Callaway Bank CEO dies at 58

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The Callaway Bank CEO Bruce Harris has passed away at 58, peacefully in his home from cancer. Harris' dedication to community banking and charitable causes have earned him respect and friendship nationwide.

A long, vibrant and decorated career came to an end Sunday morning as Callaway Bank CEO Bruce Harris died at his home, following a long battle with lung cancer.

“You’ve never met a nicer, more concerned guy,” said Jerry Sage, executive director of the Missouri Independent Bankers Association.

Harris was born Nov. 3, 1954, a son of Overton T. and Rosemary Harris. He attended Fulton High School, and graduated from Westminster College in 1976.

After college, Harris began his 36-year career at The Callaway Bank, where he served in a variety of positions including lending officer and investment officer before eventually making CEO in 1999.

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