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Freemon Harris

He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Virginia (Harris) Reed, Jo Ann (Harris) Biggs and Bettye Harris; and two brothers, Robert Harris and Hugh Harris Jr.
He grew up on a small farm in Santa Fe, just outside Columbia, and graduated from Santa Fe High School. He earned a two-year degree from Draughons Business School in Nashville and spent three years working at Massey-Ferguson in Nashville. He then was hired at Tennessee Farmers Co-op as a trainee and first worked at Maury and Giles Farmers Co-op, before being hired as assistant manager in March of 1967. He was then named manager of Obion County Farmers Co-op in March of 1969 and worked in that capacity for 42 years before retiring in 2011.
He was a member of Harris United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday school and served on several committees. He was also a Mason.
He was a lover of the outdoors and loved bird hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. Family time was much enjoyed, with card games, checkers, horseshoes and joke-telling.  He was an amazing history buff and so enjoyed travels with his wife, children, grandchildren and Co-op friends.
Services were set for 1 p.m. today at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Walter Asher and Dr. Ron Cox officiating.
Pallbearers were to be his nephews, Todd Baxter, Tim Venable, Rick Harris, Eddie Reed, Danny Peters, Lyle Peters, Johnny Peters, Tony Harris and Jeff Harris. Honorary pallbearers were to be employees of Obion County Farmers Co-op.
The family requests that donations be made to Harris United Methodist Church, in care of Sandra Ross, 1096 Circle Drive, Union City, TN 38261.
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