Chipper Harris


12-8 p.m.
Friday, June 9
at the funeral home.

Family from 6-8 p.m.


10 a.m.
Saturday, June 10
Memphis First Christian Church

Final Resting Place

Memphis Cemetery


SC Golf Team c/o SCR 1

Scotland County School Foundation

{Nov. 29, 1946 - June 2, 2023}

Charles Edward Harris, Jr., “Chipper”, 76, of Memphis died Friday, June 2, 2023 at the Clark County Care Center in Kahoka.

He was born the son of Charles Edward and Nancy (Leslie) Harris on November 29, 1946 in Bloomfield.

Chipper attended both the University of Missouri-Columbia and Northeast Missouri State University before graduating from The Chevrolet School of Merchandising and Management — Dealer Sons’ School in 1972.

He married the former Helen Louise Daniels on March 23, 1967 in Memphis. She preceded him in death on January 21, 2020.

Chipper was an automotive dealer at Harris Motor Co. in Memphis for many years. He also served as Scotland County Presiding Commissioner. Chipper was a member of the Jaycees, Scotland County Rotary Club, served on the Scotland County R-1 School Board, was a trustee for the Missouri Auto Dealers Association (MADA) as well as serving on numerous other boards.

He was an avid golfer and fisherman, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and in-laws, Wilber and Edith Daniels.

He is survived by his son, Christopher (Holly) Harris; daughter: Andrea (Chris) Hunt; siblings: Leslie (Reen) Gant, Betsy (Ron) Miller, Geoff Harris and Sally (Dan) Dwyer; grandchildren: Trever (Katie) Harris, Hilary (Taylor) Rader, Olivia Harris (husband Kyle Childress) and Lydia Hunt; great-grandchildren: Chandler Harris, Eleanor and Matilda Rader, and Betty Harris; nieces, nephews and many cousins.

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Comment by Tina M Townsend on June 2, 2023 at 8:39 pm
  2. So sorry for your loss, Prayers and Hugs for everyone,, remember in your sorrow to Celebrate Chippers glorious welcoming in to Heaven !

    Comment by Jennifer Esser on June 3, 2023 at 7:58 am
  3. I will miss talking to Chipper. He was my major source of information about our Class of ’64. Happy I was able to visit him in February before my return to Africa. My condolences to all his family. He will be sorely missed.

    Comment by Linda Grover Okal on June 4, 2023 at 6:07 am
  4. Our deepest sympathy. I throughly enjoyed seeing him each and every time.

    Comment by Tina Garrison on June 4, 2023 at 10:34 am
  5. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you .

    Comment by Shirley Harbur on June 5, 2023 at 10:27 pm
  6. Sorry to hear about Chipper passing.

    Comment by Donald Peukert on June 6, 2023 at 6:23 am
  7. Sorry to hear about Chpper. Dad had called and told me he passed. We had some great times when we were young. Thinking about everyone. Sending my love and blessings .

    Comment by William Shoop on June 6, 2023 at 9:14 pm
  8. I am so glad I have a lot of memories .Most of my enjoyable youth was with Chipper and the Harris family.
    Church, Band, snipe hunting, fishing, ice skating and basketball games and miles of bike riding . It was a wonderful time growing up with Chipper.

    Comment by Libby Kowalski (Home) on June 7, 2023 at 12:14 am
  9. Chris and Andrea and families. We were saddened to hear about Chippers passing. Our hearts are heavy for all of you but rejoicing for Chipper. Keeping you in our prayers and sending good thoughts.

    Comment by Kim & Tony Daniel on June 7, 2023 at 12:21 pm
  10. Praying for all of you as you travel this journey. It’s not easy at all, but God will walk beside you every step of the way. Chipper was a friendly, kind man and I will miss seeing him in Memphis.

    Comment by Kathy Young on June 8, 2023 at 8:21 am
  11. I was sorry to hear of Chipper’s passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I know you have lots of good memories of the good times spent with him and Louise! God bless you all!

    Comment by Twila Stevenson on June 8, 2023 at 11:11 am
  12. Sorry for your loss!!!Dads are so special in our lives and will be so missed by his family!!!Chris your family were so much a part of our lives when you and our William were young! So many good memories!!!God Bless your Dads Family this hard time.

    Comment by Shoop Donna on June 8, 2023 at 12:45 pm
  13. Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Comment by Carol Shoemaker on June 8, 2023 at 3:21 pm
  14. It’s hard to believe that Chipper, a true Memphis icon, is gone. His spirit will live on and my prayers are going up for the whole family.

    Comment by Gretchen Gardner Armon on June 8, 2023 at 4:22 pm
  15. Such great experiences growing up with Chipper as a cousin. As an adult, he told warm and generous stories about our extended family adventures: the camping trip to Minnesota (Uncle Joe and his minnow conservation while reeling in a fish), an experimental mini-cannon detonation after our multi-generational family Thanksgiving dinner in Decatur and the landing of a monstrous bass after dark on a fishing trip with cousins to the Leslie farm pond. He will remain with us as a warm and wise elder in our families’ traditions.

    Comment by John Lewis on June 8, 2023 at 5:50 pm
  16. You just can’t make old friends. Thanks for the memories.

    Comment by Vicki Dodge on June 9, 2023 at 4:58 pm
  17. So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to Chipper. We shared an adventure when we both attended Kirksville State Teacher’s College. Neither ever forgot & enjoyed reminiscing. He will be missed.

    Comment by Richard & Joella Billups on June 9, 2023 at 8:00 pm
  18. I know that Spike worked for Harris motor company when he was in high school (62-65) and had fond memories. So sorry for your loss.

    Comment by Mrs Larry Simerl on June 10, 2023 at 6:32 am
  19. I know that Spike had fond memories working for Harris motor company when in high school (62-65). So sorry for your loss.

    Comment by Mrs.Larry Simerl on June 10, 2023 at 6:37 am
  20. Our deepest sympathy to the family. We always enjoyed talking with him.

    Comment by Tom and Marla O’Donnell on June 10, 2023 at 7:21 pm

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