Kirklan R. Harris passed away January 9, 2022, at the age of 54, in Seligman, Arizona. Kirklan was born in Anaheim, California July 20th, 1967. The people who cherished him, knew him as Kirk Harris. Kirk was born to Roy and Dixie Harris (nee McQuiston), presently, Dixie Ford. Both of Kirk's loving parents are still living.
During Kirk's youth he resided in several Southern California communities, Buena Park, Anaheim, Fullerton, and Sunny Hills. He also lived in Missouri and Arizona. Throughout his life he was a quick learner, he could recite numerous amazing facts by the age of three. He loved baseball and was a left-handed 1st base player as a child. He was also a very talented artist. As a youth his art was award winning. He loved the outdoors and was happiest exploring nature. He was an exceptionally talented photographer, videographer, poet, and artist who loved music. He liked to play the guitar, sing, and listen to music at every opportunity. His early travels set up the rest of his life to essentially be a traveling man.
He graduated from Sunny Hills High School. He held two Associate of Arts Degrees; one from Rio Salado College in Counseling and Social Services, and another from Scottsdale Community College in Applied Science, Film, and Broadcast Production, he excelled at studies and was on the National Honor Roll. He continued his education in the areas of Business and Commercial Law and Economics, and Real Estate. As a veteran, he was exceptionally proud of his military service in the Army, 101st Airborne Division, he was a Senior Office Specialist for Battalion headquarters from 1992-1995. He was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Kirk had extensive business experience in the telecommunication, and healthcare fields. His personal, and professional integrity became his hallmark. The positions he held were as diverse as he was. As a young man he, and his brothers worked with his father moving furniture and large items, later he was the owner of Harris Residential Services. He was also a corporate events manager for Sprint Nextel, a security inspection specialist for FedEx, and he worked at the VA Healthcare Systems. He explored ventures with friends and family. Kirk volunteered for things that were close to his heart, such as the Trauma Intervention Program and the Lifepoint Church; where he was a member and became a part of their audio/video production team.
Kirk's love of family and friends was his strongest motivator as a Christian, his faith was integral to who he was as a person. He saw the good in most everyone. He had the special ability to really observe people, and value individuals for their unique qualities. At the time of his passing, he and his fiancé' Lisa enjoyed living in the Prescott area; kayaking, hiking, cooking, watching movies, and appreciating music, they loved the local community. Kirk was a kind, complex, highly skilled, intelligent, artistic talented man who left his mark on our hearts.
Kirk is survived by his cherished children; Spencer Harris, Tyler Harris, Allyson Harris, and Noah Harris; Stepchild, Britney Wagner; and at the time of his passing had a blended family with his fiancé Lisa Coon-Ahearn; and her adult children Natalie and Nic. His brothers are Ron Harris, Jason Harris, and he had a half-brother. He had three prior marriages to Dawn Harris, Kim Schweitzer, Amy Calhoun. Kirk has a very large family and many friends; including nieces, cousins, Aunts and Uncles; Glenda Updyke and Trish Sanders who have been true bedrocks in his life; and Fred Harris, and Charlie Chastain. His best friends are Brian and Trista Box, and Mel Money. He also mentored John Conkling, a younger cousin. Kirk's beloved grandmother Luevisia J Conklin predeceased him in 2016, as did his grandfather Fred Harris Sr. in 2012.
Services to be held at Lozano's Flagstaff Mortuary located at 2545 N. Fourth St., Flagstaff, AZ (800) 774- 1467 on Tuesday, January 25th at 9:30 a.m., interment to follow at Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Camp Navajo 14317 Veterans Drive, Bellemont, Arizona.
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