Master SGT Clyde Harris
August 8, 1941 ~ July 21, 2023

Master SGT Clyde Harris, aged 81, born August 8, 1941 entered into his Heavenly rest with Jesus on Friday, July 21, 2023.

He was born in Gastonia, NC and he spent the first 16 years of his life in Shoal Creek, NC. He attended the Hiwasee Dam High School completing the 10th grade and during his military career, he completed his High School Graduation and received his Associate Degree in Law Enforcement at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio.

He entered the U.S. Marine Corps in January, 1960 and retired from the Marines in December 1989, as an E8 Master Sergeant. His overseas assignment included Okinawa, Japan, So. Vietnam, the Philippines, Korea and Taiwan. His last 10 years in the Marines included 3 tours of recruiting duty that started in Louisiana and ended in New Jersey having recruited in Ohio in between having been very successful during recruiting duties. He was honorably discharged from the Marines after having received many awards and ribbons. He received the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in So. Vietnam.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Britta Lee (Swanson) Harris. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Dean and Daniel Harris and a sister, Alice Marie Harris.

He is survived by his loving, attentive wife, Karen Sue “Susie” Harris whom he married on August 26, 2005. They shared many good memories together and loved their traveling together.

He is survived by one son, Stan; two grandsons, Mitchell and Mason of Gibbstown, NJ; a former step-daughter, Tammy Evans of Atlanta, GA and a step-son, Matt Johnston (Camille) of Proctorville, OH; 5 sisters, Linda Rinker of Lakeside, AZ, Kathy Keely of Blairsville, GA, Wanda Weaver of Ellijay, GA, Betty Sanders of Jasper, GA and Mary Strudowitz of Canton, GA; and a brother, J.D. Harris of Chesnee, SC.

He was very proud of his son and grandsons. He formed a bond with his step-son, Matt whom he was proud of and Camille as well. He and Matt loved talking of football, fishing, golf and Asian Foods!

Clyde was of the Protestant Faith and a strong believer of God and his country.

He called Susie his Baby Girl and she misses him terribly but takes comfort that he is in the arms of Jesus no longer suffering, knowing he is awaiting her arrival….

A special thank you to Hospice of Chattanooga and Tommie Westfield of American House!

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 PM Wednesday at Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, Kentucky.

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

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