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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Nutting View Post
    I don’t know what to say. I love this site because after all the jawing about trucks and stuff, the things that matter most is the friendships. This hobby brings some of the most outstanding people I know together. This is a family for sure.
    Mrs Harris, my prayers are with you and yours.
    Couldn’t have said it better myself, Bill. Thanks.
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    Ron, good times, and adventurers over the decades, RIP

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    Hi every one,
    I wanted to say thank you all once again. All your generosity, love and support means so much. We all know how hard it is to get through the loss of a loved one. All of your support, the stories of all the good times helps. We need the good memories to help us through. It doesn't get easier over night, nor is it any easier for me now. But time heals, I will always remember what we had and forever treasure those memories. Ron is forever in my heart.

    I know I have not replied to every post, but have read every one, more then once. You have touched my heart, and the love felt from all of you, all I can say is Wow! Thank you for the pictures and posts, your a wonderful family.

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    Swiss is truly an angel, words can not express how much I appreciate you.

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    Ronald William Harris, 73 of Gainesville Ga, died as a result of a tragic motor vehicle accident on January 12th in Pualaski Virginia while driving a Oshkosh M1074 PLS. He is survived by his wife Lucille Harris and their 5 children (Joe, Brian, Serena, Amanda and John) and their 2 grandchildren, (Audrey and Sebastien). He was born August 26th, 1945 in Baltimore Maryland. Mr. Harris proudly served his country during the Vietnam war from 1964 through 1968 as a heavy equipment operator. When he left the Service, he worked on the loading docks in Long Beach California as a crane operator. He also worked as a mechanic fixing big rigs. In 1982 he started working for Kiser Sand & Gravel until 2001 when the family moved to Georgia.

    Ron was a skilled large crane operator and he contributed to the local infrastructure in North East Georgia working on both the Lake Zwerner Dam and Cedar Creek pumping station. Ron's hobby and passion in life was old military trucks. After retiring in 2010 from the construction industry, he worked extensively on restoring and modifying Vietnam era and later military trucks. He was very active and passionate in the hobby and helped hundreds of others through hours of phone calls and communications assisting with his ideas and knowledge. Ron was a very patriotic honorable man who loved God and country. He had a heart of gold and would put others above himself. He loved helping any way he could while sharing his knowledge and talents.

    We will be having a celebration of life and all his extended SS family is invited to celebrate the life of Ronald Harris on Saturday March 16th at noon in Lula Georgia. Ron loved spending time in the woods at my property and his wish was to have his ashes forever part of the earth.


    I will be grilling for lunch and we will eat around 12:30. It would be helpful if those coming coming could bring some side dish's and drinks. I will start another thread in the events section around additional details.
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    Thank you for posting this obituary in Ron's honor.

    May we all keep and cherish the memory of our friend and brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swiss View Post
    Ronald William Harris, 73 of Gainesville Ga, died as a result of a tragic motor vehicle accident on January 12th in Pualaski Virginia while driving a Oshkosh M1074 PLS. He is survived by his wife Lucille Harris and their 5 children (Joe, Brian, Serena, Amanda and John) and their 2 grandchildren, (Audrey and Sebastien). He was born August 26th, 1945 in Baltimore Maryland. Mr. Harris proudly served his country during the Vietnam war from 1964 through 1968 as a heavy equipment operator. When he left the Service, he worked on the loading docks in Long Beach California as a crane operator. He also worked as a mechanic fixing big rigs. In 1982 he started working for Kiser Sand & Gravel until 2001 when the family moved to Georgia.

    Ron was a skilled large crane operator and he contributed to the local infrastructure in North East Georgia working on both the Lake Zwerner Dam and Cedar Creek pumping station. Ron's hobby and passion in life was old military trucks. After retiring in 2010 from the construction industry, he worked extensively on restoring and modifying Vietnam era and later military trucks. He was very active and passionate in the hobby and helped hundreds of others through hours of phone calls and communications assisting with his ideas and knowledge. Ron was a very patriotic honorable man who loved God and country. He had a heart of gold and would put others above himself. He loved helping any way he could while sharing his knowledge and talents.

    We will be having a celebration of life and all his extended SS family is invited to celebrate the life of Ronald Harris on Saturday March 16th at noon in Lula Georgia. Ron loved spending time in the woods at my property and his wish was to have his ashes forever part of the earth.


    I will be grilling for lunch and we will eat around 12:30. It would be helpful if those coming coming could bring some side dish's and drinks. I will start another thread in the events section around additional details.
    Would it be appropriate for MVs to show up?
    1974 AMG M35a2 Wo/Winch, Spin ons, White LDT & Whistler, G177's, H1 seat, LEDs, previously a Georgia DOT truck

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    Wanted: 900 series hard top, RT-524, (1) front ctis wheel valve

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    We won't make it down from Alberta Canada but somehow it's already been arranged that we'll definitely be there in spirit. Our thoughts will remain with all of you.

    Ron chimed in early when I started on my M135 project to make sure I did things right. He not only acted as mentor, but played the role just like a Dad. It would have been great knowing him st a more personal level which many of you were so fortunate to do.

    The irony of the date chosen shouldn't be lost on us. My M135 build was dedicated to my father, both with the date of delivery of March 16th. It's suiting that Goose the deuce will also permanently remember Ron.

    Dad passed away in March of last year so for his birthday this year, it's helpful knowing he'll be in good company. Find a Canadian flag to fly for us at the event please.

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    Eli,
    I'll answer before Swiss see's this, ABSOLUTELY but no CUCV's, Ron really hated those. Even my very nice one, he preferred Big Trucks and your M923A2 would be perfect to drive to the cookout.

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    Hi ever one, I wanted to let you all know that Ron's Obituary is now available for viewing on the funeral home site. it is also available on facebook through the funeral home.

    this is the link on Burch Messier Funeral home. https://www.burch-messier.com/bedfor...william-harris

    I miss him so much and I am trying so hard to get some kind of normal, but It just isn't happening yet. I guess it will in time. I never thought I could feel so lost with out someone, but I do.

    I hope you are all doing ok, I know this was as much of a shock to you as it is to me. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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