Joel Harris

Obituary of Joel W. Harris

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On Monday April 22, 2024 Joel (Jock) Harris of Lockport, NY, loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather passed away surrounded by his family, after a very courageous battle with cancer.  Joel was born in Newfane NY, the Son of the late Eva General and Cecil (Rita)Harris. He was a member of the Ondondaga Clear Sky, Turtle Clan, Six Nations Reserve, Oshweken Ontario.

Joel was a very loyal, caring, and selfless person, he would help anyone who needed it.  Joel’s greatest love was his family.  He was so proud of all of his Children.  Any time one of his Kids was around he would light up.

He was a very active and hard-working man.  Growing up he played both baseball and football.  He was a skilled contractor and worked over the years doing home and business renovations, roofing, and siding.  He took a lot of pride in his work and always strived for perfection. 

Joel is survived by:  his wife Thea Harris, Children: Rachel Young, Joel Harris II, Amber (Matt) Sherwin, Courtney Carnes, Nathaniel Harris, Peyton Harris, Dylan Harris, William Harris, and Lorraine Harris, Siblings: Leona, Mike (late Cynthia), Lawren, Scott, Patrick, Cecilia, Tony (Erica), Rodney (Cheryl) Staats, Jane Morehead. Special Sister in-laws Rona “Chop” Harris, and Sheila Harris. Grandchildren: Evanna Young, Lanae Lowe, Silas & Liam Sherwin, Mason & Ashwiyaa Carnes. Many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and too many nieces and nephews to list individually but he loved you all! 

He was predeceased by his parents Eva General, Cecil (Rita) Harris, siblings Kenneth, Pete, William, Darren, and Jodine Harris, Cameron and David Staats. 

Friends and family may call between the hours of 4:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday 4/25/24 and a Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday 4/26/24 at Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St, Lockport, NY 14094.  All Family and Friends please come help us celebrate the life of Joel (Jock) Harris.  Luncheon to follow at the The Moose Lodge, 204 Monroe St., Lockport.  In lieu of flowers donations to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094 or or to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 665 Elm St., Buffalo, NY 14203 or would be appreciated.  Visit

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Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, April 25, 2024
Prudden And Kandt Funeral Home, Inc.
242 Genesee St.
Lockport, New York, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Friday, April 26, 2024
Prudden And Kandt Funeral Home, Inc.
242 Genesee St.
Lockport, New York, United States
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