He was born on Sept. 30, 1951, in Ronceverte, a son of the late G. Hugh and Alice Mae (Moten) Harris.
After graduating Greenbrier East High School in 1969, Jerry served his county during the Vietnam Conflict. He proudly worked for the WV Department of Highways as a bridge engineer for 37 years, after retiring he worked for TRC contracting. Jerry was involved in the community and many organizations, he was a member of the Old Greenbrier Baptist Church in Alderson, Masonic Lodge #70 AF&AM, The Grand Chapter Royal Arch Mason of WV #21, Greenbrier Commandery #15 Knights Temple, Beni Kedem Shrine, and the Alderson Order of Eastern Star #119.
Jerry will be remembered for his love of farming, hunting, enjoying the great outdoors, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Julia (Crawford) Harris. The couple married on Dec. 30, 2002. He is also survived by daughters, Leslie and husband Dr. Jacob Cayanus of Detroit, MI, and Monica Walker of Alderson; his brothers, Garland Hugh Harris and wife Sharon of Alderson and David Harris and wife Barbara of Morgantown; his sister, Sheila Harris of Alderson; his brother-in-law, John Crawford of Alderson; his grandchildren, McGuire Reid, Noah Reid, and Avery Reid of Detroit and Jaydon Carter and Adairean Walker of Alderson; his uncle, Earl Ray Moten and wife Wanda of Peterstown; as well as many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, James Earl Harris and Larry Joe Harris; his adopted sister, Melinda Boggess Bowden; and grandchild, Corbin Walker.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 16, at the Old Greenbrier Baptist Church in Alderson where the Reverend Roger Adams officiated. Burial followed in the Old Greenbrier Memorial Cemetery in Alderson, with military funeral honors and Masonic graveside rights conducted by Alderson Masonic Lodge #70 AF&AM.
Friends called Sunday evening, Aug. 15, at the Old Greenbrier Baptist Church in Alderson, and one hour prior to services at the Church on Monday.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Peyton Hospice House, 1265 Maplewood Ave., Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Lobban Funeral Home is honored in being entrusted with the arrangements.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the Harris family online at www.lobbanfh.com.