J. Nelson Harris, 87, Sperry New Holland VP, enjoyed hunting, the outdoors, and farming

By on July 5, 2017

J. Nelson Harris, 87, of Akron, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017, at home.

He was born in Juniata County to the late John and Anne (Sherlock) Harris, and was the husband of Dolores Rose (Boyer) Harris, with whom he would have celebrated 68 years of marriage on Aug. 7.

Nelson was the vice president of manufacturing and engineering at the former Sperry New Holland, where he worked for more than 34 years. He enjoyed hunting, the outdoors and farming in Juniata county.

Nelson is survived by four children: Connie Lou, wife of Harry Bitler, of Norristown; Coleen F., wife of Philip Geyer, of Newmanstown; Kenneth David, husband of Gerri (Wert) Harris, of Denver; and J. Kyle Harris, fiancé of Brandi Graver, of Denver; four grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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