|Birth: ||Aug. 30, 1918|
|Death: ||Jun. 13, 2009|
Newport News City
Colonel Lawrence Peyton Harris, United States Marine Corp, Retired, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2009, in Newport News, Virginia.
He graduated from the University of Virginia receiving, B.S. Commerce and M.S. Economics degrees. He served in combat in World War II and was a highly decorated war hero; two awards of the Silver Star, the Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of China Medal of Valor.
Colonel Harris is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jeanne B. Harris; his daughter, Shelley F. Harris; sons, Gibbs F. and L. Peyton Harris Jr. and his wife, Kathy, and their children, Ashley Smith and her husband, Mike, Peyton III, Sloane, and Lindsay. Additionally, he is survived by stepson, Page Duffy and his wife, Mercer, their children, John P. Jr., Patrick B., Brooke Liss; great-grandson, Austin; and stepson, Joseph F. B. Duffy.
A memorial service was held Monday, June 22, 2009, at the Chesapeake Retirement Community in Newport News, Virginia.
A graveside service was held Thursday, September 3, 2009, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
H. D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Norfolk, Virginia, chapel is handling arrangements.
Jeanne Battley Harris (1921 - 2012)*
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 64 Site 4443
Created by: Andie Parrish
Record added: Jun 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38511710