Arthur B. Harris Jr.

Published 3:40 pm Wednesday, October 19, 2022

ROCKY MOUNT, North Carolina – Arthur Burris Harris Jr., 83, passed away on Oct. 16, 2022. Born in Petersburg and raised in Branchville, he was a son of the late Arthur Burris Harris and Evelyn Vick Harris. He was also predeceased by his wife, Elaine Edwards Harris; a son, Troy Harris and a brother, Frank Harris.

Arthur B. Harris Jr.

Arthur was a 1956 graduate of Southampton High School, attended Chowan College and served in the Air Force during the Vietnam era. He was a retired transportation controller for Union Camp Corporation.

He was a long-time fire chief for Branchville Volunteer Fire Department and a former president and treasurer of the Southampton County Fire and Rescue Association. Arthur was also a long-time mayor of Branchville.

Left to cherish his memory is a daughter, Laura Ehrenzeller (Bret) of Belcamp, Maryland; a son, Arthur B. β€œArt” Harris III (Susan) of Knightdale, North Carolina; a daughter-in-law, Gloria Harris of Roanoke; a sister, Suzanne Williams of Winston Salem, North Carolina; nine grandchildren, Eric (Chelsea) Ehrenzeller, Christian (Maria) Ehrenzeller, Nicholas (Lacey) Ehrenzeller, Blayne (Jayde) Ehrenzeller and Harrison Ehrenzeller, Katelyn Richardson (Alex), Reid Harris and Kelsey and Noah Harris and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30 at Wright Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Branchville Volunteer Fire Department.