Ronald J. Harris

Ronald J. Harris, 62, of Belleville, Illinois, born Friday, July 29, 1949, in Sullivan, IN, died Monday, January 9, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois.

Ronald worked as a radar technician for United States Air Force for 21 years and also worked as a barber at Hometown Barber Shop in O'Fallon, IL for 20 years. He was a member of Hope Church Belleville Illinois, He was a United States Air Force Vietnam veteran.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Father: John Harris
  • Brother: Tony Harris

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Diana nee Dubree, Harris of Belleville, IL
  • Children
    • Renee (Grant) Evitts of Smithton, IL
    • Todd (Kristina) Harris of Belleville, IL
  • Mother: Pauline nee Boone, Harris of Sullivan, IN
  • Brothers
    • Jerry (Carolyn) Harris of Raleigh, NC
    • Ray  Harris of Vincennes, IN
  • Sisters
    • Wanda (Wayne) Spitzer of Faywood, NM
    • Janet (Robert) Bond of Oak Town, IN
    • Linda (Steve) Reitmeyer of Carmel, IN
  • Grandchildren
    • Logan Nickerson
    • Julianne Evitts
    • Travis Evitts
    • Gabriel Harris
    • Payton Harris
    • Neo Harris

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the St. Baldrick's Children Cancer Foundation.

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10:15 am Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Pastor Jay Krumeich officiating.  Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.

Condolences left for Ronald J. Harris:

    I was so sad to get the news today that Ron had passed away. My deepest sympathy to Diana, the love of Ron's life, and Renee, Todd and families, who were Ron's pride and joy. Ron was a wonderful man who saw good in everyone. The world lost a great man today.

    Connie Frankovich Prosper TX 75078

    Ron was my barber for at least ten years. Although we only had casual conversations, I could tell his true focus in life was his family. He and I often discussed our grandkids. He will truly be missed. Please accept my sincere condolences to immediate and extended family. God bless.

    Roger Baskett O'Fallon IL 62269

    We knew Ron from the barber shop. We are so, so saddened to hear of his passing. Ron always had a smile on his face and a kindness for everyone. He loved his family and his home, often talking about home projects like re-siding or new flooring or his joy of biking. Ron was a good man, a good husband, and a good father. He will be missed but he left a loving spirit in all who met him. Our sincerest condolences to his family. Mike and Linda Carroll

    Mike and Linda Carroll O Fallon IL 62269

    So sorry to hear of Rons passing.I worked barbering with him for years at Plaza Barber Shop. He did live for his family& talked of them everyday. I pray that he is in peace. He was a good Barber buddy.

    Norma Blankenship New Albany, Indiana 47150

    America has lost another HERO with the passing of Ron. I worked with Ron from 93-99 and he was a blast to be around and could be quite the funniest. Diana I am truly sorry for you loss and I hold you and your family in my heart and pray for peace fot you. Ron I miss our holloween dress up at Plaza Barber Shop Thank You for your service to our great Nation and our FREEDOM. You will be missed.

    Ricky Bond Paducah KY 42001

    I just happened to find Hometown Barber Shop one day and my life has been better for meeting Ron. Just to cross paths with a person of good cheer, honesty and love for his family and country was a true delight. He is with his savior.

    Bill Reker Carlyle IL 62231

    Sorry to hear of Ron's passing--knew him from cutting my hair at Plaza Barber Shop and Home Town Barber Shop in O'Fallon,Il--Satch

    Satch Keller O'Fallon,Il

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Ron's passing and my deepest sympathies go out to the family he leaves behind. I first had the pleasure of meeting Ron about 10 years ago at the barber shop. Ron always had a heart-warming smile on his face and something nice to say when you walked thru the door. Ron…you touched so many and you will be dearly missed my friend!!! May you rest in peace…

    Mark Atkins O'Fallon IL 62269