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50 North Pinch Road
Elkview, WV 25071
Phone: (304) 965-3331
Fax: 304-965-5238
Joseph Harris

Joseph James Harris

Tuesday, July 22nd, 1930 - Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
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Joseph James Harris, 88 of Pinch, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2019 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.

He was a graduate of Flemington High School and the University of Hard Knocks. He worked several jobs to start, one of the first at Land Crist Box Company. He eventually landed a job as a teller at Lowndes Bank. That began a long and prosperous career in banking. He was the President of Guaranty Bank in Charleston and retired as Executive Vice President of American Bankshares.

He retired from banking and began enjoying his favorite hobby, blacksmithing. He even presented and sold items at Tamarack in Beckley. He was President of The Appalachian Blacksmith's Association, which is a regional organization, and President of the Artist Blacksmith Association of North America, which is a national organization.

He served in the Clarksburg Unit of the WV Army National Guard for just over 25 years. He was called to Active Duty during the Berlin Crisis. He retired with the rank of First Sergeant E8.

He was married to the love of his life, Helen Maxine Harris. They were married just 2 months short of 65 years and together they had 4 boys. They enjoyed hosting events such as ramp dinners and blacksmith hammer-ins.
He was proceeded in death by his dear wife Helen, his brothers Charlie and Finley, and his sister Leota. He is survived by his brother, Bill and wife Ruth of Wildwood, FL; son, Michael and wife Kim of Henrico, NC; son, Douglas and girlfriend Lisa Plummer of Teays Valley, WV; son, Chester and wife Sharon of Front Royal, VA; son, Jeffrey and wife Stefanie of Charleston, WV; grandchildren, Matthew, Ashley, Samantha, Tony, Amanda, Samantha, Michael, and Jessica; great grandchildren, Allie, Finn, Katelyn, Liam, Celeste, and Enzo; and long time friend Chick Payton of Stonewood, WV.

A service will be 2:00 pm Saturday, June 1st at Hafer Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney with military rites being conducted by American Legion Post 61.

Visitation will be 6-8pm Friday, May 31, 2019 at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be viewed at www.haferfuneralhome.net

Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Road, Elkview.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, May 31st, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, May 31st, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Hafer Funeral Home
    Address
    50 North Pinch Road
    ELKVIEW, WV 25071
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  • Service

    Saturday, June 1st, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, June 1st, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Hafer Funeral Home
    Address
    50 North Pinch Road
    ELKVIEW, WV 25071
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  • Interment

    Location
    Elk Hills Memorial Park
    Address
    4705 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Big Chimney , WV
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Jeff, We are sending love and prayers during this tough time. May the peace of God surround you and your family during this time of sorrow.
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With deepest sympathy, From all your friends at the ABA. Joe was well thought of and will be missed by all.
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Dear family of Joseph James Harris. I am so sorry for your loss. To lose a loved one in death is hard. During this difficult time, l hope your family can find comfort in God’s word the Bible that says “soon we will see our loved ones again.” (John 5:28,29 and Acts 24:15) That is a promise made by God.

John W. Steel

Posted at 09:20pm
The Pittsburgh Area Artist Blacksmiths Association would like to extend our sincerest sympathy to the family of Joe Harris. He was a gentleman and a fine friend to all. John W. Steel PAABA President
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