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Kenneth L. Harris, age 72, of Erwin, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Unicoi County and the son of Edna Wilson Harris Foxx and the late Clarence Harris.
Mr. Harris served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired as a scrap recovery facility building manager after 43 years of service with Nuclear Fuel Services.
He was a member of Jennie Moore Memorial Presbyterian Church. Mr. Harris loved to hunt and fish but his greatest joy was watching his grandchildren play sports.
Other than his mother, survivors include his wife of 50 years: Gail Bennett Harris, Erwin; sons: Keith Harris and wife Ellen, Kingsport, Jason Harris and wife Laura, Abingdon, Va.; daughter: Kelly Rice and husband Ted, Erwin; grandchildren: Logan Rice, Ethan Rice, Bradley Harris, Hannah Rice, and Jonah Harris; brother: Wayne Harris, Erwin; sisters: Judy Carpenter, Erwin, Connie McClanahan, Lynchburg, Va., and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Friday, July 27, at 8 p.m., in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Dr. Elmon Brown officiated.
A committal service was held Saturday, July 28, at 10 a.m., at Roselawn Memory Gardens with the Tennessee National Guard providing Military Honors.
Pallbearers were Rodger Banner, Chuck Edney, Larry Bennett, Logan Rice, Ethan Rice, Bradley Harris, and Ray Castle. Honorary pallbearer was Jonah Harris.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Jennie Moore Memorial Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 284 Jennie Moore Road, Flag Pond, TN 37657.
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Valley Funeral Home was in charge.