Mr. Thomas (Tommy) Earl Harris, 86, of Salem, KY passed from this life on July 18,
2022 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services. In the weeks leading to and
at his passing, he was surrounded by his wife, daughters, and grandchildren.
Tommy was born on July 19, 1935 to Ules and Valada (Shewcraft) Harris in Salem.
He worked at Walker’s Boat Yard in Paducah, KY as a welder for 23 years.
In 1959, Tommy met Ruth Ann Arnold and they were married for 63 years.
Together they have four daughters, Laura Wood of Marion, Karen (Barry) Nasseri
of Marion, Rita (Joe)Edwards of Paducah and Amie (Daniel) Bishop of Evansville.
After his retirement in 1998, Tommy worked part-time at Liberty Fuel in Marion
and loved spending time with family and friends. One of his greatest enjoyments
was being with his 8 grandchildren Logan Nasseri, Katlyn Nasseri, Alex Wood,
Raina Cain, Max Bishop, Nick Bishop, Andrew Bishop and Jacob Edwards. He was
also a proud Papaw to 2 great-grandchildren Owen and Kensi Nasseri.
Tommy was a giving, caring, and selfless soul. Everyone he knew will greatly
cherish his impact on their lives - through love, friendship, teaching, and his
Tommy was preceded in death by his parents;step-mother, Estelle (Agent) Harris;
daughter, Patricia Anne Harris; brothers, “Buddy” Henry Harris and Carl Denny
Harris; sisters, Viola Miller, Emmalou Belt, Leona Belt, and Irma Jean Springs.
Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 12:00 PM in the chapel
of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem, with Bro. Bill Baker
officiating. Burial will follow at the Harris family farm.
Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 AM until the funeral hour in the
chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services.
Condolences may be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com