Obituary: Charles Vernon Harris
He was born Sept. 13, 1929, in Miami, Florida, to the late Jesse Roger Harris and Ruby Lee Harris. He was predeceased by Marsha Karen Harris, brothers Robert and Jesse Harris and sister-in-law Mary Helen Harris.
Charles served for 20 years in the U.S. Air Force; he served through the Korean War and several conflicts, including the Cuban crisis. His wing was stationed to Key West to monitor all movement on the island of Cub (right in their front yard). He retired at Langley Air Force Base in the spring of 1968 as a Master Sergeant.
He brought his family back to Orlando and went to work for the United States Postal Service. He served in management for 18 years. He retired with wife Rubye to their lake house in Windermere, where he became part of a postal retirement community. He continued to volunteer in helping his new community. His retirement years were spent enjoying his home, family, friends and fishing.
A service was held at 5 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2015, at Dobbs Funeral Home, with Douglas J. Dobbs, moderator, and Tim Harris, eulogist. The service included a welcome and opening remarks; opening song, “I’ll Fly Away;” Scripture, 23rd Psalm; prayer; hymn, “Amazing Grace”; eulogy by Tim Harris; and song, “In the Arms of an Angel.” MacDill Air Force Base Military Honors.