Harold Duane Harris
Harold Duane Harris
  • July 6, 1940 - May 1, 2017
  • North Carolina

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Harold Duane Harris, 76, of Leland died Monday May 1, 2017 at his home.

Mr. Harris was born in Dayton, OH on July 6, 1940 and was son of the late Harry Duey Harris and Mable Louella Wallace Harris. Mr. Harris retired from the United States Air Force during which time he received many decorations, medals and citations, which included Meritorious Service Medal, Distinguished-Presidential Unit Citation, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor and three devices, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with six devices, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with four devices, Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon, Air Force Longevity Service, Award Ribbon with five devices, NCO Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon with device, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Following retirement from the U.S. Airforce, Mr. Harris served in an administrative position with the National Guard at Ft. Fisher scheduling their training. Following his 15 years of services with the National Guard, he became manager of the paint and hardware department with Walmart at the Market Street location in Wilmington. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margarita Harris.

He is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Harris of the home, Jacqueline Lewis and husband Chris of Wilmington; grandchildren, Ryan Lewis, Brianna Lewis, Morgan Riddell, Shelby Lewis, and Sophie Lewis.

A memorial service will be held Monday May 8, 2017 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at Town Creek Baptist Church with Reverend V.C. Potter, Jr. officiating.

Inurnment will follow at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

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