Jesse Randolph Harris

November 1, 2016

Jesse Randolph Harris Jr., 79, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2016. He lived in Newport News, Richmond, Raleigh, and Charlotte -- most recently resided in Fort Mill, SC with his wife, Angie.He was born July 9, 1937 to Jesse Randolph Harris and Lucy Mae Lilley in Washington, NC. Randy graduated from Warwick High School in 1955 and attended Lynchburg College where he lettered in track & field. He served his country in the Army National Guard.Randy made his career in Sales -- traveling to many states, selling office furniture for companies like Kimball and Cole -- meeting clients and making new friends everywhere he went.Randy’s parents predeceased him as did his sister, Mary Lou Musser. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Angie Harris and his sister, Patti Anne Hill. He loved his family, his pets, fishing, reading, and sharing family stories with his over 30 nieces and nephews. Randy’s life will be celebrated at a private family service during the holidays. Donations may be made in his name to Animal Adoption League, PO Box 2453, Rock Hill, NC 29732 or the Alzheimer’s Association South Carolina Chapter, 4124 Clemson Blvd, Suite L, Anderson, SC 29621-1186.His family would appreciate you sharing your memories of him in the online guest book.Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Services, 1321 Berkeley Avenue, Charlotte NC 28204. Phone: 704 641-7606 Online condolences at 



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  • Jay & Sonja Musser

    Brother Ranny and I had great times together not the least of which was fishing the lake at the home of Anne and Larry Page, his niece and nephew in law in Crozier, Virginia. Being a novice fisherman I wanted a photo of my prize catch, a respectable largemouth bass. I held it up beside me and Ranny clicked a couple pictures.
    However, being a professional angler, Ranny took the fish from me saying, "that's not how you photograph a fish. This is how it's done!" I took the camera and Ranny held the 8+ pound fish not beside his body but extended at arms length in front of himself making it appear over twice it's actual size in the picture I snapped of him displaying my fish. He taught me a valuable fishing lesson that day.