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In Memory of

Hugh P. Harris

January 5, 1929 - October 6, 2016

Obituary


Hugh Piearson Harris of Scottsville, Virginia; son of William H. Harris and Ruth Jackson Abrams, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the age of 87, after a brief illness. Hugh, also known as Piearson, to many of his close friends and family, was born January 5, 1929 in Albemarle, Va., in the small town of Warren. At seventeen he joined the Army Air Force and also served in Korea as a paratrooper, and was stationed in Germany and the Army Base located in the Alaskan Islands. Upon discharge he held the rank of Sargent...

Hugh Piearson Harris of Scottsville, Virginia; son of William H. Harris and Ruth Jackson Abrams, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the age of 87, after a brief illness. Hugh, also known as Piearson, to many of his close friends and family, was born January 5, 1929 in Albemarle, Va., in the small town of Warren. At seventeen he joined the Army Air Force and also served in Korea as a paratrooper, and was stationed in Germany and the Army Base located in the Alaskan Islands. Upon discharge he held the rank of Sargent Major.



After his military service he was certified as a welder and then was employed by Major General Edwin M. Watson (Senior Military Aide to President to Franklin D. Roosevelt), and Frances Nash Watson of Kenwood Farm in Albemarle County. Additionally, Hugh was also a volunteer fireman in the community of Albemarle, as well as being an active member of the Fraternal Order of Police Thompson-Hall Lodge No. 5. In addition to his volunteer serve as a fireman, he was also volunteer security for the Albemarle SPCA rummage store for over two decades. Hugh was also an active member of The Friends of the NRA, and was an avid hunter and held a great passion for Blues music.



He is preceded in death by his parents William Harris and Ruth Jackson Abrams and his siblings, Garnett Abrams, Mabel Abrams, Cecil John Abrams, Willie Ruth Harris, Virginia Harris, George Harris, William Harris III, and Pauline Harris. He is survived by his sister Jean L. Keeler of Cincinnati, Ohio and Ann S. Jackson of Milton, Va., and brother-in-law James W. Jackson. As well, his very close cousin Herbert Harris of Charlottesville, Va. along with multiple cousins residing in Scottsville, Albemarle, Maryland and Ohio. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews who will miss his guidance and wisdom terribly.



As a very active member of both the Charlottesville/Albemarle, and the Scottsville communities he will be terribly missed and his many, many contributions to our community are greatly appreciated and will be missed.



Services for Mr. Harris will be held at Teague Funeral Home, Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 11:00am. For those not able to attend, but wish to send the family condolences, please visit www.teaguefuneralhome.com.



Also, in honor of his proud service to our community and country we ask you to please, in lieu of flowers, donate to the Charlottesville/Albemarle SPCA or Charlottesville/Albemarle Volunteer Fire Department and please support our local police officers.