Carson Curtis Harris
by DFH Inc. on 12/01/18
Carson Curtis Harris, 79, passed away at home peacefully, surrounded by family, Friday, November 30, 2018. Carson, known by “Curt,” was born on July 20, 1939 in Jefferson City to the late Robert and Clemmie Harris. Curt attended Nelson Mary High School in Jefferson City. As an adult, Curt lived in several areas over the years and finally made roots in Morristown when he married Cleo Davis Harris on September 1, 1978. For many years, Curt was employed by the State of Tennessee, until he started working for Henrite Products Corporation, and worked there until the plant closed. Over the years, Curt worked at Lee’s Factory, International Paper, Mr. Clean and Kawasaki Tennessee Inc., from where he retired February 20, 2017. A dedicated and longtime member and deacon of Rock of Ages Baptist Church, he played an integral part of the leadership at the Rock. Faithful in attending Bible study twice on Wednesdays and Sunday school and two church services, including Faith Temple, each week Curt could be heard saying “Amen Lights” throughout the services.
Curt is survived by his loving and strong wife of 40 years, Cleo Davis Harris of Morristown; daughters, Katrina Harris and Cassandra Harris-Reynolds, both of Oak Ridge, Carshonda Harris (Jason Martin), of Johnson City, and Carmeka (Chandler) Dukes, of Morristown; sister, Corine Harris Radical of Columbia South Carolina; grandchildren, Aaron “Shaun” Bohanon, Kevin Harris, Justin Harris, Jenesis and Jhevon Martin; god-daughter, Ashlie Hampton; eight great-grandchildren; brothers-in-laws, Rev. Albert (Carolyn) Davis, Rev. Billy (Adel) Davis and George “Bubble” (Vicki) Davis, all of Morristown; sisters-in-law, Barbara Treece and Flora Nance, both of Morristown, and Lady Linda Treece of Lexington, Kentucky; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and a host of friends.
For Curt’s homegoing services, the family will receive friends 11 a.m.-12 noon Tuesday, December 11 at Bethel Baptist Church, 1800 Cherokee Dr., with a celebration of life service following at 12 p.m. Interment will follow at Hamblen Memory Gardens.