Leonard “Butter” Odell Harris
Yorktown, Va. – Leonard “Butter” Odell Harris, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020.
I wanted to thank everyone for the incredible outpouring of love and caring efforts that so many have done for Chrissy an myself to try to help ease the pain of losing my dad (Butter)he was a incredible man as well as the best friend an father anyone could ask for as much as I wanted him with me I guess my mom an brother needed him more he was a role model for me an so many of the kids that hung around with me for so long if he meet you as owner and promoter of Virginia motor Speedway or when he was crew chief an helped me win track championship at three different dirt tracks, at Scoops in Heritage Square or at Ivy Farms billiard we operated for 10 years our family meet so many great people we had so much fun at Langley running the legend cars he left his mark on about everyone he came in contact with he was an incredibly talented tradesmen and carried master cards in every trade as well as ran a contracting business for over thirty years he was so many things to so many different people but he was a expert at being a dad and I am very thankful for the times god gave me with him this is one of my favorite pictures of Butter and his mom that I’am sure he’s happy to see again. Thank you all for everything and God bless you.
Leonard was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years Donna Gail Harris a son Larry Lee Harris and his parents, Artice and Lono Odell “Shorty” Harris and is survived by his son Lenny Harris and his fiancé Chrissy Neff and a granddaughter Brandy Neff of Yorktown; his brothers, Billy and Barbara Savage of Smithfield Donnie and Brenda Harris of Hampton and Bobby and Georgia Harris-Lamborghini of Gloucester and sisters Peggy Harris of Newport News and Diane and Jerry McCormick of Carrollton. And his faithful companion Patron.
A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday in Amory Funeral Home.