OWLS HEAD — Joseph P. Harris Jr., 45, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, at his home in Owls Head.

Born in Mount Holly, N.J., Oct. 13, 1977, Joe was the son of Joseph Harris Sr. and Phyllis Demmons Davis. He spent his younger years in Rockland, then moved to Warren as a teenager with his mother and stepfather George Davis. He also spent a short time living with his father and stepmother Vicki Harris in Union.

Joe will always be remembered for his beautiful smokey eyes, contagious smile and how many hearts he touched in his life.

On Sept. 18, 2010, Joe married his longtime companion and love of his life, Kari L. Rolsen. Joe and Kari raised their two wonderful children in Tenants Harbor until moving to Owls Head later in life.  Joe was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was so proud of his children and loved telling anyone who would listen. Joe’s family was the most important thing to him.

Joe found his passion while going to the vocational school in the South End of Rockland for carpentry, which he would continue for well over 25 years. Joe started his building career with Maynard E. Tolman in the late 90s and spent almost 15 years with them. In 2012, he moved on to work for Ober and Barrett. He continued with his passion in 2019 when he transitioned to working for a longtime friend at Rackliff and Sons. Joe took pride in the work he had done with all three companies and on his own over the years. He was loved by so many of the homeowners he worked with during his career.

Joe is survived by his wife, Kari L. Rolsen, of Owls Head; his children, Cerra Harris and her companion, Mark, of Warren and Brennan Harris of Owls Head; his grandchildren, Jayleigh Reed and Greyson Reed; his parents, Joseph P. Harris Sr. and his wife Vicki Harris, of Woodbury Tenn., Phyllis Demmons Davis and her husband, George Davis, of Warren; his sisters, Christina Campbell and her husband Andrew, Elizabeth Harris, Katherine Harris, Jennifer Harris, Mary Harris and her husband, Jordan and Isabella Harris; as well as many nieces and nephews; and three loving fur babies, Lily, Kali and Addison.

A celebration for family and friends will be from 1-4 p.m., Dec. 29, 2022, at the Samoset Resort in Rockport; please join us in remembering Joe!

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked if you’d like to help with donations, a bank account has been set up at Camden National Bank under his wife Kari Rolsen, named “Joe Harris Memorial Fund” to help with celebration of life arrangements.

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