Eugene "Gene" Russell Harris
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Eugene "Gene" Russell Harris, III passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Emory Hospital in Atlanta GA. Gene is survived by his wife, Ruth Graves-Harris; brother, Charles Harris of Dacula, GA; sister, Ann Harris Dell of Tucker, GA; two sons, Keith Harris of Rock Hill, SC and Russell Harris of Marshall, VA; two granddaughters; two great grandchildren; sister in law, Diana Graves Prater (Bill Prater); as well as numerous other nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Gene was born September 27, 1937 in Tucker, GA to the late Eugene Russell Harris, Jr and Martha Jeanette Bennett Harris. Gene lived in Snellville with his wife Ruth Graves-Harris and enjoyed gardening and going to deer camp every fall. His great passion was cooking and was happiest spending time in the kitchen with family and friends. He was an Army National Guard veteran and retired from Georgia Power after a 48 year career as a real estate specialist. The funeral service to celebrate the life of Eugene "Gene" Russell Harris, III will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel, Snellville, GA. Everyone will meet at Crestlawn Cemetery, Atlanta, GA. following the service for burial. The family will receive friends also on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Due to COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please continue social distancing and if desired to bring and wear a mask. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, A Family Company, 3705 Highway 78 West, Snellville, GA 30039 (770-979-3200) has been entrusted with the arrangements.