Rupert DeLaney "Tree " Harris


Rupert DeLaney Harris "Tree"


Rupert DeLaney Harris "Tree", 66 of Gary, Indiana passed on May 4, 2017.  Rupert or Tree to most was born and raised in Gary and lived In Las Vegas, NV for a good period of time.  Born to Mckinley and Thelma Harris on April 4, 1951, was one of 9 children. Rupert will now be joining his Dad and brother Gerard,sister Stephanie and nephew Michael in Heaven.  

He left to mourn his memory a devoted girlfriend Reaner Boleware (Shirley), daughter Lennette (Ozell) Smith and son McShawn Harris; brothers McKinley (Pat) Harris, brother Leon (Vercena) Harris, sister Elaine (Russell) Ennols, brother Victor Harris, sister Lyvonne Miles, and sister Patricia Harris. 

Rupert (G- Pa) loved his grandchildren: Estella, Ty Shaw, Isaiah Weems, Shanae & Shanice Smith, Mashawnta, Dasia, and Kingston Harris; and a host of nieces and nephews and extended family and friends. 

Tree was a smooth talking brother, and he never met a stranger.  He was also known for his Stepping abilities and his clean dressing.  Most would say he was casket sharp.  While in Las Vegas he fine-tuned his cooking abilities and became a chef extraordinaire as he would tell his grandkids.  His favorite person was his Grandfather Oscar Griffin. 

Rupert was the life of the party and a lot of fun to be around. Rupert was devoted to making his wrongs right and he was a GOD fearing man who loved preaching to anyone that would listen.   Rupert was known to cut a rug, and catch a step!

His services will be held at Smith Bizzell and Warner at 4209 Grant St., Gary, Indiana on May 12, 2017.  Visitation at 5pm and service at 6pm.