Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Kermit Harris


November 5, 2020

Four generations

Kermit Hugh Harris, age 94 of Hermitage, departed this life on Monday, October 12, 2020 at TriStar Summit Medical Center in Hermitage.

Born in a log cabin in Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia on February 10, 1926 to Doris Marie Harris, raised by his grandparents, John Lewis "JL" Harris and Rantie (McElwain) Harris on the family farm. Following his primary education in Sutton, he moved to Akron, Ohio where he began working for the B&O Railroad.

Enlisting in the United States Marine Corps during WWII, he served in a number of battles including the Battle for Imo Jima where he was wounded...

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