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Paul John Harris

January 12, 1964 - January 15, 2020


Paul J. Harris, age 56 of Bancroft passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Sparrow Health Systems, Lansing Campus. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 20, 2020 at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, 501 N. Saginaw St., Durand, MI 48429. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until the time of service.

Paul was born January 12, 1964 in Solihull, England to Michael and Wendy (Smith) Harris. He grew up in Wales and moved to the United States making Bancroft his home for the past 20 years. He married the love of his life Catherine, recently celebrating 20 years together. He worked for Kroger Foods as a manager in Lansing. Paul grew up playing English football and rugby and was an assistant Varsity soccer coach in Durand as well as an AYSO soccer coach. He played with the Flint Rogues Rugby team for a number of years. He worked on many projects with his children and 4-H and loved traveling.

Paul leaves behind his loving wife; Catherine, his children; David, Samuel, Lucy and Charlotte Harris, his father; Michael Harris and his sister; Liz Harris. He was predeceased by his mother, Wendy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org.

Online condolences may be shared at www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com.