Published 1:09 pm Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Funeral services for Zachary James Harris, 29, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 at 2 p.m. at The Bridge Community Church under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Rev. James Skinner and Rev. Scott Byrd will officiate. Interment will follow at Kilpatrick’s Memorial Gardens.
Zach was born on June 10, 1991 in Covington, La. and passed away on Nov. 12, 2020. Zach was a graduate of Fontainebleau High School and Louisiana Tech University. He was a science teacher at Quitman High School. He also coached track and field where they won the state championship. Zach recently graduated with his EdD in Educational Leadership from Louisiana Tech University. His goals were to move into administration and ultimately teach at the college level. Zach loved God, his family, the love of his life, Victoria, and all who knew him- he was a friend to all. Zach was a runner and cyclist, an avid outdoorsman, who loved to hunt and fish. He was a member of The Bridge Community Church. He loved Louisiana Tech and the Ruston community. His final act was to give the gift of life through organ and tissue donation that impacted multiple families of both Louisiana and Texas. Zach was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jimmie Nell and R.S. Page; uncle, Keith Wayne Page; cousin, Anthony Marcello; and step-grandmother, Rosemary Kilcoyne.
Zach is survived by his wife, Victoria Sharplin Harris; parents, Brent Harris (Judy Larson/Harris) and April Page Harris; sister, Madelyn Page Harris O’Rear (Joshua); brother, Christopher Miles Arsenault; grandparents, Malcolm “Frank” and Jackie S. Harris; aunts, Linda Gayle Page, Cheryl Marcello (Gary); cousins, Nicholas and Natalie Marcello, and Paul Leyton Page; step-brothers, Geoffrey Larson (Ashleigh) and Michael Larson; and his beloved family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Geoffrey Larson, Michael Larson, Miles Arsenault, Josh O’Rear, Leyton Page, Dan Weeks, Tad Light, and Matt Sunseri.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Community Foundation of North Louisiana with memo line: “Zachary J. Harris Memorial Scholarship Fund” 401 Edwards Street, Suite 105, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101.
Visitation will be from noon until the time of the service at The Bridge Community Church.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.