Published 12:52 pm Tuesday, January 4, 2022
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7-8).
James Ray Harry was born April 30, 1939, in Sandy Hook, Miss., to the union of the late Mr. and Mrs. Willie Lloyd (Creasie Mae) Harry. He was united in Holy Matrimony to Mrs. Jo Nell Thomas on Dec. 21, 1991, with a loving relationship for 30 years.
James received overseas service ribbon, national defense service medal, master parachute badge, armed forces expeditionary medal, Vietnam jump wings, combat infantry badge, Vietnam service, medal, bronze star medal, 1st oak leaf cluster, 1 with V Device, army commendation medal, Vietnam cross of Gallantry with Palm, Meritorious unit citation, and Vietnam civil.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving wife, Jo Nell Harry of Bogalusa; two daughters, Antoinette Magee and Jasmine Brown of Bogalusa; two sons, Jacque Thomas of New Orleans, and Tony Harris II of Bogalusa; one brother, Willie Lee Harry of Bogalusa; two grandchildren who he raised as his own, Tony Harris II and Tyia Brown; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren of Bogalusa; mother-in-law, Evie Fields; sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, all of Bogalusa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Lloyd (Creasie Mae) Harry; two brothers, Melton Harry and Willie J. Harry; a sister, Hannah Harry; and a nephew, Stephon Harry.
A drive-through viewing will be held on Friday, Jan. 7, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa.
A graveside service will be on Saturday, Jan. 8, at 1 p.m. at the Bogalusa Cemetery, with the Rev. Christopher Matthews officiating.
Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at www.crainandsons.com.