Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Obit on Gerald Lee Harris

Gerald L. Harris, ex-National City city councilman
Services for former City Councilman Gerald L. Harris, 65, of National City, will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow in El Camino Chapel in El Camino Memorial Park. National City Mayor Kile Morgan will give the eulogy. Heath Funeral Home is in charge. He died Tuesday in a convalescent
Mr. Harris, a native of Okolona, Ark., was a county resident for 45 years. A real estate broker, he owned Jerry Harris Realty in National City for many years. He was a charter member of the National City Exchange Club, a past president of the South Bay Board
of Realtors and the National City Chamber of Commerce, a member of the National City Traffic Safety Committee for 23 years and a Kiwanian.
While a National City councilman from 1966 to 1968, he led successful campaigns to have a Navy firefighting school moved out of National City and to develop the Mile of Cars.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine; two sons, Ronald, of San Diego, and Paul, of Spring Valley; two daughters, Judi Rubesh of La Mesa and Karen Cartmill of San Francisco; two brothers, Charles, of Odessa, Texas, and William, of Colorado City, Texas; a sister, Sarah Witt of Mobile, Ala.; and five grandchildren.

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