- Published: November 26, 2009
On Nov. 8, Kenneth Harris, 59, of Athens, Ga., died with his family by his side. Mr. Harris was born April 5, 1950, to Ople and Albert Harris. He was the third of nine children.
Mr. Harris was a naval veteran leaving his service of 20 years with the rank of senior chief petty officer aboard the USS Kansas City. He was an active member of the VFW in Athens, Ga.
Mr. Harris died early Sunday morning on Nov. 8 in the home of his sister in Athens, Ga. He was preceded in death by both parents; a sister, Cheryl Starks, and two brothers, Keith and Tim. He leaves to celebrate his life and cherish his memory his wife of 26 years, Christine Harris; a son, Kenneth Harris Jr., a daughter, Jeanette Harris and a granddaughter, Xhanea, all of Sacramento, Calif. He is also survived by his sisters, Trudy Lawrence of Chicago, Ill., Patricia Harris of Durham, N.C., Cynthia (Cindy) Harris of Yellow Springs, Esther (Bonnie) Harris of Athens, Ga., and a brother, Ron Harris of Dayton, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family of the late Kenneth Harris acknowledges with deep appreciation all the expressions of kindness shown to them during this time. A memorial will be held on Nov. 28 in Athens, Ga. with his family present. Personal acknowledgements may be extended at the following address: Southern Care Hospice, 5095 Jefferson Rd., Suite 110, Athens, GA 30307.