Obituary for Garland Caperton Harris

Garland Caperton Harris, age 85 of Radford passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the New River Valley Medical Center.

Born October 29, 1932 in Ozone, Arkansas he was the son of the late Charlie Harris & Wilma Linkous George. His sister, Patricia Myers also preceded him in death.

He was a graduate of the Pulaski High School – Class of 1950 and attended Wingate College, NC.

A veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Korean War.  He then retired from City of Radford Electric Department with 27 years of service.

He was an avid fisherman & hunter and pitched for the Pulaski Counts.

He is survived by  

His wife of 62 years

Martha Jane Harris – Radford

Daughter & Son-in-law

Joan & Dale Gregory – Radford


Frank & Donna Harris – Draper

Stephen Harris – Draper

Randy & Sue Harris – Dublin

Scott Harris – Pulaski

9 Grandchildren               27 Great Grandchildren


Earlene & Dale Lytle – Mineral Ridge, OH

Ludie & Mike Stoltz – Phoenix, AZ

Memorial services will be held 1:00 PM – Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski with Rev. Lannie Harris & Rev. Delmar Stillwell officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Southwest Virginia Veteran’s Cemetery, Dublin.

The family will receive friends one hour before service time Friday at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest contributions may be sent to the First Church of the Brethren, (Building Fund) – 1749 Newbern Road, Pulaski.

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Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.