22 Jim Harris

Jim Harris
Hometown (Last School)
Carrolton, KY (High)
June 7, 1949

Obituary – Lexington Herald-Leader, (October 22, 2015)

HARRIS James Thomas, 66, Lexington, husband of Jane Phillips Harris, passed away October 20 at his home in Lexington. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas O. Harris and Sara Fothergill Harris and his brother, Owen Harris, of Carrollton, Kentucky.

He graduated from Carroll County High School in 1967 and University of Kentucky College of Law in 1974. He played basketball for UK as a Freshman walk-on in 67-68 and Varsity for Rupp’s last year (sic) in 1968-69.

He practiced law throughout Eastern Kentucky and Lexington for over 35 years. In 1993, he purchased the Henry Clay property of 1805 located on 110-112 North Upper Street. He spent many years rescuing and restoring the building into law offices and the Henry Clay Public House. He was a member, Usher, and Deacon at Crestwood Christian Church.

Jim is survived by his wife of 28 years (Jane), one daughter (Rachel) of Charlotte, North Carolina, one brother (Dr. David Harris) of Paris. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. (Heather Wheatley, Heath Harris, Sara Hamilton, Katy Slade, David Phillips, Tom Phillips, Frank Phillips, Meg Phillips Thompson).

Visitation at Crestwood Christian Church is Friday, October 23 from 11:30am-2pm followed by the Funeral at Crestwood from 2-3pm Memorial Contributions are suggested to Crestwood Christian Church, 1882 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, 40503 or Monticello First Christian Church, 108 Michigan Ave. Monticello, 42633.