Larry D. Harris, born April 18, 1958 in McRae, Georgia to James Thomas Harris and Pearlenia Riley Harris, transitioned to the other side Thursday, July 2, 2020.
Larry’s early years were spent in Milan, GA where he attended elementary and high school, graduating from Northside High in Warner Robins, GA in 1976. He later moved to Dayton, OH with his mother. He worked several jobs but finally found a home at RTA Transit where he was employed for over 10 years. One of his passions was Tennis. He was an avid tennis player and loved to teach the game to youth and the young at heart. His nephew, Frank Jr., speaks about how they would spend hours a day, from sun up to sun down practicing and playing tennis with his father, Frank Sr. He was gifted with many skills and was not afraid to take on a variety of projects.
Larry’s journey with the Lord began at a very early age while attending Harpers Chapel Baptist Church and attending the Sunday School teachings of his grandfather. His faith and relationship with God were ever present in his conversations with everyone he met. He always had a Word about the Lord. His in-depth study of the Bible, its history and the Jewish faith was extensive. It was while he was doing that ministry that he met Linda M. Young, the love of his life and later married on March 16, 1986. This union lasted for 26 years until her passing in 2012. He loved his family. He always made sacrifices when it came to family, attending all the family reunions, graduations, weddings, holidays. Wherever there was a family event taking place, he was sure to be there. He believed in living a healthy lifestyle and influenced his family to do so as well. For that, we are forever grateful!
He is preceded in death by his mother, Pearlenia R. Harris and wife, Linda Young-Harris.
He leaves to cherish his memory, one sister, Paulett D. Costley (Clinton, MD); one niece, Paula E. Lewis, two great-nieces, Jade A. and Jocelyn S. Lewis (Forestville, MD); two aunts, Louise McClarien of Chester, PA, Eva M. (Council D.) Wilcox of Warner Robins, GA; a host of cousins, eight sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, other relatives and friends.
Walk-through Visitation will be held 9-11 am Thursday, July 23, 2020 at the House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc., 2107 N. Gettysburg Ave. Private Service. Interment West Memory Gardens.
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