Visitation at Main Service
Obituary of Jay J. Harris
Jay J. Harris, 88, a retired Mechanical Engineer, died August 29, 2018 at Mississippi State Veterans Home of Oxford, MS. Visitation is Sunday September 2, 2018, 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. at Zion Baptist Church in Pontotoc, MS. Funeral services are 2:00 P.M. Sunday at Zion Baptist Church in Pontotoc, MS with burial in the Drew Cemetery in Drew, MS. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS is handling the arrangements.
Mr. Harris was a member of Zion Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He served as a past president of the Engineer's Society and member of the ASME Society, MS Baptist Brotherhood and MSU Alumnis. He always enjoyed teaching classes at the Pontotoc Wellness Center and enjoyed missions with the Pontotoc County Baptist Association. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from Mississippi State University. While working in the 1960's, he worked as an engineer on the space program. He served his country in the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War. He was always a kidder and joker.
Mr. Harris is survived by his sons Michael Jay Harris (Karen) of Hartselle, AL and Joseph L. Harris (Pam) of Bemidji, MN; daughter Dr. Cay Harris of Hartselle, AL; brother Dickie Harris of Clarksdale, MS; sister Honoree Waldrip of Pontotoc, MS; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Neldeane Cummins Harris; parents James L. and Bernice Sheperd Harris; brothers Louis Harris, Levy Harris, Martin Harris and George Harris and sister Katie Harris Stanley.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Zion Baptist Church, 459 Valley Road, Pontotoc, MS 38863.