Christopher Ives "Smiley" Harris, age 68 of Forest City passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018.
Chris was born August 19, 1950 in Rutherford County and was a son of the late George Edwin and Elizabeth Barber Harris. He worked for 23 years with Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Forest City and then for many years with North State Gas Company where he retired. Chris was reared in the First United Methodist Church of Forest City and a graduate of East Rutherford High School. He was a faithful supporter of East Rutherford High School, especially the football team. He could be found at the stadium on any football night supporting the team. Chris also enjoyed coaching little league baseball and was a loyal N.C. State fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, John Harris. Survivors include his wife, Ann Flack Harris of the home, two brothers, Ed Harris of Forest City and Tan Harris and wife Audrey of Hickory, a sister, Alice Elizabeth Harris of Morganton, a sister-in-law, Desiree Harris of Forest City. Chris had a wonderful and loving relationship with his nephews, Todd, Trevor, and Thad Harris all of Forest City as well as great-nieces and nephew.
A graveside service was held in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Harris, NC. Memorials may be made to the Big Red Boosters Club, c/o East Rutherford High School, PO Box 668, Forest City, NC 28043.
The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is serving the family.