Dewey Wilbur Harris, age 23, of Cherryville, Missouri, was killed in action (KIA) on Tuesday, November 14, 1944 in the Hurtgen Forest near Simonskall, Germany. He was born in Cherryville, Missouri on August 15, 1921 to Otis and Sarah Harris (nee Anderson).
Dewey was a Private First Class (PFC) in the United States Army. He served under Company C, 1st Battalion, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division during WWII in the Battle of Hurtgen Forest.
Dewey is survived by his Nephew, Jay Wheat; Niece, Mary (Brent) Stromberg; Niece, Sara (James) Pope; and a host of other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his Father, Otis William Harris; Mother, Sarah "Kizzy" Harris; Brother, Ferd (Alma) Harris; and Sister, Dollie (Jesse) Wheat;
Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, 837 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, Missouri 63376. A Funeral Ceremony will take place 10:00 am on Monday, September 16, 2019 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions. Interment will immediately follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
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