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Ora "Fred" Harris, Jr

Champaign, IL, 1948 - 2022

Ora "Fred" Harris Jr., 74, of Champaign, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2022. He was born in Camden, AR on May 9, 1948, the son of Ora Fred Sr. and Eleanor Harris.
Fred is survived by his children, Eric (Tiffany) Harris, Thomas (Sheri) Harris, Lori (Eric) Driver; grandchildren, Victor, DaRonta, Trey, Morgan; siblings, Wanda Faye McIntosh, and Michael Harris; nephews, Kevin McIntosh, Michael B. Harris, Keith B. Hall and niece LaWanda Harris and a host of cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Wayne Harris.
Fred was a veteran of the United States Army. He later received his Juris Doctor Degree and taught law for many years at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Cincinnati and the University of Illinois. He was an avid reader and enjoyed watching sports. Fred loved to travel, especially cruising, and he visited multiple cities and landmarks around the world. However, Fred's main passion was spending time with his family and keeping in touch with friends and colleagues. He impacted many lives through the charities he supported and his generosity he willingly showed to others.
In honor of Fred's wishes the family has called upon the care of Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Champaign, Illinois 710 N Neil St. Champaign, Illinois 61820 to follow through with his cremation.
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Published September 24, 2022