January 31, 1926 - December 15, 2013
HAROLD H. HARRIS STAUNTON, VA Harold Henry Harris, 87, widower of Margaret (Wade) Harris, of 906 Royal Street, died Sunday, December 15, 2013, in Augusta Health, Fishersville. He was born January 31, 1926, in Huntington, West Virginia, a son of the late Charles Henry and Hazel J. (Shaver) Harris. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Mr. Harris was a veteran of the U. S. Navy having served during World War II and Korea. Prior to retirement, Mr. Harris was employed as an electrician with American Safety Razor with 30 years of service. After retirement he was employed by the YMCA where he taught aerobics and was a fitness trainer. He had many friends and was well respected in the areas he served. He was a member of Marquis Memorial United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Quarterback Club, charter member of the Staunton Augusta Rescue Squad, assistant scoutmaster of the Johnny Reb Boy Scout Troop #126, member of Augusta-Staunton VFW Post #2216 where he was the Captain of the Honor Guard. He braved all weather conditions to make sure the veterans in the county were given a proper sendoff. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Harris Parrish; two brothers, Charles Medford Harris and Kenneth Winford Harris; and a sister, Hazel Maxine Terrell. Family members include two sons, Michael W. Harris and Scott M. Harris, both of Stuarts Draft; three grandchildren, Carmen Harris Jones, William Michael Harris, and Benjamin Wade Harris; a great grandson, Austin Fitzgerald; and a great granddaughter, Margaret Anna-Renate Jones. A graveside service will be conducted at 2p.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2013, in Augusta Memorial Park by the Rev. Luke Smith. Graveside rites will be conducted by Augusta Staunton VFW Post 2216. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2013, in the Henry Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Staunton Augusta Rescue Squad, 1601 North Coalter Street, Staunton, VA 24401, or to Stonewall Area Council Boy Scouts of America. A heartfelt thanks goes out to the staff in the ICU at Augusta Health, who worked diligently for hours to keep Dad with us, but his heart was too weak and God called him home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.henryfuneralhome.net.
HAROLD H. HARRIS STAUNTON, VA Harold Henry Harris, 87, widower of Margaret (Wade) Harris, of 906 Royal Street, died Sunday, December 15, 2013, in Augusta Health, Fishersville. He was born January 31, 1926, in Huntington, West Virginia, a son... View Obituary & Service Information
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