G. Wilson Harris, 89, Agway maintenance worker, assisted at Bridal Boutique, Phillies fan

By on June 10, 2015

G. Wilson Harris, 89, of Manheim, passed away June 3, 2015 at Pleasant View Retirement Community following a lengthy illness.

He and his wife Marian Griest Harris celebrated 63 years of marriage before her passing on May 2, 2010. He was born in Colora, Md., a son of the late James Wilson and Ida Lewis Harris.

Wilson had been employed as a portable feed mill operator for Herr’s Mill in Nottingham for 15 years. He then worked in maintenance for Agway Inc. in Manheim for 22 years, retiring in 1988. Wilson was also instrumental in working with his wife in her business, the Bridal Boutique, in Manheim. He was the ideal dad, assisting and working with his sons on their various projects. He was also an avid Phillies fan.

Surviving are three sons: Robert C. (Trudee) Davis Jr. of Austintown, Ohio; Lester E. (Kathryn) Davis Sr. of Peach Bottom; Jack L. (Linda) Harris of Manheim; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister: Janet Griest of Quarryville.

He was preceded in death by two sisters: Marian Morrison and Lois McVey; and four brothers: Robert Harris, Rodney Harris, and twin brothers Herman and Harold Harris.

Funeral services were at Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church, Quarryville, on June 8, with the Rev. Dr. William Netting officiating. Interment followed in Eastland Friends Burying Ground.

Contributions may be made in Wilson’s memory to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or to Eastland Friends Meeting, c/o Jesse Wood, 198 Friends Road, Nottingham, PA 19362.

Arrangements entrusted to Reynolds Funeral & Cremation Services, Quarryville. To send an online note of condolence to the family, visit reynoldsfuneralhome.net.

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