Lecile Harris

  • Died: February 12, 2020
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Lecile Harris

Rodeo clown who appeared on "Hee Haw"

Lecile Harris was a legendary rodeo clown who appeared on TV shows including "Hee Haw," where he performed for five years. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to the family of Lecile Harris, we hope many of the encouraging words and thoughts on this site comforts you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in your wealth of fond memories together. In the days ahead throw all of your sadness, cries and anxieties on the Hearer of Prayers who cares for you.

Posted by GGF - GA   March 02, 2020


Hi my name is Theresa Im the activities director from the Care Center of Dequincy LA we brought our residents on feb.first they enjoyed MR. Lecile Harris He made their night they said that he was the funnest clown they heard God Bless Your Family you all are in our prayers the residents from the Care Center of Dequincy LA

Posted by theresa stokes - dequincy, LA - Acquaintance   March 02, 2020

Unforgettable, the funniest rodeo performer that ever worked. I remember Big Ruby and Encounter With A Mean Mosquito from the 70's. May the Good Lord grant his family peace, comfort, and wisdom. Jennifer Dungan Goethe, Zephyrhills FL

Posted by Jennifer Goethe - Zephyrhills, FL   February 23, 2020


FAREWELL TO A LEGENDARY RODEO BROTHER !!!!!!!! HOSEA 3:02 ...... MATTHEW 26:12-26:17 ....... PETER 22:03 ...... & JOHN 2:07-2:25 ????????


My heart goes out to the family of this wonderful man. We were at his last rodeo in Jackson, the Dixie National. May GOD be with his family and many friends during this time.

Posted by Tammy Ryan - Baldwyn, MS - acquaintance   February 21, 2020

Mr Harris must have had a fantastic time doing his job. The family friends and fans have great memories.. I offer the family my condolences.

Posted by - TX   February 21, 2020

I looked forward to seeing Lecile every year at the rodeo in Jackson, Ms. I watched him for years here at the rodeo and on T.V. He surely will be miss. May you rest in peace Lecile.
May prayers and thoughts are with family and friends.

Posted by W. Fisk - Brandon, MS   February 20, 2020

Our sincere condolences to the Harris family. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss

Posted by A friend   February 19, 2020

Posted by sam miller - farmington, AR - family   February 18, 2020


FAREWELL TO A LEGEND RODEO BROTHER !!!!!!! HOSEA 4:02 ....... PROVERBS 4:10 ...... JOHN 2:07-2:25 ????????? & PETER 2:03:22 ........

Posted by BRANDON RAYMOND DUFFY - GREENVILLE, RI   February 18, 2020


Posted by Alishia - SC   February 18, 2020

A very dear friend. A legend in his own time.

Posted by Bob McGarr - Texarkana, TX - friend   February 18, 2020

Condolences and prayers to family. Lecile performed at the Scurry County rodeo in Snyder,Tx for many years in the 70's. My son was born in 1973 on the first performance of the rodeo and his Uncle had named him after Lecile. Lecile surprised me at the hospital for a visit and brought a signed picture of himself. He has always held a special place in our hearts. Rip.

Posted by T J Butler - Abilene, TX - acquaintance   February 18, 2020


I was sad to hear this rip .You will be surely missed

Posted by Joanne Carter - biloxi, MS   February 17, 2020

Rodeo in heaven

Posted by Billy Brown - Crystal Springs, MS - friend   February 17, 2020

Mr. Harris is responsible for some of my fondest memories. Ive talked about him over and over since the mid 90s when I had the pleasure of seeing him at the Old Fort Days Rodeo in Ft. Smith AR. The man impacted me to the point that I looked for videos of him last year. I cant say why, but very few have had an impact on me like Mr. Harris. For his family I can not imagine the void thats there now that hes gone and you are all in my prayers. Rest Easy Mr. Harris, you deserve the ride, and I cant wait to finally get to shake your hand when I pass thru those pearly gates.

Posted by Martin Clifford - Acquaintance   February 17, 2020

Extending my deepest sympathy to the Harris family on the passing of 'Lecile' he brought so much joy to many may you be comforted in knowing that those who passed in death our Grand Creator keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes

Posted by A friend   February 17, 2020

Lecile touched the lives of countless individuals and families. He made them laugh, he made them happy, and he lifted their hearts, without saying a word at times. May the God of tender mercy and of all comfort lift the hearts and spirit of Leciles family and and all those who loved and cherished him.

Posted by Michael C    February 17, 2020

Sincere condolences to the Harris Family, Hee Haw was a wonderful family show to watch back in the day. May the Almighty God in the Heavens comfort and strengthen your hearts during this very difficult time and in the days that follow as you cherish the memories of your precious Lecile.

Posted by BRY - CA   February 17, 2020

May the Harris family know that Lecile touched many hearts and filled them with joy. May you also gain comfort and strength from the God who cares.

Posted by A friend   February 17, 2020

My condolences to the family of Lecile Harris, I am very sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with all of you as you grieve.

Posted by - Woodstock   February 17, 2020

My condolences to the family. He bought laugher to many. He will never be forgotten. May God give you peace and comfort.

Posted by A friend   February 17, 2020

Me and my boys have been going to the MS Dixie national and southern Ms rodeo for over 30 years. What a sad day for his family and friends and what a huge legacy he has left behind. We send our sincere condolences to his family. He and Phil were our favorite team. May God comfort you all.
B. Byrd
Sand Hill Ms

Posted by Barbara Byrrd - Sand Hill, MS   February 16, 2020

Lecile Harris was so special to my family and our community of Jackson, Mississippi. He will be greatly missed. I am praying for comfort for his family and friends.

Posted by Chris Gooch - Pearl, MS - acquaintance   February 16, 2020

I am sure when those Heavenly Gates opened Lecile felt he was in the most beautiful arena that ever was. Love and peaceful blessings our friend.

Posted by Linda Ditzler - Fredericksburg, PA   February 16, 2020

Courage, skill, and personality--all were required for Lecile to be a successful Rodeo Clown, and successful he was. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding sustain his loved ones during their time of sorrow, and may the memory of the abounding joy that he brought to his audiences assure you of the many blessings he will enjoy in the future.

Posted by A friend   February 16, 2020

You created happy memories in my parents, mine, and children lifes. They will help us through this life 's journeys with smiles on our faces. Till we meet again in the great rodeo hereafter.

Posted by Bryan C - Lehi, UT   February 16, 2020

I met Lecile during the Rodeo Of The Ozarks rodeo in Springdale Arkansas. He, me and other "cowboys", I use that term loosly for me, jumped in to help the Budwiser Clydesdale team get loose from the fence and gate they got tangled up in when they entered the arena. This was in the 70's. I also saw several of his rodeo performances at Ft Smith etc. He was a nice guy and very, very funny. I saw him get pitched 6 feet in the air once by, I think, one of Bodacious's kin. He got up and took another hit as he got right back between Bo and the cowboy, Jim Shoulders maybe. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND....YOU HAVE GIVEN MILLIONS A NEEDED LAUGH AND LOOK AT A TRUE HERO ON AND OFF "FIELD"

Posted by Floyd Knipe - FAYETTEVILLE, AR - acquaintance   February 16, 2020

I was shocked to hear of Leciles passing my condolences to the rest of his family god bless May he rest in peace

Posted by Lance Baruzzi - Ballston spa, NY - family   February 16, 2020

Deepest condolences to the Harris family, may God be with you as you go through this very difficult time.

Posted by A friend   February 16, 2020

Lecile Harris, was a really great guy bullfighter, friend and a clown that could entertain any crowd, he came to Evansville Indiana and I have also met him in Tulsa Oklahoma and a few other states when I worked with the international rodeo association. R.I.P. and my prayers for his family and friends. Lana TRUMPEY

Posted by Lana Trumpey - Friend   February 15, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!!

Posted by Richard Petrowski - Milan, TN - friend   February 15, 2020

Posted by Darrell Gossett - Piggott, AR - acquaintance   February 15, 2020

What an amazing man! My parents brought me for years to see you at the Southeastern Livestock Exposition and Rodeo in Montgomery, AL. I brought my little girl to see you there too!
Condolences to the Harris Family and many thanks to you for sharing him with the world! What a loss to all those who love rodeo! Happy Trails Lecile!!!
I will never think of you without a smile. No matter how many times I saw the same act I always laughed!

Posted by Mona Hill - Elkmont, AL   February 15, 2020

You will be greatly missed. Rodeos will never be the same without you.

Posted by Joan Terrell - acquaintance   February 15, 2020

Thank you for sharing your talents on Hee Haw. Your contribution helped to make it the great show it was.

Posted by A Navarro - Camarillo, CA   February 15, 2020

So happy to have gotten a GREAT pic with you a couple weeks ago, at LC Rodeo! Slap loved you to pieces. RIP Lecile.

Posted by LaDaina - - LA   February 15, 2020

Lecile, you sure will be missed. Rest in Peace friend. My Condolences to his family.

Posted by Donna Kammerer - Waterford, MI   February 14, 2020

Now u can join Clown Heaven with all the Others
Condolences to the Family
Sue W.
Gr .Mich .

Posted by A friend   February 14, 2020

Praying for Lecile's family❤

Posted by Clay & Kathy Inman - Corinth, MS - friend   February 14, 2020

You will be missed!!

Posted by Pam - Brandon, MS - friend   February 14, 2020

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by A friend   February 14, 2020

Lecille blessed us with years of laughter and smiles! My kids and grandkids loved him! My granddaughter dressed up like him for Halloween a couple of different years. Well be praying for the family (both his biological family and his rodeo family!). He will be missed!

Posted by Edwin and Susan Bolding - Belmont, MS - acquaintance   February 14, 2020

RIP brother your rodeo is finishef

Posted by Jerry Martin - Brandon, MS   February 14, 2020

It was my pleasure to meet you and your son at the 1997 Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. I was a young reporter and asked you which was harder: fighting bulls or comedy. And I will never forget your answer. You said, "Comedy, because if you get gored by a bull at least there is some dignity of being carried out on your shield. But if a joke bombs....you just want to dig a whole in the dirt and disappear." You will me missed by many, but everyone who met you should be happy to have had the honor. They don't make'em like you anymore.

Posted by Robert Wallace - Joliet, MT - acquaintance   February 14, 2020

Lecile Harris made people laugh. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by JE Sowell - Charlotte, NC   February 14, 2020

May the God of tender mercies comfort the hearts of the Harris family now and in the months to come. So sorry for your loss,

Posted by A friend   February 14, 2020

Posted by Juliana Alex    February 14, 2020


Rest in peace Heaven has gained a cowboy angel condolences to the Harris Family

Posted by Jackie Jones - Ashland, MS   February 14, 2020


Rest in peace Lecile Harris Heaven has gained a rodeo angel Condolences to the Harris family

Posted by A friend   February 14, 2020

He was the funniest person I know

Posted by Gail Carter - Sardis, MS - friend   February 14, 2020


Gail carter

Posted by Gail Carter - Sardis, MS - friend   February 14, 2020


Godspeed Lecile, and Happy Trails. Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us. Now performing eternally in the Ultimate Venue.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   February 14, 2020

I met Lecile when I was a little girl. My parents traveled as back ground singers for Loretta Lynn back in the 70's and I met him at a rodeo where she was performing. I remember him being very nice and he gave me an autograph photo. I never forgot that or him. RIP Lecile the Clown!

Posted by Sherry England - Goodlettsville, TN - acquaintance   February 14, 2020


Words cannot express the sadness in my heart. He was truly an amazing man who touched so many lives. I grew up as a child watching him as well as my children and my grandchildren. He will be truly missed by so many! Prayers lifted for his family and friends for peace and comfort during this time.

Posted by Micki Stanton - Atoka, TN   February 14, 2020

Family Album

Lecile Harris