Our History

William P. & William F. Harris
(1968)
Harris Funeral Home traces its roots back to 1909 when Victor Cooper purchased the undertaking business from Jerry Lyons. The first undertaking parlor was located in the old Shelby Theater Building (current site of the funeral home parking lot). In 1912, the business moved across the street to a location just south of Shelby State Bank. One more move came in 1924 when the business was relocated to its current home, the former Fred Llewelyn residence. There have been two additions and much remodeling since that time. 
Victor's son, Burton joined the funeral home in 1931. He worked with his father until Victor's unexpected death in 1940.

William F. Harris came to Shelby from Grand Rapids in 1961 and was a partner with Burton until Burton's retirement in 1963. William F. Harris' son, William P., joined his father in the business in 1983.

Harris Funeral Home offers many different types of services including burial and cremation. We have sold cemetery markers and monuments for over thirty years and offer Patten Monuments.

Down through the years the Coopers and the Harrises have strived to bring the families of our area some sense of comfort in the very difficult experience of the death of a loved one. We realize that no two families are exactly the same - some have different needs or expectations than others. We will listen to your desires and do our best to fulfill them. We appreciate the opportunity to serve and we pledge to try to meet the needs of those we serve whatever the circumstance or financial situation.