Well-known man dies, his business lives on

Well-known man dies, his business lives on
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

OSCEOLA, AR (KAIT) - A well-known member of the Osceola community lost his battle to cancer recently and left behind a business.

Frank Harris was known as the "Ice Cream Man" for more than 30 years.

His son, Frank Harris Jr., said he had a simple dream to make all the neighborhood children happy.

"He loved kids," Harris Jr. said.

Harris died last week and residents have not heard the ice cream bell ring for the past few days.

But his son said the van won't be parked for long.

"I'm trying to continue the legacy of my dad," Harris Jr. said. "I want to accomplish everything he tried to do before he left this world."

Harris Jr. will continue to run his dad's ice cream business in a way that would make him proud.

"It was his business, but he would never turn a child away that didn't have the money," Harris said. "I want that to live on."

Tyrone Neal, one of Harris's closest friends, is working on a memorial fund in Harris's honor.

It will benefit unprivileged children.

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