Submitted by his daughter
Dennis Leland Harris‚ 43‚ Volunteer Firefighter for Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department in Tellico Plains‚ Tennessee‚ died December 5‚ 2003‚ when he suffered a heart attack after assisting with a house fire.
Dennis was a Pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Sweetwater‚ Tennessee. He loved being outside‚ working on his church and helping others. He was given an award for helping clean up a 100 plus car pileup on Interstate 75 in Calhoun‚ Tennessee. He touched many lives‚ so many that over 70 fire trucks from several surrounding counties lead his funeral procession. Dennis was survived by a wife‚ 2 daughters‚ one son and one grandson.
We often ask ourselves ‘why?’ ‘Why did he have to go so early‚ he had so much more to see and do?’ But as daddy would always say‚ ‘Don’t ask why‚ just be happy with what you have.’ I guess for the family‚ that means wonderful memories. I thank God everyday that I had him as long as I did.
Daddy‚ I sure miss you‚ but Heaven’s sweeter with you there.