Born and raised in Fountain Springs, he was a son of the late Harold J. Harrris and the late Ruth L Muenker Harris Tyson.
He graduated for the former Butler Township High School, class of 1953; he received his Bachelors of Science degree from Temple University and a Master Degree in Education from Penn State University.
He was a U.S. Army veteran having served with the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC. He attained the rank of Corporal and played trumpet with the division band.
He was first employed, as a machinist at various machine shops in Bucks County; he returned to the area in 1960 and became the Machine Shop teacher at the South Vo-Tech Campus, Minersville; continuing his own education, he became Principle and Co-Op Coordinator of both North and South Vo-Tech Campus.
George was an active member of the Simpson United Methodist Church, Gordon; having been involved in many church functions; He was also a member of the F&AM Masonic Lodge 294, Ashland; B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge #2613, Ashland; Ashland Historical Society; Broad Mountain Archery Club; the #1033 Gun Club, Catawissa and the American Legion Post 575, Valley View.
In addition to his parents, a brother, Rodney Harris, preceded him in death in 2000.
George is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joan M. Maurer Harris, Ashland; they were married, April 19, 1958 in the First Congregational Church, Mt. Carmel; also surviving; three sons; Carey Harris and wife Carolyn, Madison, AL; Craig Harris and wife Leslie, Ashland and R. Chris Harris; Thompson, OH; a daughter; Dianna Corcoran and husband Rob, Sr., Aristes; twelve grandchildren; Jennifer Nguyen (Steve), Christina Owens (Josh), Melissa Harris, Christopher Harris, Nicole Harris, Kyle Harris (Abby), Kacie Harris, Amanda Harris, Brianna Harris, Caitlyn Harris, Rob Corcoran, Jr. and Kelsey Corcoran; 11 great-grandchildren; and nieces.
Religious Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 12, 2019 in Simpson United Methodist Church, Gordon, with Pastor Susan Hocking, as celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation with family from 9:00 a.m. till time of Service, at the church, Monday. Interment with military honors will be in Christ Church Cemetery, Fountain Springs.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in George’s name to the Simpson United Methodist Church, 119 Biddle St., Gordon, PA 17936 or the charity of your choice.