Age: 87 Address: Conover, North Carolina Date of Death: Tuessday, December 3, 2013 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: Ralph Frank Harris of Conover, North Carolina passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3rd at Catawba Valley Medical Center.
Born March 1st, 1925 in Micaville, Yancey County, NC, to the late Delzie Harris and Lela Hise Harris Chapo In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Thomas Frank Harris, two sisters Pasty Evans and Faye Pyle.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Lindsey Reid Harris of Conover, two daughters, Beverly Stone and husband Gary Stone of Conover, Gail Hefner and husband Dennis Hefner of Hickory, four step children, Darlene Hatfield of Apache Junction, AZ, Tony Smith of Valdese, Coy Reid and wife Bunnie of Conover, Dorothy Walker and husband Jim of Winston Salem, a brother, Phil Harris and wife Mildred of Burnsville, two sisters, Robbye Murphy and husband Robert of Lincoln, Ca, Carol Little and husband Gary of Cleveland, Tn; Grandchildren, Dawn Newton and husband Jeff of Hickory, Sean McNeal of Austin, TX, Laura Herran and husband Roy of Montrose, Co, Scott Harris and wife Rebekah of Bossier City, La; 8 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren, and 17 step-grandchildren.
He was a WWII Veteran serving in the US Navy. He got to travel the world and was very proud to have served his Country.
Ralph loved people, spent many hours playing his guitar and singing. He volunteered going to rest homes to bring some music to those that could not get out. He loved his churches and gave so much of his time and talents. The Lord was the most important thing in his life, then his family and friends. He volunteered as a driver for Meals on Wheels for a number of years, until he had a stroke and had to resign.
Donations in lieu of flowers should be sent to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658.
The funeral will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, Dec. 5th at Oxford Baptist Church, Conover, with internment following in the church cemetery. Catawba Memorial funeral home will be officiating.
This obituary is courtesy of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.