Al “Puddler" Harris, 86, passed away on Monday, October, 17, 2022 in his residence. He was born June 9, 1936 in Jigger, La to Charles and Ethel Powell Harris. He was a piano player who began his musical career playing on the Louisiana Hayride. He then joined the Ricky Nelson band playing on television and the road for a few years. His last musical endeavour was with Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. Al served as a Director of the Lake Charles Civic Center for 15 years before retiring and serving as a special consultant to the Louisiana Secretary of State, Fox McKeithen, for 3 years.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 50 years, Marsette Harris; children, Doyle Harris and wife Shellie of Jigger, La, Jeff Harris of Lake Charles, and Adam Harris of Lake Charles; grandchildren, Matthew Harris of Winnsboro, Jeffrey Harris of Lake Charles, Skylar Harris of Lake Charles, Shaman Harris of Kinder and Nicholas Harris of Lake Charles; and a sister, Chloe Dickson of Bossier City.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles Harris; sisters, Cleo Wiggers and Mary Alice Gravelle.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Winnsboro, La. Cremation was entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff.