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Gary Eugene "Slick" Harris, Sr.

February 18, 1940 March 12, 2018
Gary Eugene  "Slick" Harris, Sr.
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Obituary for Gary Eugene "Slick" Harris, Sr.

Gary Eugene (Slick) Harris, Sr., 78, of Statesville, went to his heavenly home on Monday March 12, 2018. Born on February 18, 1940 to the late Virgil and Ollie Lindsey Harris, in addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Francis Harris. One can only imagine what a reunion they are having!
He was a faithful member of New Bethany Baptist Church, where he loved to hear his Pastor Bill Mason preach and teach the word of God. His most loved scripture was John 3:16.
Gary worked and retired as a cutting supervisor with Gulf States Paper Corp. with 48 years of service. He enjoyed working on old cars and mowers, grilling steaks with his boys, mowing his yard and relaxing on his back deck. Gary was a simple man with a simple life. He wasn’t a big talker but a great listener. He enjoyed more than anything the faithful visits from Rev. Howard Wagoner, Ralph Teaster and his special Uncle Ed.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 47 years, Linda Sigmon Harris;
Three sons, Gary Harris Jr. (Brenda), Kelly Harris and Jonathan Harris all of Statesville; daughter Paige Harris; grandsons, Jacob Harris (Breanna) of New York, Matthew Harris, Austin Harris, and Kane Harris of Statesville; granddaughters, Sydney Harris and Willa Jane Harris of Statesville and a great granddaughter, Vera Harris of Statesville; special sister-in-law and brother -in-law, Nancy and Donald Bumgarner; special uncle Ed and aunt Helen and Special niece, Vickie Brown
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at New Bethany Baptist Church with Pastor Bill Mason and Rev. Howard Wagoner officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gordon Hospice House, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625 or to New Bethany Baptist Church, 106 Eufola Road, Statesville, NC 28677.
Thomas Murray Funeral Service Licensee is serving the Harris family. Condolences may be sent to the Harris family at 828-757-1000

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