Charles Bernard Harris was born August 3, 1943 in Dallas, Texas to the parentage of John Tillman Harris and Margie Phoenix Harris.
He received his formal education from the Dallas Public Schools, graduating from James Madison High School, Class of 1961. He was a member of the James Madison Trojan High School Marching Band, solo trombone player under the direction of Mr. John Hardee.
He met and later married Cynthia Marie (Halton) Harris on June 23, 1962 until his demise. From this union, three children were born.
Charles worked as a Foreman at Empire Warehouse for twenty plus years and retired from the Dallas Independent School District in 2005 as a Custodian. When he retired from DISD, he still wouldn’t sit down, he talked his brothers, Roddy and Edward into starting a yard business. After his illness started taking over, he handed the business over to Roddy (Charles always said “Edward got tired”).
Charles accepted Christ and was baptized in 1974 on Easter Sunday and has been God’s child for over 30 years. He was a faithful member of Cedar Crest Church of Christ in Dallas, Texas.
He attended Good Street Baptist Church Senior Center. He truly loved that place and they loved him. He loved playing dominoes and was the biggest fan of the Dallas Cowboys (win or lose). Charles was a very social man, everyone knew him by his laugh.
Charles departed this earthly life on October 3, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Tillman Harris and Margie Phoenix Harris; siblings, William (Bill) Harris and James Weldon Harris.
He leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Cynthia Marie (Halton) Harris; three children, Gina Marie Harris, Charmaine Lynette (Harris) Wallace, and Christopher Bernard Harris (Linda Kay Harris); one grandson, Gregory Wayne Wallace, II; two siblings, Roderick Harris and Edward Harris, along with a host of other relatives and friends that loved him dearly.
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