Fred D. Harris, 72

The Baltimore Sun

Fred D. Harris, a retired truck driver who was an active member of New Mount Hebron Baptist Church, died Saturday of an aneurysm at St. Agnes Hospital. The longtime Edmondson Village resident was 72.

The son of farmers, Mr. Harris was born and raised in Saxe, Va. In 1960, he came to Baltimore and became a truck driver for Butler Paper Co. He retired in 2000.

At his West Baltimore church, Mr. Harris was an usher, had been chairman of the deacon board and was a former Sunday school superintendent.

He enjoyed deer and rabbit hunting and was a gun collector. He also was a Ravens, Orioles and Colts fan.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at his church, 2016 W. North Ave.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, the former Mattie Elam; a daughter, Cheryl A. Harris of Baltimore; a sister, Leneta Drio of Barstow, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

A son, Fred Anthony Harris died in 1990, and another son, Michael D. Harris, died in 2001.

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