Harris, Russell M.

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Russell M. Harris passed away at the age of 92 on February 26, 2023. Born and raised in Floyd, VA, he was a son of Clarence and Lura Alderman Harris.

After serving four years in the US Air Force he moved to Northern Virginia where he worked as a mechanic for Capital Airlines at the now Reagan National Airport. He later made a career change, working as a State Farm agent for many years until his retirement in 1990. His retirement home was in Warrenton, Virginia. He and his wife, Margurite, purchased an RV and enjoyed many years of travel, often spending winters in Florida. They made many friends along the way. Russell was an avid golfer enjoying many rounds with friends and family over the years.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife of nearly 70 years, Sarah “Margurite” Epperly Harris; and daughter, Beverly Gail.

He is survived by his son, Roderick (Sherry) Harris; daughter, Shelley Harris Kapp; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Wendell (LaNita) Harris; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, in the Topeco Cemetery with Pastor Mike Battle officiating. A celebration of life will immediately follow at the Topeco Church of the Brethren fellowship hall.