Michael L. Harris, 52, of Carlsbad, NM, passed away December 13, 2021 at his home. Visitation will be 6 PM – 8 PM, Friday, December 17, 2021 at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 AM, Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Veilleux officiating. Interment will follow in Carlsbad Cemetery.
Michael was born July 29, 1969 in Carlsbad, NM to Johny and Linda (Warren) Harris. He graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1987. Michael served his country in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne until 1991. He married Amy Ripley May 14, 1994. Michael was a brilliant automotive service technician for several dealerships. They moved to Carlsbad in 2016 and shortly after Michael went to work for Intrepid Potash. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, softball and playing pool. Michael especially loved soccer, which Shawn played for 12 years because of his father’s love of the sport.
Survivors are his wife, Amy Harris of Carlsbad, NM; son, Shawn Michael Harris, who was born January 15, 1991 in Raleigh, NC, currently living in Washington County, PA; parents: Johny and Linda Harris of Carlsbad, NM; brother, Timothy Shawn Harris and fiancé, Lynn Christine Powell of Tupelo, MS; father and mother-in-law, Doug and Emma Ripley; brother-in-law, David Ripley and Rene Vasquez; niece, Bree Corral and husband, Dario; nephew, Cole Ripley and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his 4-legged fur babies: Lady, Spaz, Goofus and Scrappy.
Pallbearers will be Brian Claar, Ricky Fouch, Jason Alexander, Shawn Judah, Ernie Cruz. Honorary pallbearers will be Laurie Gehrig and Wes Wagner.
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