Funeral Services for Michael Harris, 70, Custer City resident will be held 10:00 A.M., Saturday May 1, 2021 in the First Baptist Church in Clinton, officiated by Dan Day and Mike Bryant. Burial will conclude in the Mount Hope Cemetery South East of Custer City under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
Michael Eugene Harris was born November 12, 1950 to Raymond Eugene Harris and Minnie Oleta (Harbuck) Harris in Weatherford, OK and passed away Monday, April 26, 2021 in his rural Custer City home.
Michael aka “Big Mike “started his early years in the Cooperton and Roosevelt areas. His family did dairy farm work and they moved to Clinton and worked at the Travis Dairy. He continued his schooling in Clinton. He married Connie Koch August 11, 1970 in Arapaho.
He was employed with Merrill and Koch Construction Company until becoming self-employed and owned and operated Harris Backhoe Service for the next ten years.
He then began a 26 year career as the manager of Custer County Rural Water District #3. He has also farmed and ranched, and took pride in raising quality Angus seed stock, wheat and hay for several years.
They had made their homes in Arapaho, Custer City and most recently purchased a farm north and west of Custer City.
He enjoyed running dogs to hunt coyotes and he enjoyed deer hunting as well as fishing. He liked music and he enjoyed dancing.
He is preceded in death by his dad, and brother, Albert Harris.
He is survived by his wife, Connie, of the home; son, Michael Harris, II and wife, Erin, Guthrie, OK; two daughters, Laura Schimmel and husband, Tony, Custer City, OK, Tammy Kline and husband, Seth, Chandler, OK; mother, Minnie Harris, Hugo, OK; two sisters, Carolyn Pence and husband, Hugh, Hugo, OK and Oleta Bryant and husband, Mike, Hugo, OK; brothers, Steve Harris and wife, Cindy, Atlanta, Texas and Eddie Harris, Hugo, OK, and grandchildren.
He is also survived by grandchildren, Terry Don Anderson, III, Cherokee Nickhol Moss, Garrett Lane Kline and Jayjay Robinson, Laney Elizabeth Harris, Cooper Shane Kline, Lydia June Harris, Leah Michael Harris, Lexie Michelle Harris and a greatgrandson, Easton Dewayne Moss.