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Prayers for Kelly Harris please....
Last weekend Kelly had a terrible accident. He hit bottom after diving into a pool. He was resuscitated after basically drowning and stopped breathing. He is now on a ventilator with pneumonia in both lungs. He has a fractured C2 and some brain swelling but is responding to commands although unable to speak because of the ventilator. As many of you know his wife Michele has already fought her share of battles. So please keep both of them in your thoughts and prayers.
The link is to a site called Caring Bridge if you would like to take a minute and show the family some support.
Wow this is horrible need. Kelly is a super man, husband, and father. Prayers from Colorado..
Prayers from Indiana. The Harris family has been through more than their fair share...and always bounce back stronger than ever.
Prayers to the Harris family.
Prayers for complete recovery.
Prayers for strength and a speedy recovery.
Prayers from SE Pennsylvania. Kelly's a good man.
Prayers from my home here in Utah to Kelly and his family.
Holy crap, that's horrible news! Prayers from Iowa!
Terrible news, prayers sent.
Prayers sent. So sorry to hear this:(
He is one of the best and I’m sure God watch over him and provide the doctors the wisdom to make the right decision and provide a full recovery
Prayers sent for Kelly, Michelle, and their family. They’ve been through a lot already and are great people. Very very sad news. Will be keeping them in our thoughts. Hoping for a speedy recovery! There’s a 114 with Kelly’s name on it out there!
Terrible news, prayers for a speedy and full recovery and prayers for his family during this difficult time.
Sad to hear. Hoping and praying for Kelly and the entire Harris family.
Prayers for Kelly and his family, they've been thru enough.
Praying for Kelly and waiting for some good news soon.
Prayers sent. Get well soon. Hunt
Support and prayers to Kelly and family. Hard news. my best, Paul
Praying for Kelly and his family.
More prayers sent from PA!
Prayers from WI for Kelly and family.
Positive thoughts to Kelly and family
Prayers to the Harris family....get well soon, Kelly!
I'm putting my money on Kelly and the Harris clan. Prayers for all.
dang! I hate that, as Randy said, I'm betting on Kelly to pull through and be back on top soon.
I'm in shock. Kelly is tough, Michelle is tougher and Morgan is the toughest hoping and praying for the best.
Wow...life can change in an instant. Good luck for a full recovery. Get well soon...
Prayers sent. All the best to the Harris family
Mississippi praying for Kelly
Also praying for Kelly and his family!
More prayers sent for Kelly
Terrible news! Prayers sent from Minnesota!
Life can be so cruel and unfair. I will pray for a full recovery and for Kelly to bounce back and do great things.
Oh man this is terrible. Prayers to the Harris family
Wow... bad news. Praying for a full & speedy recovery.
Prayers to the Harris family
Fingers crossed big time! Hope for a fast recovery and get back out for next season!!
I was just coming on here to post the same link - Michelle texted me from Kelly's phone Monday, I was shocked... Healthy fun loving guy strong as bull - it can all be undone by a simple accident. Very unfortunate but if anyone can overcome - he can
Prayers from MT. Stay strong.
Prayers sent for a complete and speedy recovery.
Wow, that's awful. I posted it on Kelly's facebook page as well. Thanks, Mulepower.
Prayers for Kelly and his family.
Terrible... prayers for fast and full recovery.
Pools are so dangerous. Hopefully he recovers and can have a normal productive life.
This is terrible. So sad. Many prayers for him, Michelle and Morgan.
Prayers sent up for Kelly and his family.
Prayers for Kelly and his family.
Prayers from Arkansas. I've always enjoyed his posts.
This is one tough family that has gone through very tough medical challenges over the years and I pray they come through this one as well.
Prayers sent from MN - Dear God, please embrace the Kelly family in this time of need. Amen.
Thanks for letting us know. Prayers from MT. Hope Kelly is able to fully recover soon. What sad news.
Prayers for the whole family. Life is so fragile.
Prayer said for full recovery.
Hoping for a full recovery.
Prayers sent for Kelly and family.
Praying for the Harris family.
Prayers from scentman... if anyone on this site can pull thru from this situation it's Mr. Kelly Harris. Dear heavenly Father in heaven watch over our friend Kelly and his lovely family... in Jesus name Amen.
Simply awful. Thoughts and prayers to Kelly and family.
Thinking and praying for Kelly and his family during this difficult time. Pulling for you Kelly!
Prayers sent to the Harris family and to Kelly for a full recovery.
Prayers sent from Tn.Hoping for complete recovery Lewis
Very sorry to hear this. Hang in there Kelly!! Sending prayers!
Terrible news, prayers sent from AK for a recovery to full health.
Terrible news...Kelly will be in my prayers.
Wow this really sucks. Prayers for Kelly and family from NY. Get well soon!
Terrible news...prayers coming form NJ. God, please get the Kelly family through this ordeal...Amen.
Horrible news. Get better asap buddy thinking of you. I expect you to be in bowhunting shape by Sept
Wow, that's horrible. Get well soon Kelly. We'll see you back on the boards soon.
Praying for him and his family. God is good all the time.
Wow very sorry to hear this.. amazing how fast life changes
Hoping for fast and full recovery, that family has been through a lot
That is terrible. I feel for him and all his family. Get well soon Kelly!
Prayers sent! Get better soon.
We're all pulling for you Kelly. Prayers sent
More Prayers from MN. Get well soon.
Hey guys, I was going to post on this but was asked not to until things leveled out, but seeing as it is out there... I talked to Kelly's Dad yesterday and he was there with him. He said that Kelly's color is good as are all his vitals. He is still sedated because he still has a breathing tube in and they are really hard to deal with if you are conscious. The brain swelling has gone down considerably and the fever that he had the first day has normalized. It was quite high. Scary high. Anyhow, right now the biggest concern is the pneumonia that happened when Kelly aspirated the pool water and stuff. Kelly is a fighter and with his inner strength, the strength of his family and your prayers he may make a complete recovery, but it may take some time. This whole thing came as a shock and it kills me. Please keep Kelly and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Peace, Jay
Sorry to read this. Prayers from AZ!
Prayers to Kelly and his family.
Prayers sent, speedy recovery Kelly.
Folks have been through alot already. Thoughts and prayers sent. Get well soon.
Very sad .....prayers sent for Kelly and the Harris family.
Thanks jay information is so helpful particularly when it is positive directionally.
Hoping for the best .. HANG IN THERE !!
Wow.... pretty close to home for us here on the BS. Praying for Kelly and his family.
Lifting Kelly, his family and the medical personnel involved with this issue. May Kelly have full recovery, his family have peace during this trauma and the medical staff have wisdom as they administer to Kelly.
Please keep us posted with updates.
All the best to him and his family!! One of the good guys for sure!! Heal quick and be well!! Shawn
I'm so sorry to hear this. Certainly this family doesn't need anymore challenges in their lives, and I hope he makes a full and speedy recovery.
Prayers for a full recovery - Kelly
Prayers sent to Kelly and his family from West Virginia. Get well soon.
Prayers for Kelly. One of my favorite posters on here. I have his homemade mineral recipe that we create every year on the family farm in Kansas. He is a great guy and was happy to continue to assist via email. I hope he makes a speedy recovery.
Good thoughts Kelly, hang tough!
Wow, things can change crazy fast!
Well wishes to Kelly, family and hope he makes a full recovery!
Positive thoughts for Kelly and family. Praying for a speedy recovery.
prayers sent, get well soon!
So sorry to hear this. Prayers sent for Kelly and his family.
Thoughts and prayers to Kelly and his family. Stay strong and keep the fight going.
Prayers to Kelly and family. We are all a heart beat away from a life altering happening got to cherish each moment- God Bless.
Terrible news. Get well Kelly. God has a plan and it is perfect. Prayers sent from Kentucky.
Sad news. Prayers to Kelly and family.
Will say a prayer for Kelly and the family...Keep us informed Jay if possible
Prayers sent to the entire Harris family!
Get well soon, prayers from N.C. Forrest
Prayers sent. Hoping for a complete, quick recovery Kelly......
Prayers and positive thoughts from Massachusetts!
Prayers for Kelly, his wife, and family
prayers for kelly and his family
Prayer sent for him and his family.
Terrible to hear...thoughts and prayers to the Harris’
Man. Horrible. Hang tough brother!
Thoughts and prayers from Manitoba.
Folks its' not good. We need to amp up the prayers... Seriously - PRAY
Prayers sent to Kelly and the Harris family. Hang in there and fight it Kelly!!
Prayers sent to Kelly and his family!
More prayers sent up for Kelly and his family.
Wishing Kelly and the whole family peace and faith through this difficult time. Prayers and positive thoughts coming your way from CT.
I wish him good luck on a full recovery soon. I don't see him post as much as I used to, but always enjoy when he does. Hopefully he is back on here soon
Super sad indeed! Truly praying for him and his family tonight! Get well soon brother!
Prayers sent to Kelly and family.
That's terrible, prayers for Kelly.
Hoping for a full recovery !!
God bless to a full recovery. We are with you.
Prayers for Kelly and his family!
Oh shit.... Praying for Kelly. Ed F
Scary stuff. Prayers fo Kelly and his family.
As a retired ER physician that’s a bad injury. Best wishes to him and his family
One tough ol Bowsiter! Stay strong Kelly!
Thoughts and prayers sent for him and the family.
One day he is going to personally post and it will be he best news on this site ever. It will be good news about the recovery and it will be inspirational and it will happen for sure. In he meantime we pray for that day.
More prayers on the way from Pa!
Terrible news. Prayers for him and his family.
Sorry to hear. Praying for a full recovery.
I just read a journal update on caring bridge from a family member. It said that Kelly does in fact have paralysis from the neck down and there hasn't been much change in his lung condition. Heavy news.
I pray the Lord heals our friend Kelly, from some of Kelly's posts he knows Christ is at his side. Strong prayers Bowsiters!
Exactly more than ever now
As Embryoklahoma said - latest full update:
Hello friends!! We know everyone is concerned about Kelly and wondering about any updates on his condition. Yesterday the family was given some very heavy news. They were informed that Kelly is paralyzed from the neck down and has had no improvements in the condition of his lungs. Please continue to keep the family in your prayers as the have a very difficult journey ahead of them.
We have had many requests from people asking for a way to make monetary contributions in support of the family during this difficult time. A link to allow such contributions will be added to this post shortly.
The family feels very blessed and is so very thankful for all the prayers, love and support that all have received. Please keep it them coming.
Jack, Thanks for the update......not the news that I was hoping for. Please keep us posted. Jake
Prayers from Michigan !!!
Prayers sent, how horrible.
This is horrible news,
Hoping for some better news
Thanks for the link and update Jack. Not the news I was hoping for. Will continue to pray.
We will all be praying for Kelly, Michelle and Morgan. I don’t login very often any more and only talk or text with Kelly a couple times a year. I saw the link and my fears were for Morgan. May God bless this family for all that they have been through.
Not the news I was hoping for today. So tragic for a man and his family who have gone through so much to continue to struggle through this. Many prayers and support from our family to yours Harris’s! God bless.
Prayers for Kelly and family so sorry to hear.
WOW, This truly saddens me! Kelly is a great guy, please start a prayer chain for them all! Kelly, Michelle, and family, You will be in our prayer every day and every night! The Lord is Kind, Loving and Merciful, may He show you and your family all those things!!
God Bless, Mark Williams and family
Oh No! Prayers going out! That’s awful.
Oh my.... Lord please help him. Heavy news is putting it mildly. I pray God heals Kelly and gives his family strength.
I struggle to under stand why bad things happen to good people, prayers from Central PA for the whole family, Ron and Kathy
This is such a tragedy. Praying.
Tragic. Prayers for a great guy and great family.
Tough situation, praying for both Kelly and his family.
We are praying for Kelly and his family. We believe in miracles!
On this beautiful Sunday morning: A prayer for strength and healing for Kelly and his family.
He seems like a real fighter and I am sure he will fight through this. Prayers for a speedy recovery.
So sad. We're just numb here over this and our hearts go out to the Harris family. First time I met Kelly he drove Michele and Morgan to Columbus to a show we were doing and took us out for supper. What a full of energy guy he is. And what a lot of fun sharing stuff texting. Always has time for us here and has been known to call me to cool me off now and again.
Get well my friend and we'll do that build this summer.
More prayers from MN. Very sad news!
This is just brutal. May you and your family find the strength to pull through this, sir.
Thoughts and prayers to the Harris family.
Wow! Terrible news. Prayers sent.
Prayers for Kelly and his family from MI
Thoughts and prayers from the Last Frontier.
Sad news.....Prayers for Kelly & his family.
I spoke with Kelly Sunday, we were making plans for this Fall, including a Football game and whitetail hunting. We also were making plans for future hunts, he put some off to make sure he had enough retirement for his family. Something I lack the discipline to do. Chances for Kelly’s survival are slim, I’m coming to grips with that. I’m still praying for a positive outcome, hoping this family that has been through so much can catch a break!
Prayers sent for him and the family. Tragic.
It amazes me how fast life can take such a drastic turn
Hug your kids, never know when it will be the last time
Get better kelly, always followed your thread and hunts
What a horrible thing. Prayers sent from Texas. May faith and love comfort the Harris family during these trying times. RK
I think i check this thread every ten minutes... Bou, Pizza... you know Kelly personally i don't but only here on Bowsite, he seems the type off fella you love without meeting him... you can't say that about most people and im sure he lights up a room for sure. God bless.
I haven't been on Bowsite much over the past few months and I come back and see this. Holy Crap! Kelly and his family are great people. I live just a mile from Kelly's childhood home. I cannot believe this. They have been through so much already. Prayers and hugs coming from Loveland.
This makes me sick! Continued prayers.
Maybe one of the best guys I never met the posts says it all Lewis
Prayers out to the Harris family.
Never met Kelly but always wanted to. Been following his posts for many years. Prayers are being sent daily.
Tough one.. prayers to him and his family. To his friends keep his memories close.. Peace
Prayers from my family to the Harris family.
I talked to Kelly often over the years, often it was to make peace between him an Nick Muche LOL... Both good people BTW. I hunted with Kelly in 2016, had a great time in unbearably hot early November weather, probably should have shot that one big buck that walked by me first morning but I passed. Just figured I had at least 20 more years to get in some more hunts with him... My sadness cannot be explained. Just keep thinking about it, and even more sadly, in my 54 years, just how many times I have heard of shallow dives in a pool or a lake have gone bad.
I had dinner with him in Denver once, good fellow. Every time I think of this, it makes me ill. Kelly was planning his retirement, and building a cabin on a hunting property. We never hunted together, but I know a good man when I meet one.
I'm still in shock about Kelly. This is my second terrible news of the week (see RIP Legendary Sheep Guide, Al Vallejo) and I am devastated by both.
I first became aware of Kelly during his posts here about Morgan. Only later when I offered to bring free beer to the 1st Bowsite gathering during the P&Y Convention in Denver in 2009 and we traded some PMs that we realized we both work for the same brewing company.
Over the next 9 years we had a chance to visit each other and become more than just internet friends. Kelly has dined on elk steaks at my house and bought his family to my annual summer BBQ. I visited Kelly and Michelle in Ohio and hosted them at one of my Brewmaster Dinners in Ohio. Over the years I took great pride in saying I knew Kelly as he almost single highhandedly set our HUGE company on a path to being landfill free. See the link.
He was constantly asking when I was coming to hunt with him and I could never find time. I hope he recovers and I will find the time to hunt with him. Good thoughts and prayers for his recovery!
Great article Sandbrew. What a great man in so many ways. Prayers from Iowa continue.
Man, this just makes me sick to my stomach, life is so fragile! I hope Kelly can recover enough to continue being a great father, and maybe even enjoy the outdoors again someday...
Thought a lot about Kelly and his family over the weekend. Praying for any positive news these next few days! Life is short, hug your loved ones everyday and tell them how much they mean to you!
You think you're having a bad day til you read something like this! Could not imagine what the Harris family is going thru right now........................
More prayers from Pa!
Can anyone give us any type of update? Still praying in Arizona!!
Prayers continue for Kelly and his family.
Praying all will get better.
Nothing new posted on the caring bridge site since Saturday.
The kind of thread that just give you a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach that goes down lower than you thought possible. So terrible and tragic. Prayers for the entire family and friends affected. This is too sad. We wish you all the best Kelly and family.
Oh no I’m sick over this. This man has been to hell and back for his family. Lord bless him
There was just an update posted on caring bridge saying no change since Saturday.
I enjoyed reading Kellys posts on his Ohio hunts... Prayers sent !!!
Terrible news. Prayers for Kelly and the Harris family.
I know many of you have provided support in different ways to the family but there is now a fundraising page on the net for them if any bowsiters are interested in contributing.
This kind thing hurts us all sad news hoping for the best
Your in our family’s prayers tonight from NH.
Horrible news! I’ll definitely be adding Kelly and his family to my prayers!!
Phil. 4 vs.6,7 . I do not know Kelly or his family but after reading y'all's posts i know he's loved by many and this situation brings me to tears. Prayer sent for both Kelly and his family and friends.
Just tragic. I sure hope and pray we get good news. Words just leave me right now.
Hug your kids and tell the people you love that you love them. Life is short. If any good can come out of things like this, we need to make that happen. Still praying in MT.
Prayers sent - been reading Kelly's posts a long time - strong man - will keep he and his family in my prayers.
Man this sucks to hear. No other way to put it. It....just...sucks.
It is good that his family seems to have a lot of support coming from many directions.
Prayers to Kelly and his family!!
If this is a dupe my apologies but the GoFundMe link from Caring Bridge site wasn’t working as a link for me.
I don’t know Kelly personally but always thought the perseverance the Harris family has shown was simply amazing to say the least.
With over 35,000 visits to the Caring Bridge site in 5 days says a lot about the kind of man he is.
Still keeping tabs on this one for any updates. Also keeping Kelly in our prayers!
Latest journal entry...
"It is with a heavy heart that I write this message to all of you dear friends/family. Our amazing Kelly passed peacefully today surrounded by his loving strong family. Arrangements for him will be decided and relayed to you as soon as we know the details. Please keep his beautiful family in your prayers."
This is just so tragic and so sad. Hard to believe. RIP Kelly.
Wow, prayers to the family. Gonna miss the hunt updates, Morgan updates, dang..............
Wow that’s heartbreaking. Kelly’s family will be in my prayers.
Man, I don't know what to say. I have been talking to Kelly's Dad, Don and his Cousin, Jason throughout this whole thing and I have to tell you, I still can't wrap my mind around this whole thing
Can't find the words......Lifting Kelly's family up in prayers. Godspeed Kelly, you will be missed.
Terrible news, very sad to hear this. Thoughts and prayers to his family during these extremely difficult times. He and I had our differences but I was not numb to the fact that he was a great man with the best of intentions. Kelly you'll be missed greatly.
Life is so fragile....such a tragedy. Prayers for the entire Harris family. Rest in peace Kelly.
My condolences to his friends and family.
Such a tragedy and so sorry for his family... hard to comprehend..
I really feel for his family that he left behind too early
I really have no words, just stunned that a man so full of life such a short while ago is no longer with us. A great guy, a great friend, and a wonderful father and husband. I will be praying for Kelly’s family. Life is so short, don’t ever waste a minute of it.
Wow. It puts everything in perspective for sure.
Continued prayers for your family Kelly. You’ll be missed but never forgotten
So sad to hear. Continued prayers for the family.
Rip. God Bless your family.
I hunt each fall about fifty miles from Kelly’s camp and always wanted to get a chance to drop by and say hello. Sadly, this will not happen but I am certain that this fall many of my thoughts will be of him, Morgan, and the void that I know that will be in his deer camp. Hunting for him was family and friends.
I spoke to Kelly’s son Tyler last night so the news today came as no surprise. But when he told me what was inevitable I was floored. I have to say that Tyler was very composed. Very at peace. I could tell that he was being strong for his mother and he is doing as good a job as anyone here could possibly imagine.
One thing he told me keeps replaying in my mind. As many of you know Morgan has been Kelly’s hunting partner. His two sons have been busy with life and just didn’t have the drive to hunt like dad. But that was about to change. They had plans to join Kelly, Morgan, and Michele in hunting camp this year. As a hunter I find it very sad that it didn’t get to happen. I’m sure spending some time in that special place doing what their dad had a passion for was a big deal to Kelly.
But that’s not even half the story. This was going to be one of the biggest and best years ever for the Harris family. Morgan will turn 18 and graduate. Both of the boys are getting married. It just blows me away that just like that Kelly will not be present at these monumental events.
I enjoyed my time at Kelly’s hunting property and riding our Harleys into the sunset out in Sturgis. I know he is really happy to get to high five his late best friend Dennis.
Life is precious. This sure put things into perspective. Rest in peace my friend. Hang a stand for me in the happy hunting grounds. Until then keep an eye on your loved ones brother. :-(
Such a tragety. Thoughts with the family.
Just seen the other thread from JAy ... a huge sorrow fill's me right now, and I never met Kelly.... RIP Kelly Harris, your in great hands now ....... Pax Vobiscum .....
One of the few times I am speechless........Words evade me right now.......RIP Kelly
Man, so sorry to read this. RIP
Wow! Life is so fragile..... RIP Kelly. Prayers to his family.
Amazing how people on this forum become almost like family. Feels like we just lost a chunk of Bowsite. RIP, Kelly....prayers to the family.
Tragic news. I didn't know Kelly but had always enjoyed his threads and input. He was Morgan's best advocate when she was dealing with cancer. A real power of example as a Dad and a dedicated bowhunter. A good man. God bless Kelly Harris.
Sorry to hear this news. Such a tragic loss of one of the good guys.
RIP, I don't have the words. God Bless this family.
Kelly is in better hands now. Peace and comfort to his family.
Prayers for his family and friends. Hard to believe this news
Wow. I never had the fortune to meet Kelly but this has really hit me hard. We truly are a big family here and this is just such sad news. Rest In Peace friend.
So sad to hear. I never met him but like others here, I felt I knew him and his family well. For his immediate family and multitude of close friends, my heartfelt condolences to you all. I would get a big kick out of his 114 inch guesses and will think about that as the score threads come up again this fall. Rest in peace Kelly, you left this world way to early.
Good man, big legacy. It's a tragic story. But now, he's bowhunting with Fred Bear, probably chasing whitetails in Ohio.
Unreal. Very sad to hear.
I’m speechless. As others have noted, I’ve never met Kelly but always enjoyed his sense of humor and hunting stories here on Bowsite. And I will always remember that he gave the same score on the “guess the score” threads. As my eyes fill with tears my prayers go out to the Harris family. Hang in there and know that Kelly is in gods hands now!
R.I.P..... never met him, but always felt like I knew him through bowsite.
Tragic news for sure. Kelly had a guess the score of his deer years ago and I threw a wild ass guess out and won. He sent me a bunch of Miller Lite items hat, shirt, sweatshirt, clock etc. He was a man of his word and he will be sorely missed. I enjoyed his excellent adventure thread and this site won’t be the same. R.I.P. my friend Kelly! Prayers and thoughts for the Harris family.
During deer season I always looked forward to reading his hunting threads. They always made me laugh. You knew he was a guy that could laugh at himself, most of us could relate. I will never look at a 114" the same way again, and will think about him when one in that class walks by this Fall.
Kelly's threads were one of the reason I enjoy bowsite. Thanks to him and all you other contributors for putting smiles on my face at work... RIP Kelly and prayers to your family.
Wow....Rough news. Prayers that the family succeeds and thrives through this life changer. Sounds like they have lots of memories and had a great dad/husband/friend and can build on the legacy.
Sad news for sure. RIP Kelly and prayers continue for your family.
RIP "cuz". If the number "114" can't be on your tombstone, it will be a number or score memorialized for the life of bowsite.com. I was blessed to have met you, hunted with you and your dad, and met Morgan and Michelle. See you on the other side, will do a hunt again someday. My the lord bless and watch over the loved ones left behind...
Tragic. My condolences go out to the Harris family and all that knew Kelly.
It's so sad that somebody so full of life and always willing to help others is no longer with us. Kelly was a very kind and very generous soul. He certainly left this place in a much better place than he found it. I will miss him! Rest in peace my friend. I was looking for an appropriate photo to post when I found this one he had texted me just a few months ago. He was so happy and so proud to be pouring Blue Moon at the Cincinnati Beer Festival.
Never met him in person. Just talked with him here on PM's. He sure was a great man. I'm kinda like Stekewood in that this has hit me hard. Prayers to all involved.
Ugh....... What a sad thing to see. I'm so sorry to hear this. My prayers will be with his family. I can't imagine.
I like others never met him but we Pm'ed back and forth several times. A great man!! Nuff said!! Shawn
Just read this on the other thread. Sad news indeed. Prayers for the family.
Prayers to the family. His words here on Bowsite represented he was a darn good man! Peace and good hunting!
Prayers sent to the Harris family. So very sorry and may God watch over his loved ones.
So very sad. Always loved reading his posts about his family and his adventures. I always admired his dedication to his family. We will miss him around here!
I only met Kelly and his family twice. They are salt-of-the-earth folks, genuine, good hearted people that you want to know. I've been meaning to text him to see what he has been up to. My last text to him was returned with a story about Siracha and a visit to the ER which was horrifying and humorous in only the way Kelly could make it.
My heart breaks for Morgan and Michele. I've also met them twice and they are as sweet as can be. If you have read any of Kelly's post you know how much his family meant to him. If you met him in person, you know he would go to hell and back two times over for them, three just to make the point.
I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Kelly as long as many of you, but he made me feel like we had been friends for decades. Based on what I've read, that was Kelly. The world lost a good soul today. My heart goes out to Morgan and Michele and the rest of the Harris clan.
This fall my arrow will have a KH on the vane to remember the man, the hunter and the fragility of life.
God Speed Kelly, God Speed.
Heartbreaking loss for his family and the Bowsite family. RIP brother, and God bless your family.
actually, if you were friends with Kelly on his Facebook page, you might put BCF, for Big Cleavage Friday, which was his favorite day of the week.
Damn. Don’t know what to say.
Very sad RIP. Prayers sent to the Harris family!
I have always enjoyed his posts, and input. Very sad and tragic. Prayers for the family.
Can't say but what has already been said. I too feel like a big piece of Bowsite is missing. I also never met Kelly but it's amazing how you get to feeling like good friends and part of a big family here on this site. I've been thinking about this horrible event nonstop. Truly life is just a vapor that is here for a minute and then vanishes away. I'm extremely sorry to hear this news and feel terrible for Michelle, Morgan, and his sons. They are in my thoughts and prayers.
Of all the people here in Bowsite this Kelly is one of the last people I would've ever expected something like this to happen to. He was clearly a one-of-a-kind guy. I will miss his annual excellent two week adventures.
When someone passes after a long life it is expected but when some one is lost before there time Its hard to get a handle on it. The shock is hard to understand The loss of a Family member before there time is as hard as it gets to this day I think of my son every day. And Kellys family members with have the same thoughts The happy times is how you you should think about Kelly. I'm so sorry about your loss god bless
Kelly demonstrated the gift of perspective in life and his self-deprecating personality was worth modeling. He knew what mattered and what didn't in life............... and never confused the two.
This is so sad..... I lost my dad under similar circumstances when I was a young man so I understand what his family is going through. I never met Kelly but I wish I would have. RIP brother.......
My day just turned sad, I had no idea until this morning. I have been on bowsite almost since he beginning and feel like Kelly is family even though I never met him, but he shared his life with all of us through Morgans cancer and recovery and his big achievements at his work and big cleavage friday, damn, this really sucks. My prayers go out to his family. This is so sad.
Such tragic news, my condolences to the family. Kelly was an inspiration to us all and will be missed. God Bless.
I don't post here much but read this forum everyday. Been reading here since the forum began. I feel like I know many of you. Kelly only lived about 60 miles from me. Felt like I knew him. Enjoyed following his hunting threads . I my heart goes out to his family. So sad and too young to be gone. Life is fragile. RIP
Man, I've been checking on here wanting to hear better news. I always enjoyed Kelly's posts even if I never did meet him in person. Back when he was keeping us updated on Morgan, I joked I would adopt her since my girls were almost grown and gone. He told me no but offered to let me pay for the boy's college or something similar We had fun with the banter as did everyone I think who conversed with him. RIP Kelly, you won't be forgotten and Prayers to the family..
More prayers for him and his family from me.
So very sad to hear about Kelly.
Thanks for posting the article Sandbrew.....gives us a "bigger picture" look at one of our own Bowsiters.
More prayers sent from MN!
I haven't been on Bowsite for a while due to a tragedy in our community and some health issues but I was shocked yesterday upon reading of this.
My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends.
Kelly was a big part of Bowsite and will be missed immensely.
RIP bow brother....... I will miss your hilarious stories. We never met, but I feel (like everyone else) like I knew you. God Speed and God Bless your family
May his soul be at rest. Gods speed.
Very sad. Prayers sent up to the Lord for his family.
For a guy I never got to meet, this hits like it was one of my friends.
Praying for his family.
This stinks and is heart wrenching. Prayers for family and friends.
So terribly sad. Life is fragile and short. Prayers to the family. RIP Kelly.
I followed Kelly's bow site posts especially with his daughter and her medical battle a few years ago. Never met him but seemed like one heck of a guy. There just aren't words. Prayers for his family.
RIP Sir, we had several talks over the years about Morg and such. I will miss those and I am praying again for the Harris family.
Michelle, thank you for allowing Kelly to share your families intimate moments... we all have learned much about life... following his lifes journey.
Info on Kelly's service. Kelly S. Harris, 52, of Loveland. Beloved husband of 20 years to Michele (nee Bigham) Harris. Loving father of Andrew, Tyler and Morgan. Dear son of Donald Harris and Judy Harris. Dear brother of Nicole Harris. Leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and close friends. Passed away June 5, 2018. Friends will be received Saturday, June 9 from 11 AM - 2 PM in the Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home, 129 N. Riverside Ave., Loveland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Free Kids. www.tuftsschildmeyer.com