James Conway Harris of Halifax passed away Jan. 9, 2020.
He was born in Halifax County on Nov. 11, 1934 and was 85 years of age. He was the son of the late Samuel Hodnett “Buddy” Harris and the late Alice Wilborn Harris. He was married to Myra Jane Fackler Harris who survives.
He attended Berry Hill Presbyterian Church. Conway was drafted into the United States Army in 1955 and served during the Korean Conflict. Afterwards he joined the Virginia National Guard where he reached the rank of First Sergeant and retired in 1994.
He was a true patriot with love for his country, his family and his friends.
In Conway’s working career he worked at Jack’s Place, Centerville Dodge later Puckett Auto Sales and then Powell Funeral Home where he excelled.
He coached Halifax Dixie Youth Baseball for 28 years.
Conway will be remembered as a devoted husband, father and friend who was known for his humility, caring nature, kindness, integrity, honesty and his endearing smile.
In addition to his wife, survivors include his children, James Conway “Chip” Harris Jr., and his wife, Julie, of Richmond, Caroline Shelton Harris (Donald) of Glen Allen, Samuel Craig Harris and wife Blair of Charlotte, North Carolina and Hope Harris Merricks and husband Jason of Danville; six grandchildren, Tyler Hunt, Chandler Harris, Alice and Sarah Merricks, Jane Conway Harris and Katherine Harris; siblings Marshall B. Harris and wife Teresa of South Boston and Margaret Harris Harbin and husband Charles of York, South Carolina; and special sister-in-law Beth Fackler Woods.
His siblings, William H. Harris and Charles T. Harris, also preceded him in death.
A funeral service for Mr. Harris will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Betsy Soto, Jack Stewart and Dr. Roger Wilborne officiating.
Burial will follow in Berry Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Military Rites.
The family will receive friends today, Jan. 10, 2020, from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home and other times at his home, 56 Snead Lane, Halifax.
For memorials consider the Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558.
Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com.
Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, South Boston.