Major R. Garris Sr.

December 30, 1936 - August 20, 2022
Major R. Garris Sr.

Major R. Garris Sr. Age 85 a resident of Bayview, NC, passed away at ECU Health Medical Center on Saturday, August 20, 2022.

He was born in Pinetown on December 30, 1936 to the late Jesse Garris and Stella Wallace Garris.

Along with his parents he is proceeded in death by his brother: Bonner Garris and wife Pat; and son in law James White of Columbia, SC.

Major served in the National Guard Special Forces. He married Nellie Paul on June 17, 1966 who survives. He resided in Bayview and he worked in Mechanical Maintenance with Texas Gulf until he retired in 1996. Major was a devoted member to Bath Volunteer Fire Department, Community EMS, and Sidney Dive Team. He loved to fix things and help where needed in his community.0 Comments in moderation

Surviving with his wife Nellie, are two children: Elizabeth Garris White of Columbia, SC and Ray Garris Jr of Chocowinity, NC; four grandchildren: Landen (Lindsay) Temple of Bath, NC, Megan Temple of Columbia, SC, Ryder and Mitchel Garris of Bayview, NC and step grandson, Connor Curlings; one great grandchild: Brody Temple of Bath, NC; one brother: Phil Garris and wife Mary of Washington, NC; and many nieces and nephews.

Major is also survived by his many cats,  especially Possum, who he treasured and adored.

A memorial service will be held 6:00 pm, Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 4:30 pm until the service hour.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to assist the Garris family.

 




Memorial Service

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
6:00 PM

Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Service - Directions
4500 US Highway 264 East
Washington, NC 27889
2529754500

Visitation

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Service - Directions
4500 US Highway 264 East
Washington, NC 27889
2529754500

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    Melissa McKeel says:
    Mrs. Nellie you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Dana L. Mason says:
    My condolences to the Garris family. 🙏🙏

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    Janie Lancaster says:
    So very sorry for your loss..Sweet Nellie...He was such a Special Neighbor always helping Jeff and I when we came down to visit...bringing us meals..etc..He surely will be missed!..and May The GOOD LORD give you peace n comfort during this time!..Love..Janie n Jeff!

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    Suzan Fleming says:
    Mrs. Nellie so sorry for your loss. Prayers be with you. Missed seeing you.

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    Janie Lancaster says:
    Our LOVE and PRAYERS are with you Nellie and your family!...Major will surely be missed as a "Special Neighbor"!..May The LORD comfort you as only HE can now at this time and in the days ahead!..Love.Janie n Jeff Lancaster

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    Jonathan Van Essendelft says:
    Mrs. Nellie, I am so sorry for your loss! I'm praying for you and all your family that you find comfort in God's Grace!

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    Nellie I am lifting you up in love.

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    May god give you peace and comfort during the time of sorrow. I will miss seeing him.

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    Charlene Hoggard woolard says:
    Ms Nellie I am so sorry to hear about Mr major passing. May god give you the you the peace and comfort during your time of sorrow. I will miss seeing him.

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    Connie Winstead says:
    So sorry for the loss of such a special person who was always helping others

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    Nellie you are in my prayers you are a strong woman but God will get you threw it love you Peggy Mobley

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