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Rev. Charles E. Harris, Sr., Taylor County, KY (1920-2018)

Rev. Harris served his country honorably in the United States Army Air Corps as a mechanic during World War II. He was a Bible scholar and had studied at different schools in Mississippi. After his graduation from Union University in 1955, he taught in Jefferson, Webster and Taylor Counties. Rev. Harris also pastored churches in Mississippi and in several counties in Kentucky including: Union, Webster, Hart and Taylor Counties after attending the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville. In 2010, he received the honor of Pastor Emeritus for Friendship Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Charles Lee Harris & Mattie Sappington Harris. He was the widower of Annie Matkins Harris, his wife of 68. He leaves 19 direct living descendants.
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Rev. Charles E. Harris, Sr. of Campbellsville, KY, died at 3:55amCT, January 27, 2018 at the age of ninety-eight in Elizabethtown, KY.

The funeral services will be at 10amCT/11amET, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Andy Woods and Rev. Kent Ashley. Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 700 Old U.S. 68, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


Rev. Charles E. Harris, Sr., Taylor County, KY (1920-2018)


Rev. Charles E. Harris, Sr. of Campbellsville, KY, was the son of the late Charles Lee Harris & Mattie Sappington Harris. He was born January 16, 1920 near Saltillo, MS. He died at in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, KY, Saturday, January 29, 2018, at the age of 98 years, 13 days.

Rev. Harris served his country honorably in the United States Army Air Corps as a mechanic during World War II. He was a Bible scholar and had studied at different schools in Mississippi. After his graduation from Union University in 1955, he taught in Jefferson, Webster and Taylor Counties. Rev. Harris also pastored churches in Mississippi and in several counties in Kentucky including: Union, Webster, Hart and Taylor Counties, after attending the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville. In 2010, he received the honor of Pastor Emeritus for Friendship Baptist Church.

Charles united in marriage to Annie Matkins May 17, 1941. After sixty-eight years of marriage, she preceded him in death April 8, 2009.

He is survived by:
  • Three daughters and three sons: Barbara Harris Ramsey of Dixon, KY; Dorothy Kay Bowers and husband, Mike of Creedmoor, NC; Deborah Harris Simpson of Campbellsville, KY; Charles E. Harris, Jr. and wife, Carol Freer Harris of Morganfield, KY; John Allen Harris and William Larry Harris of Campbellsville

  • Five grandchildren

  • Six great-grandchildren

  • Two great-great-grandchildren

  • Many other relatives and friends
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ellen Harris in 1956, an infant grandson, Joshua Bowers; two sons-in-law: William "Bill" Simpson and John S. Ramsey, Jr. and a daughter-in-law, Dianne Owens Harris. Send condolences to the family of Rev. Charles E. Harris

Expressions of sympathy requested to be donations to Gideon Bibles and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY


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