HARRIS, Ernest D. “Big Ern”

HARRIS, Ernest D. “Big Ern,” 83, of Piedmont, OH, formerly of Bellaire, OH, died Saturday, December 1, 2012, in Wheeling Hospital.

He was born August 1, 1929, in Flushing, OH, a son of the late Robert and Mary Armstrong Harris.

He was retired from the Kroger Company, Bellaire, OH. He was a member of the Lansing Sportsman Club, Barnesville Elks Club, a member of The Ohio Huskie Muskie Club and received an outstanding catch award in 1994, and was a Methodist by faith.

Preceding him in death was a brother, Chuck Harris.

Surviving is a son, Michael (Patty) Harris Sr. of Concord, NC; a daughter, Terri Ackerman of Cincinnati, OH; his former wife and mother of his children, Nancy Zaleski Harris of Bellaire; a sister, Dee (Dave) Evans of Columbus, OH; three grand children, Josh Malarski, Michael Harris Jr. and Christine Wooten; a great- granddaughter, Emily Harris.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauk necht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441 37th St., Bellaire, OH, on Tuesday from noon until time of funeral service at 4 p.m. with Reverend James Hoff Officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to The National Parkinson’s Foundation, Central and South East Ohio Chapter, 2800 Corporate Exchange Drive, Suite 265, Columbus, OH 43231

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com.