William Ricky Harris ,65 of Sutton Branch, Sylva went home to be with his Lord on Friday, July 26, following a period of declining health. Rick was a life-long resident of Jackson County, son of the late Hubert and Nina Bumgarner Harris and a 1972 graduate of Sylva-Webster High School. Rick loved trucks, the outdoors, talking with his family and friends. Rick never met a stranger and always had a story to tell.
Rick's survivors are his wife,Marian Brooks Harris; two sons, Ben (Tonya) and Brandon (Cindy); four granddaughters who dearly loved their "Poppy"-Kayla, Karly, Paxton Harris (Carson Waggoner) , Brittany (Derrick Nicholson); one great-grandson, Bryson Nicholson; one brother Max (Frankie). Also, many friends who wer like family to him are left to treasure their memories of Rick.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 28, 4:00-7:00 P.M. at Western Carolina Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 29, at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Western Carolina Funeral Home with Revs. Michael Queen and Eddie Stillwell officiating. Burial will be in the Old Savannah Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Earl Mathis, Richard Tatham, Jimmy Claybo, Ernest Petty,Kevin Shook and Chris Broom.