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Updated: 12/11/2013 08:00:01AM

Royce M. Harris

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Royce M. Harris, age 71, of Venice, Fla., died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in Venice, Fla.

He was born May 26, 1942, in Anniston, Ala., to William and Cleo Formby Harris. He was a maritime engineer and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was of the Baptist Faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Dorothy Jones; and brothers Davis Harris and Robert Harris.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Wilma Harris, of Venice, Fla.; and daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Danny Sacksteder, and grandson Dylan Sacksteder, of North Port, Fla. Other survivors include David Sparks and family of Knoxville, Tenn., Wayne Seale and family of Nellysford, Va., and special nephew Lewis Jones of Alabama. He is also survived by brother Bill Harris of Melbourne, Fla., and sisters Anne Bateman of Hutchison, Kans., and Margaret Henry of Monroe, Mich.

Services: A Memorial Service will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Venice Church of the Nazarene, 1535 E. Venice Ave., Venice, Fla., with visitation beginning at 4:15 p.m. Farley Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Interment will be at a later date at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Arkadelphia, Ark. To send condolences, visit:

Contributions: Memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Department at Venice Church of the Nazarene, or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at