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Wade Hampton Harris Obituary
Retired Navy Captain Wade Hampton Harris died at home June 20, 2014. He was born September 3, 1925, in Charlotte, NC. He graduated from high school in Wilmington, NC, in 1943 and from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1948.
During his career he commanded the USS Pomodon (SS486), Submarine Division 52 and the USS Paul Revere (LPA248). He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars.
After retirement in 1973, he settled in San Diego. He worked as the Assistant Director to the Humane Society, Logistics Engineer at General Dynamics, and Assistant Director for the Christian Eye Ministry.
He was a devoted volunteer to the Episcopal Dioceses of San Diego, St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church and Holy Trinity Church.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret P. Harris; daughter, Peggy (Bob) Christman; granddaughter, Alice Christman; grandson, Evan (Andrea) Christman; and great-grandson, Beckett.
A Memorial Service will be held on July 12, 2014, at 2pm at St James.
Memorials can be made to St James by-the-Sea, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA 92037.
Published in La Jolla Light on July 10, 2014
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