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Lloyd Allen "Al" Harris Jr.

June 9, 1949 — June 11, 2020

Lloyd Allen "Al" Harris Jr.

Lloyd Allen “Al” Harris Jr, 71 of Alanson, passed away at home on Thursday, June 11, 2020 surrounded by his family.

Born in Petoskey on June 9, 1949, he was the son of Lloyd A. Harris Sr and Muriel A. Follette Harris

Al, as he was known, was a simple man with many talents.  He made good use of those talents doing many things throughout his life.  He worked as a lumberjack, an auto repair technician, an electrician, a shoe cobbler and as a tax preparer.

In his spare time, Al enjoyed bowling, boat and car racing, hunting and fishing.  He also enjoyed woodworking; those who loved him have many of the things he created and will always remember the story behind each one.  Al was a mentor to many and although he was humble about his own accomplishments, he always made sure to put those he loved in the spotlight.

On June 29, 1974 Al was married in Pellston to his wife, Linda S. Steffey.  Surviving in addition to Linda are daughters, Brenda Harris, Shaun Nowland, Kristi and Chris; grandchildren, Dylan Nowland and Alaina Daniels; brothers, Michael (Jennie) Harris and their family, Jon (Kathy) Harris and their family; a sister, Kate “Cis” (Phillip) Daniels and their family; and a sister-in-law, Deborah Harris and her family. Special girls, Melissa, Lani, Sherry and all the girls at Davita home Dialysis.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brothers, Monty and Gary Harris.

A celebration of Al’s life will be held from 12:00 noon-4:00 PM on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at the Littlefield Alanson Community Building, 7631 US 31, Alanson, MI  49706.  Those who wish are asked to consider memorial contributions to Alanson Fire & Rescue, the National Kidney Foundation or Davita Home Dialysis in Grayling.

Arrangements are by Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service.  Please share your memories and personal messages with the family at

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