Virgil Eugene Harris passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 28, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 29, 1963, in Salt Lake City, Utah to the proud parents Virgil and Celia Harris.
He was a carpenter by trade and had an amazing talent and ability working with his hands. His woodworking skills and artistic creativeness were absolutely astonishing – a true master craftsman beyond measure. He had a very deep love of music (“Scorps!”) and would often scream out whenever one of his many favorites came on. A more charismatic man I have never met. His charm and quick wit were truly one of a kind. Virgil loved the wilderness and anything outdoors. His obsession for camping, fishing, bowhunting, and hiking was insatiable. Virgil was very generous and loyal to all his family and
friends. He was highly intelligent, confident, and very meticulous, as well as extremely stubborn. Virgil lived a very hard life, but no one was going to tell him what to do. He always followed his own set of rules.
Virgil grew up in the Clearfield area where he attended Clearfield High. He later earned his Associate’sDegree from Salt Lake Community College where he even made the Dean’s list. Virgil moved to Alaska where he married Brenda Wilson (later divorced). They had two children, Shandy and Shaine. Virgil
loved much of his life in Alaska and shared many adventures often with family and friends.
He is survived by his daughter Shandy, son Shaine (Lilly), his very special life partner Cindy Jarvis, his son Little Virg, his stepdaughters Shandi and Jaynee, his sisters Deb, Judy (John), Shelia (Gary), one brother John (Shelly), and his grandchildren Kyler, Ayla Lanz, Jonah Evan, Adilynn, Heath, Lilly Harris, Kylie, D-Jay Jarvis, and Carter Harris, in addition to many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.
We would like to express a very special thank you to the ICU medical staff at McKay Dee Hospital for their amazing care and compassion, as well as his many friends that stopped by to offer their love and support.
The family has chosen to have a private gathering later at his favorite fishing hole, which they cannot divulge. It is encouraged that all others conduct a celebration of life as “balls to the walls” as humanly possible, as he would insist.