Graveside service for Roy Bernard Harris, Sr., age 86 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Saturday at 11 AM at Malone Cemetery in Ardmore, TN with Rev. Van Johnson officiating. Burial will be beside his wife Golda Roper Harris who passed away in 2009.
Mr. Harris was a native of Tazewell, VA, son of the late Thomas Milton and Maude Wyatt Harris and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in the South Pacific during World War II. He was owner/ operator of the Terrace Motel and Restaurant and also the Sands Motel and Restaurant for many years and was a member of the Fayetteville First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his son Roy Harris, Jr of Fayetteville, daughter Lisa Harris of Michigan, brother Hal Harris of Dayton, Ohio, sister Phyllis Kappes of Alexandria, Kentucky and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation prior to graveside services. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Malone Cemetery, c/o Roger Hicklen, 13 Gatlin Road, Ardmore, TN 38449.
Higgins Funeral Home is in charge of services for Mr. Roy Bernard Harris, Sr.
I am so sorry for your loss. Your parents were always so kind to me when I would visit your house. We will pray for you.
Renée & Manny
Mr. Harris provided me with my first job (mowing grass at the Terrace motel and the field out back). I did this for several summers and enjoyed working for him.
My parents would the family to eat out at the Terrace restaurant. Mr. Harris was a wonderful cook. One of his specialty’s was his apple pie. If we had been good, we would get to have the pie with ice cream on top.
Fayetteville and Mulberry Avenue will miss his presence.
Roy, Jr. and Lisa: Sorry for the passing of Mr. Roy. He was always there to greet us at FBC when we would come back for a visit and was always smiling and said he was glad to see us. God bless you, Janice and Brent Gregory
I look at the above picture & I see my cousin Roy Jr.’s likeness as I have never seen that association so vividly as before today. I am saddened that things have gone for you the way they have. I will pray for you as it is all I can do.
Roy. I am very sorry for you loss.
I will never forget your kind father and the many years he was at the Sands when I was a youngster. Eddie and I had our rehearsal dinner there 39 years ago. He was a wonderful man. May God bless you at this time and always. Janine and Eddie Wilson
Roy was a long time friend of our family. Regretfully, we had not been in contact for quite some time. Roy was always ready with a story and was very giving and personable. We have many good memories going back many years. Carole and I had our engagement party at the Terrace Restaurant back in 1957. Roy did a fine job getting us off on the right foot. My parents, now deceased loved Roy and his family.
Roy jr. and Lisa, We send our heart-felt condolences and will keep Roy’s memory for ever.
ROY,AND LISA WAS SOSORRY TO HEAR ABOUT MR. ROY.YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY.
So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I am thinking about during your time of sorrow.
Another wonderful influence in our lives has departed this earth for his place at the foot of the Father.
Roy Harris was a wonderful role model for everyone. A kinder, more sensitive man I don’t think I have ever known.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Roy and Lisa, now and in the days and weeks ahead.
There much be much rejoicing in Heaven these days.
Bob & Cindy Dunivan
We have been missing Mr Roy at church for quite some time. We always enjoyed him greeting us at the front door every Sunday morning. He was such a sweet man who will be greatly missed. We were blessed to have known him.
We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Steve and Teresa Stewart
Sending our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father.
May your precious memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.
In Christian Love,
Peggy & Virgil Bevels
Our deepest sympathy over the loss of your father, we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Floyd and imogene
I am so sorry for your loss. Losing our parents is such a difficult thing. I am thinking of you.