William Christopher “Chris” Harris, 45, of Orange, passed away Tuesday, July 10, at the Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. Chris was born on Feb. 12, 1967 in Orange, to his parents, Cecil Carroll Harris and Hilda Marie (Foreman) Harris, he was a lifelong resident of the Orange area and he worked as common tasker at the Orange County Association for Retarded Citizens in Orange.

Chris was a joyful man to be around, he enjoyed spending time with his family and especially going to see his grandparents. Chris also enjoyed eating cookies and ice cream in addition to many other sweets. Many of his family and friends will remember him for carrying around an empty dishwashing soap bottle.

Chris is preceded in death by his mother; his paternal grandparents, Cecil A. Harris and Jessie Ellen Newhouse Harris; his maternal grandparents, Ovenil Foreman and Emily Marie Morvent Foreman.

Those who will most cherish his memory are his father, Cecil Carroll Harris of Deweyville; his sisters, Connie Wilkerson and husband, Thomas of Deweyville and Becky Smith of Deweyville; his brother, Lannie Reed Harris of Vidor, and his numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

Services to honor his life will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 14, at the United Pentecostal Church in Deweyville with the Rev. Darrell Orange, officiating. Rite of Committal and Interment will follow services where he will be laid to rest next to his mother at the Harris Cemetery in West Orange.

A gathering of family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Friday at the church.

The family wishes to Thank the staff of Orange Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation in Orange and special thanks to the staff of Trinity Rehabilitation in San Augustine for their loving care of Chris. Services are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.