Leonard B. Harris | Beaufort County Now

Mr. Leonard Burrus Harris, age 98, a resident of Pantego, NC died Thursday February 13, 2020 at his home. leonard harris, pantego, place of residence, february 17, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Leonard B. Harris

September 24, 1921 - February 13, 2020

    Mr. Leonard Burrus Harris, age 98, a resident of Pantego, NC died Thursday February 13, 2020 at his home.

    A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. February 17, 2020 at Union Grove Church of Christ officiated by Dennis Davis and Ethan Coltrain. Burial will follow in Davis Cemetery. Eric Scott Harris, Ryan Vance Harris, Adam Cory Harris, Justin Spruill, Eric Clay Harris and Brian Davis will serve as pallbearers. William Harris will serve as honorary pallbearer.

    The family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday February 16, 2020 at Union Grove Church of Christ and other times at the home of his son: Walter J. Harris, Sr. located at 5687 NC Hwy. 99 N., Pantego.

    Mr. Harris was born in Beaufort County on September 24, 1921, son of the late Walter Jarvis Harris, Sr. and the late Bertha Cooper Harris. He attended school in the Pungo Community of Pantego and served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. His last mission of the War was onboard the USS Atlanta which patrolled the waters around the USS Missouri while the treaty ending the war was signed between the USA and Japan. He married the former Alfra Etta Rose who preceded him in death on November 30, 2002. Mr. Harris was a self-employed farmer. He loved his family, working his collection of animals and was known by many by the "egg man". He was a member of Union Grove Church of Christ. Instead of traveling overseas, Mr. Harris chose to apply his mission work for Christ to be held locally by giving a helping hand to others in need.

    Survivors include a son: Walter J. Harris, Sr. and his wife Corry of Pantego; a nephew who he helped raise and considered as his son: Junnie Harris and his wife Jackie of Winterville; four grandchildren: Walter J. Harris, Jr., Carl Scott Harris, James Daryl Harris and Lauren Harris Toler and ten great grandchildren. He was predeceased along with his parents and wife by two sons: Leonard Eric Harris and James Michael Harris; a daughter: Judy Lane Harris; a grandson: James Michael Harris II; five brothers: Ottis, Edmond, Hassel, Esau and Joseph Harris and a sister: Louise Harris.

    Flowers are welcome and appreciated and the family kindly asks for any memorial contributions be made to Union Grove Church of Christ, 6889 NC Hwy. 99 N. Pantego, NC 27860.

    Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.

    Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Harris family.




Services

Visitation

Sunday, February 16
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Union Grove Church of Christ
6889 NC 99 Hwy N.
Pantego, NC 27860

Funeral Service

Monday, February 17
11:00 AM
Union Grove Church of Christ
6889 NC 99 Hwy N.
Pantego, NC 27860


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