James “Jim” David Harris, of Mitchell passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on the early morning of September 29, 2021 at IU Health of Bedford. He was 72 years old.
Jim entered this life on August 13, 1949, in Sparksville, Indiana. He was the son of John Harris and Lola (Wheeler) Sanders.
He was a loving father and Papaw to his family. Jim was an avid fisherman, and hunter. Jim loved the outdoors just as much as he loved spending time with his family. He was a Cemetery Caretaker for the Elwood City Cemetery. Jim retired after 20 years of caring for grounds of the cemetery.
Jim survivors include his children, Dawn Dauenhauer, Shawn Harris and his wife Jennifer, Shanna Harris, Shane Harris and Brannon Harris, a sister Iva Higgs and her husband Charles, eighteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a stepfather Leon Sanders, four brothers, Larry Harris, Mack Harris, John Harris, Jack Harris, and a sister Evelyn Harris.
As per Jim’s wishes, he will be cremated, with a memorial service to be scheduled for a later date .
Final arrangements have been entrusted through Hague Funeral Home of Medora.