Harris Bobbitt Kern

October 7, 1947 - October 11, 2017
Harris Bobbitt Kern

Harris Bobbitt Kern, age 70, of Hampstead, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at his home in the warm embrace of his family.

He was born on October 7, 1947 in Alexandria, VA. the son of Marvin Harris Kern and Elizabeth Esther Brockwell Kern.

Harris served his country with honor and distinction in the United States Navy during the Vietnam war.

He worked for many years as an executive in the Telecommunications industry.

Harris is survived by his beloved wife Karen; son Paul Kern (Erin) and daughter Mary Hundley (Frank) and grandchildren Mia, Allie and Ava and William and Nicholas Hundley.

Family and friends will gather for a committal service at the Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Montford Point Road Jacksonville , NC 28541, on Friday, October 20, 2017, at 12:00PM.

A rendering of Military Honors will be presented in recognition of Harris’s honorable and faithful service to his country.

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  • October 13, 2017
    Mary Simmons Liang says:
    Harris and I met when we were very young. At one point, we lived across the street in Taxument , Virginia. I lovingly said we were "playben buddies". His parents were good friends with my parents. May he be having a warm and wonderful time in heaven. I'll see you again Harris.

  • October 13, 2017
    Tiwanna Akins says:
    My sincere condolences to the family. Prayers for comfort and strength during this time.

  • October 13, 2017
    Arpell Pearson says:
    Mary, we know this is a difficult time for you and your family. Your Verizon Wireless HBA family sends its prayers and thoughts, as you celebrate your dad's memories. We salute his role as your dad, giving us a wonderful Mary. We salute his bravery and dedication to the Navy in fighting for our country. We share in your loss. With Love, Your HBA Family.

  • October 13, 2017
    Mary Strunk says:
    Mary, Terry and I are so sorry to hear this. Harris was so kind to Us on the cruise. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family..

  • October 13, 2017
    Tony & Karen Marsh says:
    Harris' wife Karen & I have been BFF's since we were 7 years old. Harris was a loving and good husband to Karen and a great Dad to Paul & Mary. He will live on in their memories. Harris, we will miss your kindness, wit & wonderful talent for woodworking!