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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 21:33

Danny Fleetwood Harris, Sr.

Roanoke Rapids-

Danny Fleetwood Harris, Sr., 68, died at his home Monday, April 24, 2017.

Danny was born in Halifax County, November 21, 1948, to the late Jesse Bernard and Jewell Wall Harris. He was a Vietnam veteran having served in the United States Marine Corps and was a part of the Tet Offensive, 1968. He also was the recipient of two Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts. Danny was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing; he especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, Danny was preceded in death by brother, Joe Harris.

Surviving are his son, Danny F. Harris, Jr. and wife, Lynn, of Roanoke Rapids; daughter, Kathy Suzette DeBerry and husband, Chris, of Darlington; brother, Carlton Harris of Roanoke Rapids; sisters, Geraldine H. Tripp of Roanoke Rapids, and Vicky Harris of Ahoskie, NC; grandchildren Faith and Jaxon Harris, Storm Harrell, Amber and Dillion Ruble; great grandchildren, Brett Peterson, Chloe Ruble, Emily Grace Harris, and Aiden Harrell. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews whom he loved with all his heart.

A graveside service with Military Honors will be held Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 2:00 pm at Crestview Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service at Hockaday Funeral & Cremation Service from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.


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Last modified on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 21:43


#2 MGySgt USMC RetiredMike Pulley 2017-04-26 01:24
Did not know Danny personally but he was a Marine and he deserves that respect Semper Fi Danny May you rest in peace
#1 RE: Hazel Harris 2017-04-25 23:40
My sincere sympathy goes out to the entire Danny Harris family. He will always be missed.

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