Gene Klein Harris, Sr., 64, of Goldston, went to his heavenly home on Friday, January 21, 2022 surrounded by his family at his home.
Mr. Harris was born in Lee County on May 13, 1957, the son of Edward Milton Harris, Jr. and Evelyn Esther Klein.
Gene was a member of the Goldston United Methodist Church, and sang in the Church Choir. After graduating High School, Gene received his Bachelor's Degree from Guilford College in 1979. He served as a fireman for 44 years with the Goldston Volunteer Fire Department, later being elected as Chief. Gene spent his working years as Magistrate Judge, serving for 32 years, from 1982-2014 before retiring. He was also an Owner/Operator of a long distance trucking company from 1979-1982, with his CB Handle "Coyote". Gene was an Eagle Scout, and was very active with the Boys Scouts. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren who called him "HiPa".
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Linda Moses Harris; son, Gene Klein Harris, Jr. and wife Karla; daughter, Morgan Klein Walters and husband Josh; grandchildren, Ava Klein, Claybourn and Harris Walters, and Ryleigh and Caroline Harris; brother, E. M. Harris, III and wife Pam Harris; sister, Camille Cunnup and husband Tim; and 5 nieces, Jenny, Allison, Brittany, Katlyn and Hannah.
Mr. Harris will Lie in Repose from 12:00-5:00 PM on Wednesday and Thursday, January 26-27th, 2022 at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 N. Second Ave., Siler City. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, on Friday, January 28, 2022, at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2916 Wicker Street, Sanford, with Rev. Lucas Nelson and Rev. David King officiating. Burial will be at the Goldston Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Goldston Volunteer Fire Department, or the Goldston United Methodist Church Choir Fund.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Harris family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com