James W. Harris, 78, of Boden, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at Mercer County Hospital, Aledo. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, at Farlow Grove Cemetery, Matherville. Memorials may be made to Viola or Matherville fire departments. Dennison Funeral Home, Viola, is handling arrangements. He was born Jan. 10, 1930, in Boden, son of George and Ethel Jones Harris. He married Margaret E. Thompson on Aug. 7, 1948, in Aledo. Jim was a plumber and pipefitter out of Local 25, Rock Island, for 25 years, retiring in 1990. Mr. Harris enjoyed fishing, traveling and "tinkering" with everything. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Harris, Boden (Sherrard); daughter, Sandy (Brian) Harkey, Aledo; grandchildren, Briana (Jim) Lafever and Bill (Ashlee) Harkey; four great-grandchildren, Jake and Logan Lafever and Billy and Shaelee Harkey; six sisters; and two brothers. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Monte; three sisters and one brother.