Joseph W. Harris, 89, died January 8, 2014.
He was born in Clayton, North Carolina and moved to Fort Pierce in 1942.
He was a member of the Clydes Chapel Baptist Church in Clayton, and a much loved part of Parkview Baptist Church in Fort Pierce. He served in the U.S. Navy with the “Scouts & Raiders” from 1942-1945, served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1956-1958 and the U.S. Air Force from 1958-1973. He was an active supporter of the U.S. Navy Seal Museum of Fort Pierce and was a 32nd degree mason.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine S. Harris of Fort Pierce, FL; stepdaughter, Rev. Kathy S. Ozenberger of League City, TX; brothers, Julian Harris of NC, Talmage Harris and Roger Harris all of NC; sisters, Audrey Harris of NC and Frances Eubanks of SC; grandson, Andy Ozenberger of League City, TX, and 13 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Hazel Mayer, Cedric Harris, Ralph Harris, Shirley Windham and Edwin Harris.
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Memorial contributions may be made to the National Navy Seal Museum, 3300 N. Hwy A1A, Fort Pierce, FL 34949, or to Parkview Baptist Church, 403 Hayes Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 or to Clydes Chapel Church, 16657 Buffalo Road, Wendell, NC 27591.
Graveside services and burial will take place at Clydes Chapel Cemetery in Clayton, NC on Thursday, January 16 at 2PM.