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Kentucky horseman Scottie Harris, 84, dies

November 10, 2020

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Kentucky horseman Scottie Harris, 84, of West Paducah passed away on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Clinton Place in Clinton, KY.

Mr. Harris was well known on the Kentucky racing circuit.. He was also a former president of Kentucky Harness Horseman Association, where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Mr. Harris was a 1954 graduate of Heath High School and a member of Milburn Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He formerly played semi-professional baseball in his younger years. In his later years he enjoyed watching UK Basketball and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Surviving are his three children, Paula (Michael) Edwards of Brownsville, TN, Stan (Lynn) Harris of Liberty Township, Ohio, and Julie (Steve) Walker of Smyrna, TN; seven grandchildren, Sara Grace Edwards, Alex (Abbey) Edwards, Megan (Kevin) Black, Matt Harris, Stephanie (Brian) Walters, Wes Walker, and Kaleb Walker; and three great-grandchildren, Ellie, Nora, and Harrison.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Helen Dickerson Harris; and his parents, Allen Wayne Harris and Marie Grace Harris.

Graveside services were held at 2 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Harris Cemetery with the Bro. Paul Tucker officiating. Burial will follow. Family requests friends to wear masks and social distance while at the graveside. The family would like to say a special thank you to Clinton Place for all their love and care for Scottie.

Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Mercy-Health Lourdes Hospice or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Online condolences may be left at www.lindseyfuneral.com.

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