Charles R Harris

Born in Nashville, TN on March 9, 1929

Departed on April 15, 2019 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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Charles Richard Harris, 90, passed away Monday April 15, 2019. Born March 9, 1929 in Nashville, TN, he was the son of the late Harvey M. Harris and Nora O. (Walker) Harris. Charles was also preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Gayle (Culbreath) Harris; and his four siblings, William Harris, Sally Smith, Filmore Harris and Herschel Harris. Charles retired as a Senior Master Sergeant in the TN Air Guard after 38 years of military service to his country, both active and reserve, and was a Korean War Veteran of the US Army where he served as a front line medic. Charles was also a member of Goodlettsville Lodge of Masons and a 32nd degree member of all Scottish Rite Bodies.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather. Always helping others where he could he had delivered “meals on wheels”, participated in Habitat for Humanity Projects and made several trips to Florida following storms there to assist in the clean up and rebuilding efforts. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Goodlettsville and loved being in the Senior Choir. Charles was deeply rooted in Goodlettsville and the surrounding area. In his spare time he loved camping, working in the yard, farming and traveling.
He is survived by his children; Richard W. (Cheryl) Harris, Elaine Harris (Larry) Buckner, Cynthia Harris (Steve) Wilson, and Bonnie Catherine (Derek) Latta; 9 grandchildren, Shannon, Chrissy, Rachiel, Walter, Joe, Charles, Owen, Aidan and Madeline; 10 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; extended family and numerous friends.
A Life Celebration Service for Charles will be held Friday at 11 AM at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home Goodlettsville followed by interment with full military honors at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Thursday from 4 – 8 PM and Friday from 9 – 11 AM. A Masonic Evergreen Service will be held during the visitation.

2 Comments to Charles R Harris

  1. JAMES WALKER
    April 18, 2019 12:24 pm

    I RECEIVED THIS POEM ON MY FACE BOOK APROX. 3 HOURS BEFORE HE PASSED AWAY I WANT TO POST IT ON HIS OBITUARY IF I COULD

    WHEN TOMORROW STARTS WITHOUT ME

    WHEN TOMORROW STARTS WITHOUT ME PLEASE TRY TO UNDER STAND THAT A ANGLE CAME AND CALLED MY NAME,AND TOOK ME BY THE HAND
    THE ANGLE SAID MY PLACE IS READY IN HEAVEN ABOVE AND THAT I WOULD HAVE TO LEAVE BEHIND ALL THOSE I DEARLY LOVE
    BUT WHEN I WALKED THRU HEAVENS GATES I FELT SO MUCH AT HOME
    FOR GOD LOOKED DOWN SMILED AT AND TOLD ME WELCOME HOME
    SO WHEN TOMMOROW STARTS WITHOUT ME DONT THINK WE ARE FAR APART FOR EVERY TIME YOU THINK OF ME I AM RIGHT THERE IN YOUR HEART
    AUTHOR UNKNOWN

  2. JAMES WALKER
    April 18, 2019 12:34 pm

    THANK YOU AND ALL THE HARRIS FAMILY DID FOR MY FAMILY WHEN WE LIVED IN TENNESSEE BEFORE MOVING TO TEXAS IT WAS A SURE BLESSING FOR THE SUPORT YOU GAVE TO US/.

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