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Kenneth Barkley Harris, Jr.

January 11, 1948 ~ June 2, 2022 (age 74)

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Kenneth “Ken” Barkley Harris, Jr., 74, of High Point, passed away, Thursday, June 2, 2022, at the Hospice Home at High Point.

Born, January 11, 1948, in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, he was the son to the late Kenneth B. Harris, Sr. and the late Dorothy Shultz Harris. Ken proudly served our country in the United States Army and the Army reserves for six years. Ken was a lifetime salesman who, among other things, sold insulated truck bodies, fire trucks, and fire fighting equipment. He also trained and spent time as a volunteer fireman in western Pennsylvania. While working in Florida he served as an officer of and is a past president of the Florida Dairy Products Association. He was an avid golfer and during his retirement served as an officer for the High Point Senior’s Golf Association. He was a man with many talents and skills. Of all his many passions in life, none was as important as his skill of making and/or playing a guitar. It is said that if you handed a chunk of wood, he would hand you back a guitar. He was a truly a music enthusiast, and his knowledge of music was incredible. Ken was famous for telling jokes and stories. His sense of humor guaranteed he would make you smile. He was a wonderful man, and although his memory will live on in the hearts of many, his presence will be deeply missed.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jane West Harris of the home; sons, Jeffery Scott Harris of Knoxsville, TN, Kenneth Richard “Rich” Harris of Castleberry, FL; daughters, Michelle Lee Harris of Port Saint Lucie, FL, Janine Bryan (Roman) of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Katie Klusinec (Scott) of Vero Beach, FL, Angie Martin of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; sisters, Linda Ritter of Mechanicsburg, PA, Trudy Ann Nicklow (Harold) of Mechanicsburg, PA; and eleven grandchildren.

Services to celebrate Ken’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 11, 2022, in the chapel of Wright Funerals-Cremations with Rick Wetzel officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Randolph County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends following the service in the Wright Reception Room with light refreshments being served.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Hospice Home at High Point, 1803 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.

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Wright Funerals-Cremations, High Point is in charge of arrangements.

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Celebration of Life
June 11, 2022

2:00 PM
Wright Chapel, High Point
1720 Westchester Dr.
High Point, NC 27262

Celebration of Life Reception
June 11, 2022

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wright Reception Room
1720 Westchester Dr.
High Point, NC 27262

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