James Harris

James Otis Harris

Jul 13, 1930 - Apr 6, 2020
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James "Uncle Bun" Harris Otis James Harris was born July 13, 1930, until time of death, April 6, 2020, in his home. Preceding him in death is his mother, Arcenia Bass and father, James Otis Norman; daughter, Janice; brother, William; sisters, Joezelyn Forest/Campbell, Alva M. Meredith and Daisy L. Wortham.

Otis was born in Pensacola, Florida, until his parents moved to Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Clark from Poor Clerks Barbershop give him his first start in the barber profession. Otis stuck with him until he was able to branch out on his own. They were really close. Otis made sure that he had the things he needed because he couldn't get around. Otis opened his own barbershop and become self-employed.He was self-employed for many years as a barber until he retired from Otis Barber Shop, where he enjoyed talking to his customers and his friends. He also belonged to the National Pioneer Gun Club Rifle Association. He enjoyed his family cooking, cars and going to the casino. He was a private person but knew people and knew how to talk to them.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughters, Angelina, Patricia, Martha, Karen; sons, James, William, Otis and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The viewing will be at the House of Day Funeral Home on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 12:00 p.m with the funeral to follow at 1:00 p.m. The body will be laid to rest at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this time.
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  • Visitation

    April 16, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    April 16, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel
    2550 Nebraska Avenue
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
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  • Interment

    Ottawa Hillls Memorial Park Cemetery
    4210 W Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43606
    Toledo, Oh

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Gwendolyn E.March Jones

Posted at 08:18am
May your heart find comfort knowing that your love one is at home with the Lord
Love Gwendolyn E.March Jones & Family

Emory Whittington III

Posted at 01:45am
Otis was my Barber for my entire life up until he retired. He was a wealth of knowledge as I sat in his chair growing up. He supported me my entire career. He checked in on me March 29 to asked me if I was OK with all that is going on with Covid-19. A true friend he was. He will be missed. Prayers for the Harris family.

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