Harsh, Billy Ray

Written by David Green.

Billy Ray Harsh, 67, of Morenci, Mich., died Sunday, Aug. 22, at Flower Hospital in Sylvania, Ohio, surrounded by his family.

Billy was born Aug. 26, 1942, in Adrian, Mich., the son of Lawrence and Odie (Cole) Harsh. He married Martha Marry Oct. 28, 1977, and she survives.

Billy was a resident of Onsted, Mich., until 1996 when he moved to Morenci. In recent years, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.  

Besides his wife, Billy is survived by two sons, William (and Amanda) Harsh, and Charles (and Carrie) Harsh, both of Morenci; three grandchildren, Lauren, Lillian and Brennen; a brother, Richard (and Jeannette) Harsh; a sister, Carol (and Gerald) Swift; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.  Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Morenci First Baptist Church.

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