GASTONIA - Gary S. Harris, 67, of Gastonia passed away April 5, 2013, at his home.
He was born Oct. 10, 1945, in Gaston County, son of the late Claude and Annie Mae Self Harris.
A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday April 9, 2013, at Greene Funeral Service, West Chapel, 216 Archie Whitesides Road, Gastonia, NC 28052, officiated by Rev. Steve Fain.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Hollywood Cemetery, Gastonia, with military rites by the Gaston County Honor Guard.
Mr. Harris was a member of Harmony Baptist Church, a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He was a U.S. Army
veteran serving in the Vietnam War
He liked to fish and was a faithful Waffle House regular patron.
A special thanks to the Hospice of Gaston County for its kind and compassionate care.
He is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart, Kay Harris; son, Wayne Harris; daughters, Leslie Harris, of Kings Mountain, Casey Cox, of Stanley; sisters, Claudette Hartsell, of Stanley, and Kay Hare, of Booneville, Miss., Robin and Patti Harris; grandchildren, Machelle Gadia, Justin, Cameron and Johnathan Cunningham, Joey and Skylar Allen; great-grandchildren, Nicole and Audrey Gadia, and Lilly Cunningham.
Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984 Gastonia, NC 28054.
Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
A guest registry is available at www.greenefuneral.com.