MANCHESTER, Tenn. -- George Andrew Harris, 87, of Manchester, Tenn. died Wednesday (Dec. 23, 2009).
He was born Jan. 14, 1922 in Nuckolls County, Neb., to Frank and Calista Harris.
He served in the Army Air Corps as a pilot at the end of World War II before marrying Norma Ekwall, his wife of more than 60 years.
He graduated from York College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha before serving as a missionary doctor and surgeon in Sierra Leone.
From 1966 to 1984 he had a family medical practice in Cambridge, Neb. In 1984 he moved to Manchester where he continued to practice medicine and developed an interest in the mental health field.
He also served the Lord in church leadership as a Sunday School teacher, deacon and church chairman. In Manchester, he was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and worked with Gideons International. He supported missionaries around the world and took mission trips to Ukraine, Philippines, Chile and Venezuela.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, John and Carl; his sister Mary; and his wife Norma.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandra and husband, Bill Leeder of Omaha, and Janet and husband, Mickey Layne of Manchester; two sons, L. Andrew Harris and wife, Jane of Fort Collins, Colo., and Kurt and wife, Nancy Harris of Manchester; a brother, Frank of Superior; 19 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was Sunday at Trinity Baptist Church in Manchester.