Elmer was the son of Edwin Harris and Corrinne (Kelly) Harris. He was born in Norwalk, Ohio. He passed in Castle Rock, Colorado. He served as a Radioman in the US Navy from 1955-1959. He received a degree from San Francisco State in Psychology and then served developmentally disabled clients. He has two deceased siblings (Doretha and Jack) and three surviving siblings (Donald, Margaret, and Martha of Ohio). He has one deceased child (Joseph Sr.) and one surviving child (Donald Delbert Harris Sr. of Colorado). He has five grandchildren (Joseph Jr and Brandon from Joseph Sr.) along with Donald Jr, Paige Harris and Summer Harris from Donald Sr. and Virginia Harris. WE LOVE HIM AND MISS HIM!