The Reverend George E. Harris

The Reverend George E. Harris


Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. George Edward Harris, of Jensen Beach, FL, who died on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, FL. George was born October 9, 1938.

After service in the U.S. Army in Germany, he completed his undergraduate work at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, WV and his graduate work at Yale University in New Haven, CT. George joined the Army Reserve in Connecticut, where he was a chaplain. To be better able to counsel and help others, George returned to school and completed a masters degree in social work at the University of Connecticut. 

George served the New York Conference for 31 years. Churches he served were: Millerton, NY; Derby, CT; Ridges UMC in Stamford, CT; and Bloomfield, CT. He was appointed in extension ministry from 1979 until his retirement in 2004.

After retiring, he and his wife, Linda, packed up their belongings and moved to Jensen Beach, FL. They enjoyed traveling despite his illness and were particularly fond of cruising. George will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Linda, George is survived by two children, Karin Elizabeth Kristiansen and her husband, Roger, and George Nelson Harris and his wife, Janel. He is also survived by four granddaughters, Elizabeth, Cathrine, Krista and her husband, Michael, and Kimberly, as well as by two great-grandchildren, Isabella and Evelina.

Services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery with Army Honors for Lieutenant Colonel George Edward Harris. Date and time are pending for this summer. Expressions of sympathy may be made at