Richard A. Harris Sr., 77, proud to have served his country in the Army

Richard A. Harris Sr.
Richard A. Harris Sr.

Richard A. Harris Sr., 77, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. He was born June 13, 1941, the oldest child of the late Richard and Thelma Harris.

Even though he was born in Baltimore, Maryland, Richard was raised in Virginia Beach. He graduated from the Princess Anne Training School and enlisted in the U.S. Army. Richard proudly served his country retired as a master sergeant, E-8. Richard was a faithful member of Campbell’s Chapel AME Church, where he served as trustee, usher and member of the Senior Choir and Male Choir. In his spare time, Richard loved restoring old antique trucks and bowling.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by one son, Maurice Harris; and five siblings, George Harris, Gloria Harris, Golden Harris, Shirley Williams and Deborah Lewis.

Richard leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 60 years, Alice Harris; four children, Ronald Timmson, Michael Harris, Richard Harris and Regina Harris; two sisters, Virginia Harris and Donita Powell (Thomas); seven grandchildren, Kinna Simpson, Javon Harris, Ronell Cuffee, Kina Cuffee, Skenica Moore, Tylar Harris and Dentrell Owens; brother-in-law, William Albritten (Sharon); sister-in-law, Truemilla Cunningham; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, at
Beach Funeral & Cremation Services, 4456 Bonney Road, Virginia Beach. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday,
Feb. 19, at the funeral home.

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