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James "Jim" Harris

Born: Sun., Jan. 19, 1941
Died: Tue., Dec. 15, 2020

No services to be held


Location: Myrtle Crest Memorial Gardens

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Jim Harris passed away on December 15, 2020 as a result of cancer.  Jim lived a very interesting life.  He was born on January 19, 1941 in Bartlesville, OK and grew up in the Clovis/Fresno, CA area. He started his working career at age 14. He was trained as a professional painter and spent several years as a painter and paper hanger in the San Francisco Bay Area. His proudest accomplishment was working for the Marriott Corporation in the early 1970’s. He was the General Superintendent in complete control of building the three Marriott Great America amusement parks in Santa Clara, CA; Gurney, IL; and Manassas, VA.  He kept 900 employees working with a total budget of over $900 million.

After he left Marriott’s he moved to Lake Tahoe, NV and built custom homes at Incline Village for several years.  Jim moved to Oregon in 1981 and settled in the Bridge area. In 1989 he married Denise Glock and they spent 31 years of wonderful togetherness – lunching together, working, square dancing, and generally always being together.

Jim built several custom homes in Coquille and Bandon and then was the owner/operator of American City Cabinets and Woodworking Supply in Coquille for 23 years. He made many people happy with the beautiful custom cabinets that he built. He continued to work up until just 2 months before his death.

Jim did not want any memorial services and Denise is honoring those wishes.

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Peggy and Chuck Brummel
   Posted Wed December 16, 2020
Dear Denise, We were so sorry to hear of your loss of Jim. I have fond memories of the two of you -- always smiling and supportive of each other. How blessed to have 31 great years together, and I hope that is comfort to you at this time. May your many friends and family help you through this difficult time. Think of you -- Peggy and Chuck Brummel

Roger & Teresa Cunningham
   Posted Fri December 18, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. Jim was one in a million that's for sure.
One of the best Americans I've ever had the priveledge to know. I can't believe you're gone Jim. I admired you so much for your woodworking skills and everything you taught me and helped me with. You were a great friend! Even though we didn't have as much contact after I moved to Roseburg we always managed somehow to let each other know we were still friends. The USA has lost a true patriot. You will never be forgotten. Thanks for your friendship. I'm going to miss you.


Laurie Burke
   Posted Sat December 19, 2020
Denise, I am so sorry to hear of Jims passing. What a special and wonderful man he was. I came back late to work many times after going to his shop to get a woodworking supply and then end up talking to him way past my break time- but I loved every minute. What a talented man he was and I look every day at the kitchen cabinets he built and so appreciate his expertise and workmanship.
You must have many happy memories of your life with him and hope that helps in such a difficult time.
Take care my dear friend.
Laurie Burke

Jesse Yu
   Posted Fri January 01, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Jim will be missed by many and I will miss my "cousin" a lot. There are many happy memories of him that I will never forget about.
Please take care of yourself and hope to see you soon.

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