Quitmer Harris

  • Born: August 3, 1937
  • Died: January 1, 2013
  • Location: Pacolet, South Carolina

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Spartanburg, SC 29306

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Quitmer Harris, 75, of Pacolet, died Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Harris was born on August 3, 1937 in Cherokee County, a son of the late Clem A. and Annie Mae Fowler Harris. Mr. Harris was a member of Brown's Chapel Baptist Church where he was a former deacon and he retired from the S.C. Department of Transportation, Bridge Division. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.

Mr. Harris is survived by his wife of 53 years, Maxine Wells Harris; two sons, Scott Harris and his wife Kristi, and Chris Harris and his wife Jackie, both of Pacolet; three sisters, Elsie Fowler, Dorothy Sanders, and Velma Medley; one brother, Ernest Harris, Sr. all of Cherokee County; two grandchildren, Haley Harris and Hayden Harris.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm. Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at Floyd's Pacolet Chapel. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Brown's Chapel Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Ralph Jett and the Rev. Dennis Tessnier. Burial will be at Pacolet Memorial Gardens.

The family request that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Brown's Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 396, Pacolet Mills, S.C. 29373.

The family is at the home.

An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com

Floyd's Pacolet Chapel.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Maxine, Chris & Scott,

May God Bless you all with many joyful times and special memories. For me, Quitmer was a jolly fella, always a smile on his face and full of His Light.

In loving memory, Ivy

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13

Posted by Ivy Edge - Myrtle Beach, SC - Childhood friend of his children   January 30, 2013


Our prayers go out for the family. He was a good man and a good neighbor and he'll be greatly missed.

Posted by Lundeen Family - Pacolet Mills, SC - neighbor   January 11, 2013

Maxine and Scott, I would like to offer my condolences on the loss of your husband and father. One of the patients told me the sad news but it was after the funeral. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Dr. Kenny Cochran - Columbus, NC   January 08, 2013


Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in many precious memories.

Posted by Roger and Shirley Jean Ray    January 05, 2013


Dear Maxine and Family,
Our hearts go out to you all with Love and Prayers! Quitmer was a Wonderful person and will be missed so much. His kind, gentle spirit will always be remembered. It was an honor to call him friend. With much love.

Posted by Wayne and Carol Seay - Boiling Springs, SC - friend   January 03, 2013

It was a pleasure knowing Quitmer, he always had a smile on his face when he came into First Cituzens Bank in Pacolet. My prayers and thoughts are whith the family.

Posted by Pat Gallman - Cowpens, SC - friend   January 03, 2013

Thanks for all the smiles as you drove by my house and for sharing your soda"s and boiled peanuts for me and my family and Grand children.Sorry i can not be there but my prayers for your family to be comfort by the Holy Spirit. At this time of your of a husband,Father,Uncle,Brother, Grandfather and will be missed but soon to be reunited in Heaven someday.....Nelda,Randy Harris, Inez Howard, Alisha jones and girls, Xanthe Dotson and boys.....

Posted by Nelda Harris - granite street pacolet, SC - friend   January 03, 2013

No matter where you send Quitmer he always had that smile. He will truly be missed.Thanking of you all. Glenn Teaster & Dennis & Diane Price

Posted by Diane Teaster Price - Gaffney, SC - Friend   January 03, 2013

May God touch each and everyone in the family's Heart and let you Understand Moore Deeply His Heavenly Plan for All of his People on Earth, that one day will Travel the same Road that QUITMER has gone before us. Let Peace and Joy Fill Your Hearts. Faith, Hope and God Bless You All. Terry and Ruby

Posted by Terry Neal Cook and Ruby H. Cook - Greenville, SC - friend   January 02, 2013


Quitmer was truly one of the kindest, and careing man I ever known. He meant so much to all the Police in Pacolet. When you where out there on shift and near Quitmer's house you could alway count on having a cold cold Cococola and some peanuts and great fellow to talk to. I considered him one of my best friend. It was a privilege and a Honer to have known him and called him my friend. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, Maxine, Chris, Scott, and everyone Quitmer will surely be missed.

Posted by Jimmie Carter Pacolet Police - Union, SC - A Friend   January 02, 2013

Quitmer was truly one of the kindest, loving people we have ever known. He has meant so much to our us our whole lives and we considered him part of the family. It was a privilege to have known him and called him a friend. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, Maxine, Chris, Scott, and everyone.

Lisa Sutton Harris, Wayne Harris, and Chelsea Harris

Posted by Lisa, Wayne, & Chelsea Harris - Pacolet, SC - family friend   January 02, 2013

Uncle Quitmer was one of the most special men I have ever known. One of my most dear memories is of him and Aunt Mack taking me to church every Sunday and watching him sing in the choir and Aunt Mack play the organ. I can still here him singing "This could be the Day".

Aunt Mack(Mo), Chris, Scott and Family:

You were blesed with a wonderful gift- memories. May they bring you comfort in the days ahead. You are all in my prayers.



Posted by Kelly Pressley White - Jonesville, SC - Great Niece   January 02, 2013

Quitmer has ment so much to us over the years. When I think of how to describe him, there are two verses that truly describe his life...

Galatians 5:22-23
King James Version (KJV)

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance

We will miss so many things about him; he was a wonderful man.
Mack (Mo), Chris, Jackie, Haley, Scott, Krisit and Hayden, you are all in our prayers, daily.

Love, Steve and Wanda

Posted by Steve and Wanda Wells Pressley - Pacolet, SC - Niece   January 02, 2013

We will miss Mr. Harris. He was so sweet and kind and brought a lot of sunshine into our day when we saw him. We will remember him wim with warm thoughts and memories.

Posted by Cheryl Pigate and Melanie Mayes and Sharon Hardison and Stephan - Spartanburg, SC - Friends of Mr Harris   January 02, 2013

Dearest Harris Family.
Mr. Harris was the true epitome of what your family stands for. Loving, Kind, Gracious and Generous. We were all blessed to have known him just as we are blessed to know all of you. Please know I love you and you are in my thoughts and prayers.
In God's Peace,

Posted by PRISCILLA VANN    January 02, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss. May God Bless each and everyone of the family members.

Posted by Bobby & Sue McAbee - Gaffney, SC   January 02, 2013


One of the best men I have ever known and a great friend will be missed greatly. Maxine, Chris and Scott I will be thinking of you.

Posted by Nelson Jones - Gaffney, SC - Friend   January 02, 2013


Maxine, Chris, Scott and families are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We will always have many fond memories of Quitmer.
Wayne and Terrie

Posted by Wayne and Terrie Allison - Jonesville, SC - friends   January 02, 2013

Our condolences to the Harris family on your loss. May God bless you and hold you in the palm of his hand during this time. Quitmer was a wonderful man and in his last years was without question one of my favorite people in the world. You don't find many as easy to be comfortable with. He loved people and he will certainly be greatly missed by those who knew him.

Posted by Phill and Terri Jolley - Taylor's, SC - Friend   January 01, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this time and in the hard times ahead. May God's grace give you all comfort and may the memories bring peace to your hearts.

Posted by Krishna Blackwell-Smith - Gaffney, SC - Friend   January 01, 2013