Delbert Harris

Birthday: February 20,1926
Passed Away: May 22, 2013
Age: 87
Service Date: May 25, 2013

Pocahontas-Delbert Harris, 87, passed away Wednesday May 22, 2013.

Born February 20, 1926 in Pocahontas, AR to Lloyd and Lottie Harris.

He is also preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Davis, one granddaughter Debra Kay McDade, one great gandson Brandon Harris.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline Harris of the home,  three daughters, Mary Ann and husband Donald Dick,  Betty Harris all of Maynard, AR., Louise Roy of St. Louis, MO., three sons, Jim and wife Barbara Harris of Pocahontas, AR.,  Richard and wife Roxane Harris of Arnold, MO., Terry and wife Blanche Hatfield of Bartlett, TN.,  23 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren, two nephews Darryl Davis of Harrisburg, AR., Kenneth Davis of Bartlett, TN.

Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with Terry Hatfield officiating in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery.

36 Condolences

  1. Stephen Breger

    Thu 23rd May 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Dear Mr. Harris, you will be missed.

  2. Brian Wilhelm

    Thu 23rd May 2013 at 9:12 pm

    To Delbert’s family, I never met Delbert. I only know him from hearing him on WRIF radio in Detroit. He was a kind, funny, genuine man. He will be missed by many, many people up here. My deepest condolences.

  3. Larry from the Motor City

    Thu 23rd May 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Thank you for years of morning laughs on the Drew and Mike show on WRIF 101.1 in Detroit. You brought happiness to thousands in my hometown. I wonder how many folks in your town know just how much you were loved by us. May God comfort all of your family and friends as they deal with your passing. God bless you Delbert and rest in peace.

  4. thomas coalts

    Thu 23rd May 2013 at 9:37 pm

    to pauline and delberts family he had many fans here in detroit through his interaction with drew and mike and he will be greatly missed

  5. Ben Cinader

    Thu 23rd May 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Im very sorry for your loss. Delbert had a great personality and i had the pleasure of listening to him when drew and mike would call him from michigan. Sounds like he lived a great life and he is at peace now. Rest in peace Delbert.

  6. Don Middleton

    Fri 24th May 2013 at 1:36 am

    So sorry to hear!
    Condolences to Pauline and the rest of the family.
    I’m a fan of the Michigan radio show that used to feature him, I met him briefly when he came up here in 1996.
    Definitely a one in a million kind of guy.
    RIP Delbert

  7. Donald Crews

    Fri 24th May 2013 at 4:18 am

    I was deeply saddened when I learned of Delbert’s passing. He was a real gem to so many hear in the metro Detroit area as I’m sure he was to the friend’s and family that knew him and loved him in his home town. I remember when Delbert and his lovely wife Pauline came to visit us here in Michigan. Of all the Diamond’s ever found in his home state, Delbert was the biggest and bright’est ever. He was a true southern gentleman inside and out. I’m sending prayers to Delbert’s family. God’s speed to you all. He will truly be loved, missed and admired by all that had that good fortune to know him.

  8. shirley cox

    Fri 24th May 2013 at 6:41 am

    To The Harris Family, We were saddened to hear of the loss of Delbert. Up here in Michigan he was loved by many as he gave us all many laughs with Drew and Mike! He will always be remembered with great respect and many many smiles!!!! Our thoughts are with you at this time.

  9. Helen Shipley

    Fri 24th May 2013 at 7:51 am

    Ms. Pauline, so sorry for your loss. Steve and I wish we could be there for you. We are sending big hugs to you and your family. We are praying for all of you. Please give hugs to Terry and tell we are sorry we cannot be there. Love to all.

    Steve and Helen Shipley

  10. Cosak

    Fri 24th May 2013 at 8:04 am

    Detroit will miss you Delbert . RIP

  11. Colin Berens

    Fri 24th May 2013 at 11:04 am

    Dear Pauline and Harris family,

    I had the honor of meeting you, Delbert, your son and daughter-in-law several years ago when you attended the WRIF anniversary celebration here in Detroit. What a class act your husband was and you the doting and attentive wife. My stomach hurt from laughing so hard during each one of his interviews with Drew and Mike! What a tremendous loss for all who knew and loved him. Forever in our hearts and each and everyone of you in our prayers. Kind regards, Colin

  12. Sheila Smith

    Fri 24th May 2013 at 12:28 pm

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family for your loss. Death leaves heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal. God bless.

  13. Ric Davies

    Fri 24th May 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I didn;t know Delbert personally, but he was a frequent guest on the Drew & Mike radio show here in Detroit. Thousands of listeners loved listening to Delbert tells us about what was going on in his life and give his opinion on current events. RIP Delbert…Drew & Mike fans love ya!!

  14. Kevin

    Fri 24th May 2013 at 7:23 pm

    my condolences go to the entire Harris Family, being a listener to Drew and Mike I have always looked forward to hear what Delbert had to say about many subjects. My thoughts and prayers to everyone

  15. Don

    Fri 24th May 2013 at 7:46 pm

    There were -thousands- of people speaking and thinking of you on the radio over these past few years. Although none of us ever met you, we all feel as though we knew you.
    You will be missed, but not forgotten.

    Bye bye, Mr. Harris.
    <3 from Detroit.

  16. Kim

    Fri 24th May 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Thanks for the memories Delbert the Voice Of America. Detroit loves you! RIP

  17. Christine Thompson

    Fri 24th May 2013 at 9:07 pm

    My Condolences to the Harris family. Rest in Peace Delbert! Detroit Michigan loves you 🙂

  18. Julie Samuelson

    Fri 24th May 2013 at 9:09 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. He sounded like a great person. I heard him here in Michigan on WRIF quite a few years ago. He sounded exactly like a relative of mine who was a substitute grandpa for me growing up. I swear they could have been twins. They sounded like they had a spirited take on life and so lovable and cheeky. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  19. Dan

    Fri 24th May 2013 at 9:15 pm

    All of the fans of the Drew & Mike Show on WRIF in Detroit have fond memories of Mr. Harris. He sure liked talking to them on the radio and we did enjoy each time he came on. Rest in peace, Mr. Harris.

  20. Rob H.

    Fri 24th May 2013 at 9:21 pm

    My condolences to Pauline, and the rest of the family. I did not know Delbert personally, but throughout the years, I did get to hear his wisdom, when he was a guest on WRIF’s Drew & Mike show. RIP, The Voice of America!

  21. james nicholas (drew and mike fan in detroit)

    Fri 24th May 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Our prayers are with you all thie loss of Delber has spread like wild fire in Detroit this morning and throughout the day and has shaken thousands to the core, Delbert was loved by many here and he will live on in our hearts forever. LOVE YA DELBERT

  22. Linda Kapelanski

    Sat 25th May 2013 at 6:36 am

    Rest in peace Delbert, I never had the pleasure of meeting you but you made me laugh on many of my morning drives into work listening to you on Drew and Mike on WRIF. Sending your family my condolences.


  23. Mike

    Sat 25th May 2013 at 7:45 am

    Thanks for the memories :-). RIP

  24. Karen [Dean] Berry

    Sat 25th May 2013 at 9:26 am

    So sorry for your loss, Terry, sorry I could not make it to the visitation or funeral
    .Ya’ll are in my prayers and thoughts, loosing our parents at any age is sorrowful..
    as the song reads,”WHEN WE ALL GET TO HEAVEN ,WHAT A DAY OF REJOICING THAT WILL BE, WHEN WE ALL SEE JESUS,WE WILL SING AND SHOUT THE JUBILEE”…..and rejoice at seeing old friends and loved ones.Take care.

  25. Phil Jackson

    Sat 25th May 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Sorry to hear for your loss. My co-workers enjoyed Delberts views shared on the radio show “Drew and Mike” from Detroit. We often repeated the frequent sayings Delbert would say. What started out as a comedy bit turned out to be some kind of admiration of his lifestyle. We often would ask what become of Delbert because of his absents from the show, only to have Drew announce on” ironically their last broadcast on the air” that he was having troblems with hearing and such. Would have loved to hear from him one last time! Once again my deepest sympathy goes out to you Pauline and your family at this time of sorrow. He will be truely missed but never ever forgoten!

  26. Dave Schmaltz

    Wed 29th May 2013 at 8:15 am

    Also from the Detroit Metro area, I too spent many a mornings laughing with Delbert as he shared his interests and views. My grandfolks were from Arkansas, where I would spend summers visiting them. Delbert brought back a good many fond memories of youthful days gone by. Thoughts and prayers to Pauline and Harris family, a family larger than you cannot imagine.

  27. Dave Smith

    Sun 02nd Jun 2013 at 1:35 am

    So sad to hear this. Delbert made me laugh so hard on so many mornings on the radio here in Detroit. I always looked forward to hearing him with Drew and Mike. Delbert, you always made me smile. Rest in peace

  28. John Tarnowski

    Sun 02nd Jun 2013 at 8:10 pm

    My condolences to Pauline and the rest of Delberts family. Delbert made so many people up here in the greater Detroit area smile. He will be greatly missed. Rip Delbert

  29. Jennifer

    Wed 05th Jun 2013 at 11:35 am

    so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed listening to Delbert for many years on Drew and Mike on WRIF, he truly was the voice of America. He would say it like it was, is and always should be! Prayers for you all from Detroit Michigan! Bye Bye….well, you know the rest.

  30. Jerry

    Wed 05th Jun 2013 at 9:54 pm

    My sincere condolences to the Harris family, it is amazing how many people are mourning your loss with you. I’m sure you know how many lives Delbert has touched. He was a man of simple morals and truths, humour and personality plus. Loved by SO many! I too was a Drew + Mike listener and send my many respects from New Brunswick, Canada. Rest in Peace…till we meet and laugh in spirit.

  31. bill tank

    Sun 23rd Jun 2013 at 2:25 pm

    sorry to hear of your loss, Delbert was awesome. remember when he got the new tv and said he had to hide behind the chair because they were all so big, hilarious.
    we will miss you in detroit.

  32. Joe Burgess

    Thu 01st Aug 2013 at 5:11 pm

    I just learned of Delberts passing and want to offer my sincere condolences. We will forever hold him high in Detroit.

  33. Jackie

    Thu 01st Aug 2013 at 9:01 pm

    To Delbert’s family & friends I send my most sincere condolences. Delbert made me smile every time he appeared on WRIF with Drew & Mike. Please know he was loved by Detroit.

  34. randy

    Sun 06th Oct 2013 at 6:59 pm

    a wonderful man and a great personality.he will be missed.RIP DELBERT

  35. Chad Hall

    Sat 19th Oct 2013 at 10:24 am

    I just now heard about Delbert’s passing. My condolences to his family and friends. Never met the man, but felt like I knew him from the many times he was on the Drew and Mike show. On their last show in may they said Delbert wasn’t in good health and having heard nothing more on him, I googled his name and was brought here. Do sad to hear of his passing and do late. He said it like it was whether you liked it or not. And more often than not I agreed with him. Need more men like him in the world.

  36. Chris W.

    Sat 09th Jan 2016 at 9:40 am

    Dear Harris Family,

    I know its been a couple years, but I want to give my condolences to your family. There is a new video out showing Delbert and your family when you visited Detroit in 1996 for Drew and Mike’s 25th Anniversary. It brought back great memories of a simpler time. I never met Delbert personally but I enjoyed the telephone conversations he had with the Drew and Mike. It was very entertaining and brought some fun into my morning. Delbert might be gone from this earth, but his spirit remains (and so does his videos). RIP Delbert!


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