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“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
1 of 25 | Posted by: Steven Siddall - Fort Wayne, IN

“We loved our sweet, kind Dr. Harris. Our family sends our deepest condolences to all of you. May God bless and heal your broken hearts. ”
2 of 25 | Posted by: Fran Hale - Fort Wayne, IN

“Sending heartfelt sympathy to the family. Jim was my mom and dad's neighbor, and such a nice, caring man. Jim made sure he checked in on my dad...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Joanne LaLone - Auburn Hills, MI

“Sharon my condolences. All who had the privilege of knowing Jim will miss him. ”
4 of 25 | Posted by: John Smith - Lady Lake, FL

“My heart goes out to Mrs. Harris, Brent, Jill, Amy and the rest of their family. I was so fortunate to spend many of my childhood summers next door...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Renata Bauman - Denver, CO

“Dr Harris was a great doctor and very funny and warm man ”
6 of 25 | Posted by: Brian Greulach

“Dr. Harris was a phenomenal doctor and an even greater man. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: Mandy Sutherland (Greulach) - IN

“Sharon, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are out of town now but please know we are thinking of you and you are in our hearts ...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Mary Meehan - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dr. Amy and family, so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. He was our family doctor from 1980 until his retirement and we came with you. He meant...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Dr. Amy and family, we are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was my doctor when I was growing up and then he became my husband's and...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Deb Perrine - Ossian, IN

“Intelligence, knowledge, integrity, sincerity, patience, compassion, kindness, and generosity are some of the characteristics that define a good...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Dr. Richard Bauman - Punta Gorda, FL

“I first met Doc Harris when Doc Barr retired. Doc Barr chose Doc Harris for me. It's never easy changing physicians, but since we were both veterans...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Lee McAllister - Fort Wayne, IN

“Very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I can sympathize with what you are experiencing. I have great memories of our many RV trips together. Just as my...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Jim Babcock - Santa Fe, NM

“DR. HARRIS WILL BE TRULY MISSED, HE DELIVERED MYSELF AND MY TWIN SISTER IN 1969 AND REMEMBERED LATER IN YEARS THAT WE WERE THE BIGGEST TWINS HE...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: KELLY FULLERTON

“I was very fortunate to start my career at what was Lake Avenue Physicians with a great bunch of guys, Dr Harris being one of them. I always...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Jackie Akey - Fort Wayne, IN

“DR HARRIS WAS SUCH AN AWESOME DOCTOR. HE WAS MY DOCTOR AND MY CHILDRENS DOCTOR UNTIL WE MOVED. PRAYERS FOR COMFORT TO THE WHOLE FAMILY.HE WAS A GOOD...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: LAURA BITZEL (TRAUTMAN)

“Dr. Harris was our family physician for many years until he retired. I also had the privilege of working with him on the Parkview Hospital Board and...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Ginny Fryback - Fort Wayne, IN

“We are so sorry for you loss. Dr. Harris was a wonderful doctor and a good person. ”
18 of 25 | Posted by: LENA & RICHARD SCHNEIDER - Yoder, IN

“Sharon, so very sorry to hear of your husbands passing. Prayers and Blessings for you and your family. ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Bonnie Gunckel - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dave and I are praying for you and your family, Sharon, during this very difficult time. ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Julia Peterson

“Rest in Peace ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: Jamie Epstein-Nine - Huntington, IN

“The Harris family was always my second family. So sorry for the loss of a great father, husband , brother, and Dr. Your in my thoughts and prayers. ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Jamie Epstein-Nine - Huntington, IN

“Sharon & Family,I'm so sorry to hear of Uncle Jim's passing. I have nothing but wonderful memories of him and our time at the lake as children. I...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Christine Harris Sylvester - VA

“There aren't words that can express our sorrow, may God bless and comfort you and your family. The Sunseekers will truly miss him. ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Steve & Connie Runkle - OH

“I am so sorry, when I think of your dad I think of what a gentle man, kind hearted, soft spoken, good to the core man. ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Emily Locke-Witte - Fort Wayne, IN


Dr. James J. (Jim) Harris, 80, long-time resident of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, July 24th at his summer home at Coldwater Lake, Michigan.
Jim was born February 18, 1938 in Fort Wayne to John and Mary Elizabeth (Estes) Harris. Jim was a family medicine physician in Fort Wayne for over 40 years with First Care Family Physicians and later Parkview Physicians Group. Jim attended Central High School and graduated from Jefferson Center High School in 1956. Jim married Sharon (Michaud) Harris in Fort Wayne on June 15, 1963. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1966 and served in the United States Air Force as a Medical Officer at Dow Air Force Base in Bangor, Maine in 1967-1968 and Phang Rang, Vietnam in 1968-1969. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Vietnam. Jim was a 50-year member of the Fort Wayne Medical Society and served in various leadership roles over the years including Chairman of the Parkview Executive Committee, President of the Iyopawa Island Association (Coldwater Lake, MI) and President of the Sun Seekers Club (Destin, FL). Jim was a loyal husband and cherished time with his kids and grandkids. Jim also treasured his patients both during and after his medical career. Jim was an avid reader, IU fan, enjoyed playing bridge and loved a good joke.
Jim is survived by his wife of 55 years Sharon, son Brent (Susan), daughters Jill (Jeff) Schwarz, Amy (Mark) Welker, grandchildren Elaina, Gretchen and Alec Harris, Madison and Andrew Schwarz, and Mia and Mack Welker and siblings Steve (Di) Harris, Mike (Betsy) Harris, John (Betty) Harris, Candy (Bob) Bohlender, Tom (Barbara) Harris, Philip (Monica) Harris, Tim (Johanna) Harris and Julie (Mike) Harris. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother David Harris.
Visitation will take place at D.O. McComb & Son Funeral Home- Pine Valley, 1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana on Friday, July 27th from 4:30-6:30 pm and 7:30-9pm. A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Saturday, July 28th at 3pm at Church of the Covenant, 10001 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana, with calling 1 hour prior to the service. He will be laid to rest at Highland Park Cemetery following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Turnstone Center for Adults and Children with Disabilities or United Methodist Church of the Covenant.