Reynolds Funeral Home announces with deepest sympathy the passing of Mr. Freddie Lee Harris Jr, 67 of Decatur, AL, A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019, 12 Noon, at New Hopewell M.B. Church, with the Reverend Larry Lockett, officiating. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to the service. Family visitation will be Friday, October 25, 2019 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Reynolds Funeral Home.
Freddie Lee Harris Jr., Fred Jr., 3-T (Tall, Tan, Terrific), Entrepreneur, Electrician, Welder, Carpenter, Auto Mechanic and the skills continue. All of these titles describe.
Freddie Lee Harris, Jr. was born on December 15, 1951 to the parentage of Freddie Harris Sr. and Gracie Mae Houston Harris. He said farewell on October 22, 2019. At an early age Freddie joined New Hopewell Church. Freddie always said “I love the Lord and I pray”.
Freddie attended Dogwood Flat Elementary School in Athens, AL. He was a member of the last graduating class of Trinity High School in Athens, AL. The Class of 1970, where he played football and enjoyed high school events. Freddie started working at an early age with the school job program. He bragged about having the keys to the school. After high school he wanted to attend Florence State (University of North Alabama) but felt obligated to join the Air Force so he could help his mother financially. After three years of serving in the US Air Force he received an honorable discharge because of a serious knee injury Freddie attended and graduated from Calhoun Technical School and College. He was employed by Belafonte Nuclear Plant, Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant and other nuclear plants over the US. Freddie was an excellent electrician. After retiring, Freddie did many electrical jobs for friends, family and neighbors. He would help them whether they had money or had no money. Keeping people cool in the summer and hot in the winter was his thing.
Freddie was a member of the Black Wing Motorcycle Club of Huntsville, AL. He enjoyed riding with them and doing charity activities. He was proud to wear his Black Wing Leather Vest. Freddie liked to have fun and people enjoyed being around him. Freddie owns the Sportsmen Enterprise Park in Harvest, AL. The Sportsman Enterprise Park was the home of the Original Blues Festival and the Old School Festivals. This event took place for years in the park during Memorial Day weekend. Freddie and the staff brought joy to many people. There were bus loads of people from Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia and other states attending the festival. Everyone enjoyed the events. Thanks Freddie and the Sportsman Park Staff for so much JOY.
On October 22, 2019, a very unique courageous, wonderful man closed his eyes and became an electrician in heaven. You will be missed, but never forgotten.
Holding To The Memories: Carol his wife of 41 years, one daughter, Shaundora (Shawn) of Huntsville, AL; two sons, Freddie Harris III of Pittsburgh, PA and Cedrick Carthen (Carolyn) of Athens, AL; two granddaughters, Baylee and Cameryn Carthen; two brothers, John (Mamie) Harris of Louisville, KY and Henry (Julia) Harris of Elkmont, AL; five sisters, Luela (Kirk) Parker and Brenda Stover both of Athens, AL, Teresa (Floyd) Allen of Tanner, AL, Barbara (George) Coleman of Atlanta, GA and Sharon (Josh) Johnson of Toledo, OH; A Special Friend, Freddie Johnson of Athens, AL; A Friend, A Buddy, and Nephew, Ronald Vinson of Decatur, AL; one aunt, Anne Troupe of Athens, AL; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends