rest with Dad again. Love you all 💕🙏🏼

  • So sorry for your loss. It’s been years since I have seen Jack & any of the family. However many memories were made with this family when they lived by uncle John & aunt Doris years ago. Praying for you all while going thru this difficult time. Just remember he isn’t suffering & now at rest with Dad again. Love you all 💕🙏🏼

  • I am so so sorry for your loss as no words can ease the pain and heart ache you are going through. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers and Jackie I pray for strength for you to get through these next few days honey. If you need anything you know where we are. We love you very much. May God. bless you all. Love and hugs. ❤️🙏❤️😘 Cindy.

  • So sorry for your loss, may God wrap his arms around you and comfort you all!

  • You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Jack has always been such a sweetheart to me and my girls. So, many laughs and good times to remember him by. He will be truly missed.

  • My fondest memory of your dad was you better know where his children was at all times he would come home from work and if he seen me and Jack his first question was where is my daughter Karrie or if he seen me and Karrie his first question would be where is my son Jack wanted to visually see them children

  • Sorry for the lose. I truly always liked the fuck out your dad Jack and Karrie. I will forsure try to stop in Tuesday to pay my respects. I am just living right across the street from the place. You guys will be on my mind and in my heart here through your time of hardship. Fly high Big Jack ride that bike and rattle those pipes all throughout the big open sky. Should be some good ridding light traffic with a open speed limt.

  • I am sorry for your loss, I remember him coming into the restaurant. He seemed like a nice man. Prayers for your family.

  • I met Jack last year when he worked our meet & greet for Leland Chapman. He was a kind and generous man who we enjoyed having around. I was hoping to get to see him again this year. He had a great personality and sense of humor. He will be missed by many. RIP Jack.

  • Jack you were always a straight up guy you will be missed I remember all the good times we had Rest In Peace my friend see you on the other side

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. He was such a kind man. May God be with you all during this difficullt time

  • My true condolences go out to Jackie, Little Jack, and Karrie during the loss of their father. I wrote one on a guest book must have went to the newspaper! Feeling a recent loss myself I know how it feels the sorrow and pain within ones heart. They may be gone but never forgotten. Hold onto the memories good and bad and always look to the Lord for peace and comfort, for He is the one who gives strength. I pray for peace and comfort in your time of sadness. Knowing Jack he was one catbird and a very unique individual even in phone conversations at times. May he rest in peace, and no more suffering. God has made his body whole again. To his children and grandchildren rest in knowing that. Love and prayers always Ida Collins and family

  • So sad to hear of the loss of Jack. I met Jack several years ago on one of his adventures, City Limits” in Marion, Ohio. I started working for him and Karen at the restaurant, and also ran the “Uncle Jacks Weenie Shack” at a few parties with him. Always was making people laugh and have a good time! I left Ohio several yrs back, and went to the house out old South Street road to find him 6 yrs ago. They had moved. Many many fond memories with Jack and the family. My heart is breaking for you all right now. Cherish your memories and know that he loved his family most of all. Sending hugs to you Lil Jack and Karrie and Karen and brother Johnny. Love you guys. So sorry I can’t be there to celebrate Jacks life with you all. Just know I think about you guys all the time… And tell everyone about my adventures with Jack and the Weenie Shack. My husband and I are looking for one for ourselves to travel with and just enjoy our golden years. Prayers for strength during this time for you all.

  • Sorry for your loss. I’m happy that Jack got to spend his final days with his family because I know that’s where he wanted to be. I know that he loved you all and how much he meant to you. I never got to spend much time with Jack, but always enjoyed talking and joking with him when we did get together. He will be missed by all the people that got the chance to know him.