New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | March 20, 2023

Gordon Henry Harris

Gordon Henry Harris entered eternal rest on Feb. 20, 2023, at his home in New Kent, Virginia.

Gordon was born on July 30, 1938, in Farmville, Virginia. He was a steel fabricator and spent over 50 years in the trade. Gordon loved his work so much that he was still employed with his buddies at American Metal Fabrications in Richmond, Virginia, when he passed away.

Gordon had a passion for listening to good ole Bluegrass music. He was very active at Emmaus Baptist Church in New Kent, Virginia, serving as a Sunday School teacher, singing in the choir, and on the Building and Grounds Committee for over 40 years.

Gordon was predeceased by his first wife and the mother of his children, Shirley J. Harris; his second wife, Rose Marie Harris; and daughter, Cynthia Lawson.

He leaves behind two sons, Gary H. Harris (Cindy) and John G. Harris (Kaye); a bonus son, Trey Bollinger, who he loved as his own; as well as four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family received friends on Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2023, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, Virginia 23140. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Mar. 2, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Emmaus Baptist Church, 6700 Emmaus Church Road, Providence Forge, Virginia 23140.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Emmaus Baptist Church Building Fund or The Virginia Home.