Galen David Harris, Jr.

February 3, 1947 - June 11, 2022
Galen David Harris, Jr.

Galen David Harris, Jr., age 75 of Wilmington, NC, sadly passed away at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare in Wilmington on the 11th of June, 2022.

Galen was born in Robeson County on February 3, 1947 to the late Galen David Harris, Sr. and Flora Coble Harris.

Galen served his country in the United States Air Force. He also worked for 29 years at Corning, where he eventually retired from.

Galen is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Lynda Harris, his sons David Harris (Laura) and their children Isla and Molly, Adam Harris and his children Alexandra and Karolyn, and Drew Harris, his stepson Zenobi Morse and his children Grayson and Presley, along with many other extended family members and friends who loved and will miss Galen.

There will be a full obituary to come.

There is a Memorial Service planned for Galen on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 11:00am at Wesleyan Chapel United Methodist Church. All are welcome to attend. Military Honors will be performed in honor and remembrance of Galen’s service.

Please leave memories and condolences for Galen’s family by clicking the “Sign the Tribute Wall” tab below.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.


Memorial Service

Thursday, June 16, 2022
11:00 AM

Wesleyan Chapel United Methodist Church - Directions
10255 US-17
Wilmington, North Carolina 28411
(910) 686-4041

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  • June 23, 2022
    Gary Beggs lit a candle:
    Lit since June 23, 2022 at 6:33:08 PM

  • June 20, 2022
    Marie Miller says:
    Dear Lynda, I send my prayers and sympathy to you and your family as you mourn the loss of Galen. I hope your memories of him will keep him always alive in your hearts. Blessings, Marie Miller

  • June 18, 2022
    Betty McNeill Fahed says:
    Galen and I were classmates in Red Springs, and my fondest memories of him were his nice manners and fabulous tap dancing talents--his solo dances were always the highlight of recitals. I recall how caring and hard working his mother was and visited her with my mom occasionally. I regret that I had not seen Galen in many years and am sad that he was in pain due to health problems. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with Galen's family during this sad time.

  • June 17, 2022
    James D Johnson ( J.D. ) lit a candle:
    Lit since June 17, 2022 at 6:29:38 PM

  • June 17, 2022
    David McGirt says:
    I learned just yesterday of Galen Harris’s death. I am saddened to the quick. Although Galen and I lost contact and communication following his marriage to Linda and his move to Wilmington, he and his family were a huge influence on my life in all of the best of ways. I suppose I enjoyed as many meals at the Harris table as I did in my family home just across McMillan Street in Red Springs. Galen and his family were just wonderful people. His mother, “Ducie” saved many important events for me by last minute repairs to my clothing. She was a wonderful seamstress and just the best person one could know. Galen’s father, Galen, Sr., had the soul and heart of a saint. Galen, Jr. was reared by the best of the best, and I have no doubt that he and Linda did an excellent job rearing Adam and David. My deepest sympathies and most gentle thoughts go out to the Harris family.