Stanley D. Harris, age 92, of Clinton passed away June 19 after a brief illness
Stan was born in Wapella, Illinois to Bernard and Maude (Cox) Harris on October 29, 1926. He attended a rural one room schoolhouse, two years at Waynesville High School and then graduated from Clinton High School in 1943.
In 1944, Stan enlisted in the United States Navy and served during World War II on a destroyer in the Pacific. He was released from active duty in 1946 but was recalled in 1951 during the Korean conflict.
Stan is survived by his wife Maxine (Obermeyer) whom he married on January 6, 1952. He is also survived by his son Brian (Lisa) of Medford Lakes, New Jersey and three grandchildren, Nicholas, Lauren and Luke Harris, all of St. Louis, Missouri. Stan had one brother, Kent Harris, who preceded him in death.
Stan retired from Shell Oil after 32 years of service and was a member of the American Legion, Elks, and Masonic Lodge. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a firm believer in the Golden Rule.
Graveside Services will be held Tuesday, June 25 at 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating and military honors to follow. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral, Clinton, IL, is in charge of arrangements.
Per Stan’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, please direct any memorials to: The Shriner’s Hospital for Children 4400 Clayton Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com