Clyde Eugene “Gene” Harris

February 6, 1941 - January 22, 2021
Clyde Eugene “Gene” Harris

Clyde Eugene Harris (“Gene”), 79, died Friday January 22, 2021 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC.

He was born in Charlottesville, VA on February 6, 1941, the son of the late Robert E. & Lola Castle Harris.

Gene graduated from Albemarle County High School and attended classes at the University of Virginia.

He honorably served in the US Army as a medic with tours of duty in San Juan, PR and Walter Reed Army Hospital in Bethesda, MD.

He continued his career at NIH National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, from which he retired in 1996 as the Chief of Contracts.

In retirement he served as president of the Winchester 2 homeowners association as well as president of the men’s group at Wesley Memorial UMC.

Gene is survived by his wife, Nancy McConchie Harris; one daughter, Susan “Sunny” Salguero; one son, Robert J. Harris and one son-in-law, Michael Brassfield; three grandchildren, Lucas, Aiden and Ethan Salguero; one brother, Thomas Harris; and one sister-in-law, Janice Street.

A small private service for family and close friends will be held on Monday February 1 at 11 AM at Wesley Memorial UMC with Rev. Partin officiating.

In lieu of flowers, or should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to “Wesley Fellowship Sunday School Class” at Wesley Memorial UMC of Wilmington, NC from which he was a member.

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  • January 26, 2021
    Dominic Sanchez and Daniel Stimson says:
    Sending our love, peace, condolences, and warmth to the entire Harris Family. We hope that the wonderful memories you have of Gene will continue to surround you and keep you warm during though times. Again, our sincere condolences. Dominic Sanchez and Daniel Stimson (Robert and Michael's friends from Washington)

  • January 26, 2021
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