Thomas ‘Sonny’ Harris

Thomas “Sonny” Harris, age 73, of Okolona, passed from this life on Friday, January 27, 2023, at Twin Rivers Health and Rehabilitation Center in Arkadelphia. He was born September 17, 1949, in Portageville, MO, the son of the late Lester T. and Bonnie Hall Harris.

Sonny was a 1968 graduate of Parma High School in Parma, MO. He was a retired truck driver and he and his wife owned and operated the Okolona store for several years. Sonny was of the Baptist Faith. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle and tending to his horses and cows. His favorite times were spent playing ball with his dog, Scooter. 

Sonny is survived his wife of fifty-five years, Rita Harris of Okolona, two sons, Wade Harris (Ginger) of Arkadelphia and Brad Harris (Megan) of Benton, five grandchildren, Drew Harris (Delaney), Brayden Harris (Olivia), Ava Harris, Tanner Harris (Amber) and Carson Harris, two great grandchildren, Knox and Tatum, three sisters, Belinda Carpenter of Willston, SC, Sharon Maynard (John) of Friendship and Juanita Mauldin (Dennis) of Arkadelphia.      

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, February 3, 2023, at Center Ridge Cemetery at Gurdon with Rev. Charlie Williams officiating.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Center Ridge Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Ray Jorstad, Stanley Key, Tommy Potter, Kent Malcom, Chip Cox and Jimmy Cox.

Memorials may be made to Center Ridge Cemetery Fund, c/o Belinda Whitlock, 1480 South Fork Rd, Gurdon, AR 71923.

Final arrangements are entrusted to The Welch Funeral Home of Arkadelphia.  Visit to sign the guest book.

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