October 25, 1936 ~ August 14, 2020

Born in: Edmonton, KY
Resided in: Edmonton, KY

Joe Franklin Harris age 83 of Edmonton was born October 25, 1936 in the Pink Ridge Community of Metcalfe County.   He departed this life Friday, August 14, 2020 at Glenview Health Care in Glasgow.  Joe was the son of the late Lemmie Joe Harris and Elsie Davis Harris.  Joe was a lifelong farmer and retired from Dana Corporation after 25 years of service. Joe loved gardening and was of the Baptist faith.  On July 25, 1959 Joe married the love of his life Shirley Scott.  Together they raised four children.   Debbie (Jessie) Harper, Beverly (Kerry) Nunn, Greg Harris and Scotty (Gail) Harris.   They had seven grandchildren.   Amanda Harper Duvall, Adam (Kari) Harper, Chasity (Dustin) Wilson, Chase (Amanda) Nunn, Joseph (Heather) Harris, Dylan (Jerrica) Harris and Ryan Harris.   Eight great grandchildren.   Lindsey, Cassie, Jackson, Karlee, Aiden, Riley, Raegan, Rhett and Emery.   Joe is also survived by two brothers. Dwight Harris and Richard (Sandra) Harris.  Besides his parents Joe was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Scott Harris on January 1, 2020.  One brother Dewayne Harris and a sister Amy Beth Stephens.    Graveside services for Joe Harris will be held 2:00 PM Monday at Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens.    Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until 1:30 PM on Monday prior to the service.    Butler Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted to the care of Mr. Harris.   Please share your condolences with the family at

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


  1. So sorry. Joe was a good neighbor for several years we never visited a lot but was there if we needed him. Prayers for you all

  2. So Very Sorry To Hear About The Passing Of Joe Harris to his Family Just Know You Are All In My Prayers 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  3. only grandpa I’ve ever known and I love Him more than anything in this world sure am gonna miss him so much I cant stop the tears from falling but I know he is happily with Granny doing the 2 step and waiting on his dinner hahaha praise God for no more pain and suffering and being with his true love once again

  4. Nothing but wonderful memories of him all of my life. Was a favorite cousin of mine. Felt more like an Uncle. His house was always open. I will miss him dearly. Love, kisses, and heartfelt sympathy to his children. My dear cousins. Pam ❤

  5. Sorry for your loss and I pray for God’s peace and comfort for family and friends, I never had the honor of meeting Joe but was blessed to work with both Lemmie and Dwight at the Kentucky Division of Forestry. What a great family and what a great mark this family has made and is making upon our area.

  6. Love you all. My heart hurts for you, but rejoices for him. Joe and
    Shirley are back together again.

  7. Beverley & family- so sorry to learn of your loss. I don’t get a GDT now that they shut down. I was just up at Edmonton this am. Had I known I could have come by. Again-I am so sorry & “know” that I will be thinking of you & your family.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook