Albert R. Harris, 76, of Avon Park, passed away on Tuesday morning, Nov. 27, 2018 on his birthday, at his home. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, he had lived here since 2000. He retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service, having worked for the Armed Forces Network. After retiring he served as the V Corps Sports Director for the Department of Defense.
He lived with his family in Germany for 30 years, both while in service and as a civilian. In 1981 he received his Bachelor of Science and Associate In Arts degrees from University of Maryland. He was a former teacher at the Bowling Green Youth Academy in Avon Park. He had served as president of Avon Park Estates. He was an all-around sports man, mentor and coach of many different sports.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Vivian Harris; father, Adam Harris Jr.; brothers, Gerald and Michael. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marjorie Harris; three daughters, Jacqueline A. Billups-Harris of Avon Park, Florida, Angel Denise Morgan-Harris of Tampa, Florida and Albertina Renee Hodo-Harris of Washington, D.C.; three sisters, Jeannette, Adrian and Gloria; brother, Jerome; five granddaughters and Reggie the beloved German Shepard.
A funeral service will be held at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 with entombment following at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Arrangements with Fountain Funeral Home in Avon Park, Florida.