Boyce Harris

DALLAS - Boyce Harris, 90, passed away peacefully on Dec. 19, 2013, at Robin Johnson Hospice House.

Born in Gaston County, he was the son of the late Walter Boyce Harris and Johnsie Bell Holland Harris.

Mr. Harris was a retired mechanical engineer and served our country in the US Army during World War II where he fought in five major battles in the European Campaign from 1943 to 1946.

Mr. Harris is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Marion Clemmer Harris; son and daughter-in-law, David Randolph Harris and Holt An-thony Harris; daughter and son-in-law, Anne Harris Cloninger and Mervin L. Cloninger; grandchildren and spouses, Leslie Cloninger Gibson and Richard Gibson, Jason Daniel Cloninger and Rebecca Ramsey Cloninger, Walter Miles Harris, and Kathryn McCarter Harris; great-grandchildren, Blair Anne Gibson, Evan Lee Gibson, Corrie Danielle Cloninger and Josie Grace Cloninger; brothers, James R Harris and wife, Carolyn R. Harris, and Ted D. Harris and companion, Betty Pasour; many nieces and nephews.

Service for Mr. Harris will be private.

Condolences may be sent online to

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Dallas Baptist Church, 402 W Trade Street, Dallas, NC 28034 or Robin Johnson Hos-pice House, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Ronald Digby, Dr. Michael Case and the entire staff at Robin Johnson Hospice House for their compassionate care.

McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family of Mr. Harris.

Funeral Home

McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 865-3451

Published in Gaston Gazette on Dec. 21, 2013