Rev. Charles E. Harris, Sr. of Campbellsville, son of the late Charles Lee Harris and Mattie Sappington Harris, was born January 16, 1920 near Saltillo, Mississippi. He died at 3:55 A.M., January 27, 2018 at the age of ninety-eight in Elizabethtown.
Rev. Harris served his country honorably in the United States Army Air Corps as a mechanic during World War II. He was a Bible scholar and had studied at different schools in Mississippi. After his graduation from Union University in 1955, he taught in Jefferson, Webster and Taylor Counties. Rev. Harris also pastored churches in Mississippi and in several counties in Kentucky including: Union, Webster, Hart and Taylor Counties after attending the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville. In 2010, he received the honor of Pastor Emeritus for Friendship Baptist Church.
Charles united in marriage to Annie Matkins May 17, 1941. After sixty-eight years of marriage, she preceded him in death April 8, 2009.
He is survived by three daughters and three sons: Barbara Harris Ramsey of Dixon, Dorothy Kay Bowers and husband, Mike of Creedmoor, North Carolina, Deborah Harris Simpson of Campbellsville, Charles E. Harris, Jr. and wife, Carol Freer Harris of Morganfield, John Allen Harris and William Larry Harris of Campbellsville; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ellen Harris in 1956, an infant grandson, Joshua Bowers; two sons-in-law: William "Bill" Simpson and John S. Ramsey, Jr. and a daughter-in-law, Dianne Owens Harris.
VISITATION: 5:00 - 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev. Andy Woods and Rev. Kent Ashley
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME.
Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 11:00am, Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
Campbellsville Memorial Gardens