September 19, 1924 - June 30, 2015
Location Not Available
Friday 7/10, 1:00 pm

Urn Interment, Friday, July 10th, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan Rd., St. Louis, MO, 63125.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jess & Vi’s honor may be made to Granite City Park District 618.877.3059,, or

JESSE R. HARRIS, “Big Jess the Barber,” age 90, on June 30, 2015, reunited with the love of his life, Violet, nee Doneff; parents, Tom and Stella Jane, nee Akers, Harris; brothers, Jim, Claude, and Ed Harris; sister, Mae (Ives); and grandchildren, David and Sara Gipson. Brave World War II and Korean War U.S. NavyContinue Reading

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Eric Stone left a message on August 24, 2017:
Sorry about the lateness of my condolences. Jesse was a wonderful guy. Granite City will not be the same without him. He cut my Grandpa Stone's hair, my dad's hair, and my hair over the years. He told the best stories. His waiting room was a great place to be as a kid and teenager. One of a kind for sure. He will be missed. In sympathy, Eric Stone, formerly of Granite City (Morris, IL)
Tim Varady left a message on July 5, 2015:
Dear Family of Jesse. Please except my condolences on the passing of Jesse. He was my barber in Granite City for over 40 years. He was a wonderful and caring man. I loved to hear him tell stories about his childhood and especially the one on how Violet got her nickname of "Cactus". He will always have a special place in my heart. God Bless you all at this trying time.
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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