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Winford Ray Harris, 84, Windsor

Winford Ray Harris, of Windsor, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at UK Bluegrass Hospice Care, in Lexington.  He was 84 years of age.

Born October 1, 1939, in Russell County, he was the only child of the late Omer and Delpha Ragle Harris.  Winford was a former production manager at Essex Wire, in Lafayette, Indiana.  He enjoyed watching sports, especially UK Wildcats basketball and Cincinnati Reds baseball.  Winford was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.  He leaves behind two cats that he loved, “Hermie” and “Little Bit”.

Survivors include several cousins, as well as a special friend and caregiver, Carolyn Bressler.

In addition to his parents, Winford was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Harris.

Funeral services are 1:00 PM EST Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, with Bro. Dwight Coffman and Bro. Mark Yaden officiating.  Burial will follow in Mill Springs National Cemetery.  Full military honors will be provided by American Legion Post #38.

Visitation will be from 11:00 AM EST, until time of services, at the church.

Jacob Bressler, Ray Sandusky, Brent Clements, Jimmy Wilson, Cheston Wilson, and Milton Wade will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer is Tony Withers.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Shriners Children’s Burn Center, in Dayton, Ohio.  These can be made online at or mailed to Shriners Children’s, Processing Center, PO Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394.

Funeral arrangements for Mr. Winford Ray Harris are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.  An online guestbook is available at

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