Jan. 24, 2023
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Jan. 24, 2023
3 p.m.



Buddy Harris, 66, of Morganton, NC, gained his heavenly wings Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

Born in Alabama on February 13, 1956, he was the son of the late James C. Harris and Billie Maynor Harris. Buddy was a veteran of the US Army and worked at Carolina Container. He loved the outdoors, especially the mountain. Buddy enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Mr. Harris is survived by his wife of 43 years, Marlene Edwards Harris; sons, Gary Harris (Heidi) and Robert Harris; daughters, Rebecca, Lekisha, and Anita Harris; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brothers, Tom Harris (Cindy) and Danny Harris; sisters, Twila Harris and Debra Harris; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Buddy was preceded in death by a daughter, Melissa May Chapman; brothers, Ricky Harris and Stan Maynor; and sister, Chequilla Harris.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at Sossoman Funeral Home. The memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. in the Colonial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Larry Miller officiating. Military honors will be provided by the NC National Guard.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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I just wanted to say I am praying for the Harris family and I love you guys. I remember Buddy as being a nice, funny quiet ma . There wa one Thanksgiving when Melissa an a I had just reconnected our frie dship and I was liveing up the same road as the Harris's and Marlene and Melissa had invited me to Thanksgiveing dinner it was such a wonderful day filled with family and live with Buddy at the center of it sitting at the kitchen table you could feel and see the love between him and Marlene as they joked together over something just feel the love and joy of a big family as the female kids of Buddy and Marlene cooked and then we all cleaned up afterwards together I remember leaving there thinking I wished that was my family. Their parents are so awesome and I wish I had so many sisters and brothers that were as close as theirs were it was a truly awesome experience. Ever time I wod come over to see Melissa if Buddy was there he was always nice to me and had some joke or funny thing to say as I walked by him sitting at the kitchen table. He will be truly missed by his family and by me as well. Thank you for the memories.

—Emily Brown
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Thank you for your service young man, God bless you and those you leave here to contend with the situations of this world. God's Speed!

—David Buchanan
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I'm sorry for your loss Buddy Harris was like a father to me for a short while he taught me many things. My prayers are going out to the family I love each and everyone of you. I'm always here for anyone of you if needed ok. Bobby Fugitt

—Bobby Fugitt