OBITUARY: Gary Brooks Harris


Gary Brooks Harris, age 68, of Dover, TN, and formerly of Pleasant View, TN, passed away in Nashville, TN, on Wednesday, August 30, 2023.

Brooks was born in Nashville on January 17, 1955, to the late Russell Harris and Alma (Jordan) Harris.

He graduated from Cheatham County High School and worked in sales at Tire Hub. Brooks was an avid golfer and sportsman. He recently retired and he and Jo Ann relocated from Pleasant View to their lake house in the Leatherwood Community of Dover, TN. He was volunteering part-time at Paris Landing State Park Golf Course where his “job” was to perfect his golf swing.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Alma Harris.

Brooks was a loving and devoted husband to his wife, Jo Ann Harris; loving father to his children, Monika Stuard (Bobby Cordeiro) and son, Gary “BJ” Harris (Ashleigh); and wonderful grandfather to his two grandchildren, Deacon and Owen Harris, all of whom survive him.

A farewell visitation to Brooks will be held Saturday, September 2, 2023, from 10 am to 2 pm in the Chapel of Cheatham County Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made to the Harris Grandchildren Trust.

For additional information, you may contact Cheatham County Funeral Home 615-792-2552 or on-line condolences at


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