Wayne Alvin Harris passed away at his home on Dec. 21, 2021, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on July 9, 1930, to Doc and Bessie Harris in Sunnyside, Washington. He was raised on a farm in Mabton, Washington, where he developed his tireless work ethic and remarkable sense of humor. Wayne worked for Carnation Company for 26 years in Eastern Washington before moving to Battle Ground, Washington, to work for his brother Dick in his retread shop for five years.
Wayne married his best friend and the love of his life Dorothy in 1976. They owned and operated a laundromat and also a mini storage in Battle Ground. In 1980, Wayne started a new career in real estate and purchased Battle Ground Realty in 1982. He spent the next 27 years in the real estate business. Wayne was a busy man and also served as a member of the Battle Ground City Council until moving outside of the city limits. Wayne loved his time with family and friends, camping, snowmobiling, and spending the winters in Surprise, Arizona. His grandchildren were a special energy and joy to him. They kept him young at heart.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Bill, Ralph, Dick, and Roger; brother-in-law John Comstock; son-in-law Al Castillo; and granddaughter Lacey Hall. He is survived by his wife Dorothy; sisters Juanez (LeRoy) Sharpe and Darlene Comstock; children Ron (Delphine), Mike (Joyce) Radell, Rita (Chad), Martin (Rhonda), Marsha (Roger), Todd Hall, Troy Hall, Randy (Angie) Hall and DeEtte Gibson; 30 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Wayne was a member of Happy Trails Christian Fellowship in Surprise, Arizona, and also New Heights Church in Battle Ground, Washington.
Wayne requested that there be no service and donations be made to the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) at Oregon Health and Science University.