Rev. Donald Harris

Rev. Donald Hassel Harris

Sunday, February 1st, 1942 - Thursday, November 19th, 2020
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Rev. Donald Hassel Harris, age 78, of the Grissom Creek section of Council, Virginia, passed away Thursday (November 19, 2020) at his home. Born February 1, 1942 in Buchanan County, Virginia, he was a son of the late Johnny Warren and Emma Jane Spencer Harris. A lifelong resident of the area, he was of the Freewill Baptist faith and a member of Venia Chapel. A disabled coal miner, he enjoyed playing horseshoes and attending church. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Ora Della Adkins, and sons-in-law, Donald Rose and Gary Johnson.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-two years, Wilma Lee Harris; one daughter, Teresa Gale Rose; two sons, Danny Harris and wife, Joanna, and Jeffery Harris and fiancée, Barbara; grandchildren, Amy Johnson and companion, Larry Byrd, Gary Johnson and wife, Keisha, Joshua Perkins and wife, Katie, Jonathan Harris, Angela Harris, Arianna Winebarger, Kami Harris, and Kayla Harris; great-grandchildren, Kaydence Perkins, Tyler Perkins, Amelia Lazo; two sisters, Rachel Harris and husband, Drew, and Faye Harris and husband, Brady; brother, Elmer Harris and wife, Mary; a host of family and friends also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Tuesday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, Virginia with Revs. Wendell Harris, Billy Harris, and Roy Lee Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in the Harris Cemetery on Combs Ridge.
Pallbearers will be Clifford Breeding, Doyle Lester, Chester Ball, Chris Davidson, Chris Colley, and Elmer Ball.
Honorary pallbearers will be William Harris, Kenneth Musick, and Lee James.
The family will receive friends at the Honaker Funeral Home after 6:00 PM Monday, where an evening service will be conducted at 7:00 PM with Rev. Guy Harris and Rev. Robert Tiller officiating.
Due to COVID restrictions mandated by the governor, a mask is required. For those unable or uncomfortable attending, the service will be livestreamed on our Facebook page as well as our webpage.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 23rd, 2020 | 6:00pm
    Monday, November 23rd, 2020 6:00pm
    Honaker Funeral Home
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 11:00am
    Honaker Funeral Home
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Harris Cemetery
    Combs Ridge Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Jason and Rochelle Reynolds

Posted at 12:41pm
We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers!!

Pauline O'Quinn

Posted at 02:06pm
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of a great friend. We have had a many of a conversation at school such wonderful memories. Love and Prayers Pauline and Gary O'Quinn.

Kathy Crabtree

Posted at 11:56am
Praying for the family RIP brother Don

Shelby Deel

Posted at 10:10pm
Donald was always smiling a good person
Shelby Estes Deel

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