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Milton Henry Harris Jr.

Oct 24, 2012 - Staff

Milton Henry Harris Jr., formerly of Riverton, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at his home in Layton, Utah. He was 63 years old.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton. Viewing will be noon to 1:30 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home.

Milton Henry Harris Jr. was born Aug. 8, 1949, the son of Milton Henry and Joan Marcie (Agenstine) Harris in Rock Springs.

He graduated from Riverton High in 1967 and served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He married LaRena Smith in 1968 in Riverton, and they divorced in 1991. He was married to Paula Schaub for 17 years before they got divorced.

He married Gladys T. Harris on Sept. 18, 2012, in Layton, Utah. They had been seeing each other for three years.

He retired from the Air Force and Air National Guard with 20 years of service.

After retiring from the Air Force, he worked for Eaton LRC for 14 years, and then he ran a cartwheel business in Hudson for about three years. He worked in Elko, Nev., for Cortez Gold Mine as a driller and heavy equipment operator for many years until he retired.

He was a Christian and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, riding four-wheelers, exploring old gold mines, fishing and hunting. He was also a handyman, history buff and loved working with concrete.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys; sons Jason and his wife Kathie Harris, Matthew and his wife Kristal Harris, Gabriel and his wife Natasha Harris, Alex and his wife Stephanie Harris and Isaac and his wife Kristine Harris; daughters Lynette Berg and Autumn Harris; brothers John Richard Harris and Charles Robert Harris; 13 grandchildren, Tyeler, Sharrayah, Traye, Luke, Noah, Brandon, Jordan, Mason, Issac, Anna, Paulina, Emery and James.

Milton was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Jaeden Harris.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.

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