Salem Jul. 19, 1935 | Jul. 18, 2022
Salem | Jul. 19, 1935 | Jul. 18, 2022
 Mr. Thomas (Tommy) Earl Harris, 86, of Salem, KY passed from this life on July 18, 2022 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services.  In the weeks leading to and at his passing, he was surrounded by his wife, daughters, and grandchildren. 
Tommy was born on July 19, 1935 to Ules and Valada (Shewcraft) Harris in Salem.  He worked at Walker’s Boat Yard in Paducah, KY as a welder for 23 years.
In 1959, Tommy met Ruth Ann Arnold and they were married for 63 years.  Together they have four daughters, Laura Wood of Marion, Karen (Barry) Nasseri of Marion, Rita (Joe) Edwards of Paducah and Amie (Daniel) Bishop of Evansville.
After his retirement in 1998, Tommy worked part-time at Liberty Fuel in Marion and loved spending time with family and friends.  One of his greatest enjoyments was being with his 8 grandchildren Logan Nasseri, Katlyn Nasseri, Alex Wood, Raina Cain, Max Bishop, Nick Bishop, Andrew Bishop and Jacob Edwards.  He was also a proud Papaw to 2 great-grandchildren Owen and Kensi Nasseri. 
Tommy was a giving, caring, and selfless soul.  Everyone he knew will greatly cherish his impact on their lives - through love, friendship, teaching, and his amazing humor. 
Tommy was preceded in death by his parents;step-mother, Estelle (Agent) Harris; daughter, Patricia Anne Harris; brothers, “Buddy” Henry Harris and Carl Denny Harris; sisters, Viola Miller, Emmalou Belt, Leona Belt, and Irma Jean Springs.
Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 12:00 PM in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem, with Bro. Bill Baker officiating.  Burial will follow at the Harris family farm.
Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 AM until the funeral hour in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services.
Condolences may be left online at

Boyd Funeral Directors & Cremation Services
212 East Main Street,
Salem, KY 42078
Email : Phone : (270) 988-3131