John Wayne Harris, 76, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 23, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, John B. Harris; his mother, Virginia C. Harris; and, younger brother, Richard D. Harris, all of Jarratt, VA.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the love of his life, Sandra Gephart Harris; his son, John W. Harris, Jr. (Lori) of Jarratt, VA; his daughter, Robin H. Heese (Russell) of Emporia, VA; his brother, Ralph T. Harris (Anita) of Farmville, VA; and, three sisters, Joan H. Wojcikewych (Ray) of Peoria, IL; Linda H. Witt (David) of Chester, VA; and, Connie H. Young (Harold) of Stony Creek, VA; and, many nieces and nephews.

He retired from Allied Signal in Hopewell, VA, after 37 years. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, in Jarratt, for 63 years. Wayne loved his family; and, when his children were small, he loved to take them to get ice cream, shopping, fishing, or just for a walk. He was truly the wind beneath our wings.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26 Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia where the family will received friends one hour before the service. The service will be conducted by The Reverend Rick Franklin, minister of Centenary United Methodist Church, Jarratt, VA; and, by Pastor Kyle Bass, nephew, of Boykins Charge, Boykins, VA.

Memorial contributions may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, PO Box 472, Jarratt, VA 23867; or, to AT Home Care Hospice, 629 Southpark Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834.