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Ralph Wayne Harris
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Obituary for Ralph Wayne Harris

Ralph Wayne Harris, age 74 of Saltville, Va. passed away on March 25, 2018 at Johnston Memorial Hospital. He is preceded in death by his parents George W. Harris, Sr. and Lula Coe Harris, brother Alva Harris and infant brother Billy Harris. Ralph was a former employee of the Visador corporation and a member of the Chilhowie First Church of God.

He is survived by his wife Christine Cruey Harris

Daughters Kay Harris of Saltville, VA
Wendy Holman and her husband Carl of Chilhowie, VA

Brothers Robert C. Harris of Sterling, IL
Charles Harris of Saltville, VA
George W. Harris, Jr. of Narrows, VA

Sisters Ruth Snow and Phyllis Taylor both of Saltville, VA

Grandchildren Katie Blevins and her husband Phillip of Chilhowie, VA
Matt Holman and fiancé Rachel Maas of Saltville, VA

Several nieces and nephews and a special thank you to Billy Harris for all of his help and also to the I.C.U. Drs. nurses and other staff for all of their help during this time.

Ralph Harris is a prime example of what prayer can do in a life.
Not always living his life the way he should’ve. For nearly 54 years, he attended church with his wife, never quite taking that next step toward a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Then one Sunday during a service at the Chilhowie First Church of God, something got to his heart.. maybe the song, maybe the message, who knows... maybe God just allowed him to feel the weight of all those prayers people had prayed for him over those years. Whatever the reason, that day 9 years ago he slid out of the pew, knelt at that altar, and gave his heart to Jesus Christ. He was a new creation because of the Love of Jesus in his heart. At 65 years old he took the free gift of salvation. He would tell you still today that it was the best decision he ever made. 9 years later, at 74 years old, he left this world.
Today, we know he has made it home. -Matthew Holman

Funeral services for Ralph W. Harris will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the First church of God in Chilhowie with Pastor Rick Hayes, Pastor Bobby Dunn and grandson Matt Holman officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. prior to the service

Graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the Mount Pleasant cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Billy Harris, Carl Holman, Wayne Smith, Jake Harris, Kenneth Harris, Phillip Blevins and Donnie Harris.

Online condolences may be made to drhendersonfuneralhome.com
The D.R. Henderson Funeral Home is serving the Ralph Harris family.


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