Harris M.D. George P., Saginaw, MI and Cross Village, Michigan


Passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at Covenant HealthCare – Cooper. He was 79 years old. George P. Harris was born on September 16, 1932 in Bay City, to the late George and Catherine (Phillips) Harris. He married Marian E. McGuire in 1956; she preceded him in death in 1973. Dr. Harris later married Laurelynne Daniels on August 23, 1973; she survives him. George was a 1950 graduate of Bay City Central. Following high school he attended Northwestern University, graduating in 1954 with a Bachelor’s Degree. He then attended medical school at the University of Michigan, graduating in 1958. Dr. Harris proudly served his country by enlisting in the U.S. Airforce; serving as a flight surgeon from 1959-1961. He then attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison from 1961-1964 completing his residency in radiology. Dr. Harris was a fellow of the American College of Radiology. Surviving are his wife, Laurelynne; three sons: Geoffrey (Lisa) Harris of Traverse City, Christopher Harris of Bay City, Timothy Harris of Saginaw; a daughter-in-law, Sandy Harris; 10 grandchildren; one great grandson; three sisters and one brother: Susan Harris, Sally Suomela, Katie (John) Ogden and Don (Jane) Harris. Dr. Harris was preceded in death by a son, George Harris Jr. Dr. Harris’ funeral service will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 403 S. Jefferson Ave. Rev. Dr. Todd S. Farley will officiate. Military honors will follow under the auspices of VFW Post # 1859. Private burial will take place on Monday at Elm Lawn Cemetery, Bay City.  Friends are welcome to visit with Dr. Harris’ family at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State), on Friday, December 2, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Organ Fund - First Congregational Church or the Luke Reed IDAA Scholarship Fund. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.