Robert Theodore “Ted” Harris

Published 3:43 pm Friday, June 21, 2013

Robert Theodore Harris, 91, of Tryon died Wednesday, June 19 in the VA Medical Center.

A native of Homer, N.Y., he was a son of the late Curtis and Marian McMaster Harris.  He was founder and co-owner of Harlan Industries and was a veteran of the US Army Air Corp having served as a B-26 bomber pilot in WWII and a former POW.

Ted is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Nancy Briggs Harris; four sons, Theodore C. Harris of Chapin, S.C., Stephen R. Harris of Oswego, N.Y., Jonathon M. Harris of Jacksonville, Fla. and Charles A. Harris of Landrum, S.C.; two daughters, Susan E. Harris of Cortland, N.Y. and Robin E. Masoudipoya of Jacksonville, Fla.; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren; three brothers, Roger and Jaffrey Harris of Homer, N.Y. and Richard Harris of Cortland, N.Y.; three sisters, Margaret Fiske, Edith Dewey and Diantha Brown all of Cortland, N.Y.

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A memorial service will be held in Tryon,N.C. Saturday, June 29 at 3 p.m. at Landrum Methodist Church and in Homer, N.Y. at a later date.

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the Harris family.

The online register is available