John Ross Harris

December 16, 1946 ~ May 31, 2021 (age 74)


On May 31, 2021, Johnny “JR” Harris, 74, of Libby passed peacefully surrounded by his family. He was born December 16, 1946 in Phoenix, AZ to William and Gertrude (Hamilton) Harris.  JR was a proud small business owner of 27 years, where he and his wife sold a heat stress product he invented.  He served bravely as a Phoenix Firefighter for 27 years and was also a Vietnam Veteran.  He loved Libby, Montana and it was his dream to retire here. John is survived by his loving wife and partner of fifty years Susette; daughter Nicole; granddaughters Liana and Destiny;  his grandson Cruz Antillon; as well as his loving sister’s Paula Nellis and Donna Newberry; brother-in-law Jerry Nellis;  nephews James Nellis and Jason; and nieces Terra and Robyn. 

A Memorial Service for JR will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby.  Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting

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Memorial Service
June 5, 2021

1:00 PM
Schnackenberg Funeral Home Chapel
422 W 2nd St
Libby, MT 59923

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