JACKSON SPRINGS - Christopher (Chris) Michael Harris, 25 of Jackson Springs, NC died in Afghanistan on August 2, 2017, when his patrol vehicle was struck by a vehicle borne improvised explosive device. He was born November 3, 1991 in St. Petersburg, Florida. He attended Grace Christian School in Sanford, NC., where he was a member of the soccer and basketball team, and graduated in 2010.
Chris was an avid fisherman and boater who loved spending time on the water and at the beach. He was an amazing husband, son, and Paratrooper. In October 2013, he joined the Army and as an infantryman was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, and the 82nd Airborne Division. Chris loved his family and his country with all his heart and was proud to serve as a Paratrooper in the “Devil” Brigade.
He was awarded the Bronze Star (Valor), Purple Heart, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge and Parachutist Badge.
Chris is survived by his wife, Brittany Harris; parents, Dennis and Sue Kolean of Jackson Springs; uncles, Mike Harris and Tony Parish of Pensacola, FL ; his Uncle Bruce and Aunt Cheryl and their children, Ryan and Kerri of St. Petersburg, FL.
Visitation will be Monday, August 14, 2017 from 12:00 until 1:30 pm at the funeral home followed by a graveside service at 2:00 pm at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, his family asks that you consider donations to Gold Star Survivors (http://www.militaryfamiliesunited.org/).
Jernigan Warren Funeral Home
Monday August 14th, 2017
12:00pm - 1:30pm
545 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Sandhills State Veteran's Cemetery
Monday August 14th, 2017
2:00pm - 2:30pm
8220 Bragg Blvd.
Ft. Bragg, NC 28310
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I was watching ABC News when I saw this story I didn't know Chris. My prayers are with the family
Submitted by Deborah Freeman on Oct 12 2017 10:25:28 PM
My deep condolences go to the Harris family on the loss of your precious loved one. Losing a loved one is never easy. The emotional pain & emptiness is so real. But, I would like to share what helped us when our daughter fell asleep in death and recently my beloved husband of 50 years.
It was indeed the gift that the Most High God gave to each & everyone of us. And that is His written Word the Bible. In it contains many many words of comfort. I would like to share what has and is helping me. Please, notice God's son Jesus comforting view of death. At John 11:11-14 it brings out that Jesus viewed death as one sleeping. And not that one is here or there. I wondered will I see my loved ones again? And from the Scriptures the answer is "yes." Please, notice these few Scriptures: Isaiah 2:4(No more war) Revelation 21:4(No more pain, sorrow or death) John 5:28, 29(the Resurrection hope). And, it says where at Psalm 37:11 & Psalm 37:29 brings out how long that will last. As you ponder over these few Scriptures may it bring you some comfort knowing the Most High God will fulfill His promises(Psalm 83:18 & Titus 1:2).
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May God wrap you up in his arms and provide you with the peace and comfort you need during this difficult time. God Bless you and your family.
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Your Family is in our prayers, May God give you strength.
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