ForeverMissed
Joseph Samuel Harris, 89, a lifetime resident of Granville County passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Universal Healthcare in Oxford.
He was born December 17, 1929 in Granville County to the late Louis Taylor Harris and Bertha Mae Turner Harris.  Mr. Harris was a member of Gray Rock United Methodist Church and retired as Recreation Director at Murdoch Center.  After retirement he owned Triangle Float Company.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Gray Rock Methodist Church by Rev. Matthew Robinson and Rev. John Yount. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife of sixty-nine years, Sallie Emory Harris of Wilton; two sons, Joseph Howard Harris (Ollie) and Samuel Mark Harris (Teresa), both of Wilton; a sister, Margie Mae White of Creedmoor; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Fredonia Lovell and three brothers, Lewis Taylor Harris, Jr, a twin brother, Paul H. Harris and William Albert Harris (Blue).
Visitation will be held Friday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM February 22, 2019 at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home.
Flowers are kindly accepted or memorials may be made to Gray Rock United Methodist Church, c/o of Jason Hockaday, 3692 Cannady Mill Rd., Kittrell, NC  27544.
Posted by Shelia Butts on February 25, 2019
Sally and family. I am so deeply sorry for the passing of your husband and this man who was known to so many as daddy, papa, brother, uncle and friend. Having dealt with a long illness that robs you of so many precious memories is very difficult but I know you all did all you could to ensure he kept as many of these in his heart as possible. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you learn to move ahead now without Sam’s physical presence. Just knowing he is now sitting at the feet of God should make every day easier. Will be remembering you all with love...
Posted by Amy McLamb on February 21, 2019
Although I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Granddaddy Sam, I have had the pleasure of hearing about him and his wonderful example of faith. I pray for your family and all who love him. 
With love and prayers,
Posted by Brad Coley on February 21, 2019
Mr Sam was a very good neighbor and just a good man .He was always happy and kind and made you smile when you saw him .he will be missed and I am very sorrow for your loss .the family will keep you in our thoughts and prayers
Posted by William & Earline Newton on February 21, 2019
So very sorry to hear about Sam.  We always enjoyed talking with him when he came to our shop.  He was such a good role model for us all to strive to be better each and every day.  GOD be with each of you, bless and keep you! William and Earline Newton
Posted by John Wilder on February 21, 2019
My name is John wilder. I'm a friend of David Harris. As we read in the scriptures, we have an eternal home. Jesus said in john 14. Let not your heart be troubled ye believe in God believe also in me. From what I have heard about David's uncle , there's no question where he is right now. My thoughts and prayers are with David and his family at this difficult time. May God bless the family and friends of Joe's family.
Posted by Brenda Brogden on February 20, 2019
Sally, I am so sorry to hear about Sam. He was always such a sweet and caring man. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Posted by Jeff Wade on February 20, 2019
I didn't know you but I see how you lived through your family. They will continue your legacy so rest easy....
To the family I hope that you find peace and comfort in fond memories and stay on the path to meet again someday...
Posted by Barbara Bailey on February 20, 2019
My mother Ruby Bailey and I have always loved Sam and Sallie. It was not possible to be in their presence and not love them or be inspired by them.
I can only imagine the joy Sam is experiencing as he strolls the streets of Heaven greeting many friends and loved ones.
See you in Heaven Sam and thank you for being such a wonderful christian role model for so may people. 
Barbara Bailey
Posted by Carla Mangum on February 20, 2019
So very sorry to hear about Sam. Such a sweet man. Paul, Blue and Sam are together again. Love and prayers for all.❤️
Posted by Janie Adams on February 20, 2019
Much love and prayers for the family.
 Love you guys - Janie Perry Adams
Posted by Deborah Keith on February 20, 2019
So sorry to hear about Sam (my boyfriend) I always called him he was one sweet man and will be missed by many. May youll live with the memories and the years youll had him. God Bless each of you!! Love Deborah Keith and family!
Posted by Jean Melvin on February 20, 2019
TO A VERY SWEET MAN THAT I MET LAST YEAR.
I WENT TO HIS HOUSE A COUPLE OF DAYS A WEEK
FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS TO HELP HIS SWEET WIFE
SAIILE GIVE HIM A SHOWER.IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG
TO LOVE THE WHOLE FAMILY.THEY ALL ARE LOVING,CARING
AND TREATED ME LIKE I WAS APART OF THERE FAMILY.
                     LOVE YOU ALL

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Posted by Shelia Butts on February 25, 2019
Sally and family. I am so deeply sorry for the passing of your husband and this man who was known to so many as daddy, papa, brother, uncle and friend. Having dealt with a long illness that robs you of so many precious memories is very difficult but I know you all did all you could to ensure he kept as many of these in his heart as possible. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you learn to move ahead now without Sam’s physical presence. Just knowing he is now sitting at the feet of God should make every day easier. Will be remembering you all with love...
Posted by Amy McLamb on February 21, 2019
Although I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Granddaddy Sam, I have had the pleasure of hearing about him and his wonderful example of faith. I pray for your family and all who love him. 
With love and prayers,
Posted by Brad Coley on February 21, 2019
Mr Sam was a very good neighbor and just a good man .He was always happy and kind and made you smile when you saw him .he will be missed and I am very sorrow for your loss .the family will keep you in our thoughts and prayers
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Shared by Jean Melvin on February 19, 2020
Just wanted to say it’s hard to believe 
it has been a year since Sam left us.
He was a very sweet man and has a
Loving family