Henry C. “Buddy” Harris, of Wake Forest, peacefully entered into the presence of the Lord July 28, 2014. Born in Beaufort County, he was the son of the late Leroy and Lorena Hardison Harris. Buddy was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He attended The Cincinnati Bible Seminary, William and Mary College, and East Carolina College. Buddy was the owner/operator of several businesses, most notably Bennie’s Grill in Wake Forest.
Buddy was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife, Evelyn Harris, in October 2011. He selflessly spent the last years of her life caring for her in her illness, making sure her every need and want was met. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Frances Brown, and a great-grandson, Christian Sullivan.
Buddy is survived by his daughters, Dianne Browning (Jerry), of Cedar Point; Karen Daniels (George), of Washington, N.C.; and Pam Oliver (Mark), of Zebulon; a son, Michael Harris (Gena), of Summerville, S.C.; sisters Betty Jo Osborne and Edna Sukeforth; along with 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service honoring his life was held Wednesday, July 30, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial was in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens with military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Swansboro Church of Christ, P.O. Box 1657, Swansboro, N.C. 28584, or to Carteret Home Health and Hospice of Carteret County, P.O. Drawer 1619, Morehead City, N.C. 28557. Online condolences may be sent to the family at brightfunerals.com.
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