William Eckerd Harris Sr.

Published 12:45 pm Tuesday, April 24, 2018

William Eckerd Harris Sr., 85, of Mocksville, died on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House.

He was a Davie County native, born Nov. 16, 1932, to the late Nathan Curtis Harris and Susie Curley Harris. He was married to the late Joan Elaine Davis Harris for 61 years at the time of her passing.

Mr. Harris attended Cooleemee High School. He honorably served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. For 30 years, he was a machine operator with Fiber Industries, retiring in 1998. He attended Victory Baptist Church in Cooleemee.

Survivors: 2 sons, Phillip A. Harris and wife Deborah of Mocksville, and William E. Harris Jr. of Norwood; a daughter, Debbie Shankle and husband Charles of Norwood; 2 brothers, Sam Harris of Salisbury and Johnnie Harris of Florida; 2 grandchildren, Curtis Swaringen (Sharon) and Daniel Shankle (Marina); and a great-grandchild, Russell Swaringen.

He was also preceded in death by 5 sisters, Mary Harris, Jen Davis, Lynn Sales, Nellie Snider and Betty Harris; and 4 brothers, Charles, Norman, Fred and Hoyle Harris.

Service arrangements will be announced later.

Condolences: www.daviefuneralservice.com.