Joseph Walker Harris Jr

Joseph Walker Harris Jr

December 18, 1921 - February 02, 2008

Joseph Walker Harris Jr

December 18, 1921 - February 02, 2008


Harris, Joseph Walker, Jr., 86, Of Chesterfield, Went To Be With The Lord On Saturday, February 2, 2008. He Is Survived By His Beloved Wife Of 64 Years, Isabel Pat Harris; Daughter, Patsy Ann Hough; Daughters And Sons-In-Law, Gloria H. And Jim F. Mays, Jo Charlene And James R. Lewis; Son And Daughter-In-Law, Ronald Wayne And Frances F. Harris; Sister And Brother-In-Law, Hilda Jeanette And Col.(Ret.) Edward W. Luby; Grandchildren, Sheri Lynne Collins, William Stanley Spry, Toby Allen Spry And Amanda Jill Lewis; Great-Grandchildren, Brittany Lyn And H. William Collins, Iii. He Was Preceded In Death By His Granddaughter, Jacki Michelle And Son-In-Law, Robert Hough. Mr. Harris Was A U.S. Army Platoon Sgt. In Wwii, Where He Was Injured At Normandy. He Served In The 3Rd Armored Division Of The National Guard, The Richmond Light Infantry Blues And In The 176Th Infantry (29Th Division). He Was A Member Of The American Legion, U.S. Navy League, The Knights Commandry Royal Arch And A Life Member Of The Veterans Of Foreign Wars. He Was Also A Life Member Of Masonic Lodge #345 A.F. & A.M. Woodland Heights And Samis Grotto (Past Monarch And Retired Secretary), A 50 Year Plus Member Of Both The Scottish Rite And Acca Temple Shrine, Was Active With The Loyal Order Of The Moose Lodge #699, The Richmond Fraternal Order Of Police And The Manchester Gang. Mr. Harris Was Formerly Employed By The Pullman Company As A Railroad Conductor, A Manager Of The Press Club Of Virginia And Retired From The U.S. Postal Service As A Supervisor. The Family Will Receive Friends 2 To 4 And 6 To 8 Pm On Monday At Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rte. 10) With A Masonic Service To Be Held At 7 Pm. His Funeral Service Will Be Held 2 Pm On Tuesday At The Funeral Home. Interment With Military Honors Will Follow At Dale Memorial Park. The Family Suggests That Contributions Be Made To The Dental Program For Children With Special Needs C/O Samis Grotto, 4028 Macarthur Ave. Richmond, Va 23227 Or Shriners Childrens Hospital, P.O. Box 9217, Richmond, Va 23227.

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5 responses to Joseph Walker Harris Jr

  1. Gloria says:

    Every day that God gives me the right to be alive I think about you and miss your words of wisdom , that have guided me through the turmoils of life. But as my years grow shorter, I realize how much you gave to the world , that will be passed down to your children, your children’s children and on down.
    God never forgets those that served him and you are receiving his rewards there in heaven .
    Miss you dad

  2. God Bless you Pop, we will miss you! Love, Sheri, Brittany & Wil

  3. Gloria says:

    I feel the need to say Thank you one more time for your sacafice and what it means to me. Thanks, you unconditionally gave your life during WWII, so that I and all that love and respect this great country of ours can live in freedom of so much and so many things that we overlook in our everyday activities. Even the little things we take for granted would not have been possible without your sacafice at such a young and naive age. When you should have been enjoying your teen years, you proudly picked up your weapon and marched off to war, leaving behind a scared boy that told a fib about his age so he could be among the most courageous men and women of this U.S.A. Thank you GOD, for bringing you home alive. Physically wounded, but much older and wiser in mind, your spirit, your love of life and your love of this country was not injured and continued until you went to be with the LORD. Your many community deeds have not gone unappreciated, nor forgotten, as many reap the benefits of your caring, love and generosity, and are carrying on the tradition in any ways. Thanks, for making this country a better, safer, happier place to be alive in. You were one of the finest soldiers on the battlefield and in everyday life, and you are the greatest testimony on behalf of the greatest nation ever known, and you were truely an extraordinary human.

  4. David Fisher says:

    To the entire Harris family, Doris and I send our deepest and heart felt condolences. There are many things I’ll remember about Mr. Harris. He was a kind hearted man; strong, courageous and determined with an unwavering love of life, family and country that will forever remain in the hearts and minds of those who knew him.

  5. Miss you every day dad, but I know you are in the best hands of all, GODS.Daughter #1

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