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“The light of Jerry's smile and sense of humor will never go out! ”
1 of 41 | Posted by: Judy and Bob Mooring

“keith lit a candle for Jerry Harris ”
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“My heart goes out to all of Jerry's family. He and I were both at KMH and both graduated in June 1953. He was like a brother to me. After graduation...Read More »
3 of 41 | Posted by: Bonnie Lucas Buffkin

“Tracy, it is very hard to lose your father. Remember all the good times and the special things you shared with him. Please know that you are in my...Read More »
4 of 41 | Posted by: Martha Long

“Jerry was a lovely man, he made us laugh, had a heart of gold and would go out of his way to help anyone. We are honored to have known him and we...Read More »
5 of 41 | Posted by: Graham, Shân and Jamie Lamont

“Graham, Shân and Jamie Lamont lit a candle for Jerry Harris ”
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“Tracy, Each time I saw your Dad I always felt an immediate embrace of warmth and kindness radiating from him. I am so sorry for your loss. He always...Read More »
7 of 41 | Posted by: Mary-Allison Bunch

“Tracy and Family: When a parent dies, a part of us goes with them. The part that only they knew about us, the things we did as a baby, a toddler and...Read More »
8 of 41 | Posted by: Celeste Lilly

“Mary Lou, Tracy, and Trey and Family. I am so sorry to learn of Jerry's passing. I looked forward to visiting with him this Saturaday. Jerry has been...Read More »
9 of 41 | Posted by: Darrell Elium

“Aunt Tracy- Thank you so much for taking me to see Papa! I'm so sorry that I can't be there for you right now! Know that I'm thinking of you, Trey,...Read More »
10 of 41 | Posted by: Elizabeth Nelson

“Elizabeth Nelson lit a candle for Jerry Harris ”
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“Elizabeth Nelson lit a candle for Jerry Harris ”
12 of 41 | Posted by: Elizabeth Nelson

“Dan, Pat, and Daniel Hardy lit a candle for Jerry Harris ”
13 of 41 | Posted by: Dan, Pat, and Daniel Hardy

“Thinking of you at this difficult time. We will forever keep you in our prayers. ”
14 of 41 | Posted by: Byrd Summers and Family

“Tracy, Papa Jerry was the kind of man all men should aspire to be. He loved with the biggest heart, he guided with the kindest words and he lived...Read More »
15 of 41 | Posted by: Rhonda Moody

“Marilyn lit a candle for Jerry Harris ”
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“Mary Beth Edwards lit a candle for Jerry Harris ”
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“Rhonda Moody lit a candle for Jerry Harris ”
18 of 41 | Posted by: Rhonda Moody

“Tracy: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I know how difficult it is to lose a parent, and I feel your pain. I will...Read More »
19 of 41 | Posted by: Linda Popple

“Linda Popple lit a candle for Jerry Harris ”
20 of 41 | Posted by: Linda Popple

“Dear Tracy, sorry to hear the loss of your amazing and dear father. May god comfort you and your family during this difficult time. ”
21 of 41 | Posted by: Alice Jones

“Alice Jones lit a candle for Jerry Harris ”
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“Paige Bennett and Eric Blakeslee lit a candle for Jerry Harris ”
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“Marion and Chris Rollins lit a candle for Jerry Harris ”
24 of 41 | Posted by: Marion and Chris Rollins

“Kevin Harrison lit a candle for Jerry Harris ”
25 of 41 | Posted by: Kevin Harrison

“Tracy, I can only imagine how painful the loss of a parent might be. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours as you go through this difficult...Read More »
26 of 41 | Posted by: Nancy Pappenhagen

“Nancy Pappenhagen lit a candle for Jerry Harris ”
27 of 41 | Posted by: Nancy Pappenhagen

“Tracy I want to let you know my prayers go out to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. I met you for the first time yesterday. As you...Read More »
28 of 41 | Posted by: Gregory Epps

“Tracy and family: sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
29 of 41 | Posted by: Valerie Macon

“Tracy, My condolences on the passing of your father. I could tell from you that he was the stalwart figure in your life. Time helps heal grief and...Read More »
30 of 41 | Posted by: Allen Godwin

“Warren Wilson lit a candle for Jerry Harris ”
31 of 41 | Posted by: Warren Wilson

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32 of 41 | Posted by: Allen Godwin

“Tracy, I am SO sorry for your loss...may you be comforted by your memories and they be held close to your heart. love, Kristina ”
33 of 41 | Posted by: Kristina Murray

“Kristina Murray lit a candle for Jerry Harris ”
34 of 41 | Posted by: Kristina Murray

“Elizabeth Bartlett lit a candle for Jerry Harris ”
35 of 41 | Posted by: Elizabeth Bartlett

“Gregory Epps lit a candle for Jerry Harris ”
36 of 41 | Posted by: Gregory Epps

“I will always remember Jerry's big smile and wonderful hugs! With love to all the family, Catherine Ward Wahnefried ”
37 of 41 | Posted by: Catherine Ward Wahnefried

“Catherine Ward Wahnefried lit a candle for Jerry Harris ”
38 of 41 | Posted by: Catherine Ward Wahnefried

“Trey and Amanda Mooring lit a candle for Jerry Harris ”
39 of 41 | Posted by: Trey and Amanda Mooring

“Bob and Judy Mooring lit a candle for Jerry Harris ”
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“Paul and Kim Nelson lit a candle for Jerry Harris ”
41 of 41 | Posted by: Paul and Kim Nelson


Jerry Harris
February 7, 1934 - April 6, 2010

La Grange-Robert Jerry Harris, 76, of La Grange, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at his home. Jerry was raised at Kennedy Home and later served with the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Jerry established Harris Insurance Agency in 1961 and retired following thirty seven years of service. He was a member of La Grange Rotary Club and was appointed to the NC Governor's Highway Safety Commission. He served on the board of directors for Wachovia Bank, Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Lenoir County Red Cross and the Lenoir County Industrial Commission. Jerry was a longtime member of Beston United Methodist Church and was presently a member of La Grange Christian Church. He was instrumental in the development of the Village of Walnut Creek. Jerry enjoyed traveling and was an avid fan of Wake Forest University and the Washington Redskins. Jerry was preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy Garris Harris.

A service of remembrance will be held Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 2 p.m. from Rouse Funeral Home with Rev. Gerald Stacy officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Jerry had a great love of his family and is survived by his wife of sixteen years, Mary Lou Ward Harris; daughter, Tracy Harris Gray of Raleigh; grandson, Trey Gray of Raleigh; three step-children, Doug Broughton and wife, Bobbie of Smithfield, George F. Whitfield III of Goldsboro, Tyler Whitfield Beliveau and husband, Jon of Goldsboro; four step-grandchildren, Doug Broughton Jr. and wife, Tiffany of Four Oaks, Matt Broughton and wife, Sherri of Selma, Nicholas Beliveau and Lucas Beliveau, both of Goldsboro; two step great-grandchildren, Madison and Tanner Broughton.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Memorials may be made to La Grange Christian Church Music Ministry, P.O. Box 442, La Grange, NC 28551. Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.