Stanley Walker Harris, 61, lifelong resident of Newton County and president of Walker Harris Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep since 1969, died Feb. 23. He was a 1965 graduate of Newton County High School, where he was a member of the basketball team which won the State Championship and was selected as an All-State Basketball Player. Mr. Harris also played basketball at Middle Georgia College for two years before graduating in 1967. He was a 1969 graduate of the University of Georgia. Mr. Harris was a member and former president of the Covington Rotary Club, a past member of the Board of Trustees of George Walton Academy in Monroe and a member of Covington First Baptist Church, where he served on numerous church committees through the years. He also served as a director on the Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep Advertising Board for 20 years and was a director on the Board of the National Automobile Dealers Association for five years and was a member of the Harbor Club, where he enjoyed playing golf.
Surviving are wife Becky D. Harris; daughter Trudy Harris of New York; son and daughter-in-law Matthew and Ida Harris; beloved grandchildren parks Harris and Hudson Harris; father Walker Harris; sister and brother-in-law Dawn and Marshall Atha; brother and sister-in-law Tony and Donna Harris, all of Covington; nieces and nephews Katie Davis, Laney Crowder, Lucy Harris, LaTrelle Cawthon, Dusty Atha, Wesley Atha.
Funeral services were held Feb. 25 at Covington Frist Baptist Church with the Rev. J.J. Wilson and the Rev. Len Strozier officiating. Interment followed at Lawnwood Memorial Park. Donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 1139 Usher St., Covington, 30014, or to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. A Fund Page Website for direct donations to St. Jude's can be found at www.stjudeheroes.org/site/TR/Events/Tribute?px=1591082&pg=fund&fr_id=1341.