Samuel R. Harris

Date of Passing:

June 26, 2022

Harris, Samuel R., 98, of Spring Street, Riverside, died peacefully at home on June 26, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Claire G. (Kane) Harris.

Born in Cooleemee, NC, a son of the late Nathan C. and Susan (Curly) Harris, he lived in Riverside for 60 years.

Mr. Harris was an Oil Burner Serviceman for the former Gilbane Oil Co. after completing his service in the United States Navy.

Samuel was a United States Navy Veteran serving during World War II. He was a member of the United States American Legion Association.

Samuel was a charitable man, who grew tomatoes in his garden and shared them with his neighbors and friends. He enjoyed spending time with his loving family.

He is survived by two daughters, Sharon McDaniel of Riverside and Jeanine Estrella of Concord, NC, a brother, Johnny Harris of Pensacola, FL; his grandchildren, Kimberly, James, Wendy, Missy, Jodi, Jeffrey, Donny, Tammy, Amy, Mandy and Heather and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. He was the father of the late Claire Devon, Kenneth Drape, Lola Ponte and Michele Bryan and grandfather of the late Jason and Robert.

His Funeral Service will be held on Friday July 1, 2022 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 11:30 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Rhode Island Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, South County Trail, Exeter. Calling hours are respectfully omitted.

Online Condolences


  1. Where is Bob patton obituary June 5 2022

  2. Bob patton 55 greenwich ave east ptov rhode island

  3. Our condolences and prayers to Kim, Wendy and the Harris family. I know Sam was cared for with much loving care after enjoying a very full life.

  4. My condolences to the Harris Family…May he RIP

  5. To the entire Harris family. We are so sad to hear of Sam’s passing. I have so many fond memories of spending time with the entire Harris family for 60 plus years. I will always remember the laughs and tears over the years spanning over Taylor Ave, Narragansett Ave and Stanton Ave, to mention a few. I’m sure he’s joining in a beer or two with Claire. Prayers and thought to all from Billy & Sharon Moura

  6. Sorry for your loss, it is my loss also being his only surviving sibling.

  7. Sam was an amazing man. Sorry for you loss.

  8. My Deepest condolences and sympathy to the Harris family. He was a kind and gentleman that had a wonderful talent for growing tomatoes and for making friends. I will miss him and his wonderful smile. Pleasant demeanor and his little dog but most of all his homegrown tomatoes.

  9. So sorry for your loss. A great neighbor and a wonderful person. Will be missed greatly by everyone.

  10. To the Harris family. I am so sorry to hear about Sam. Being next door neighbors and knowing and being like part of the family for over 40 yr I always adored Sam. I loved when he would tell Michell and I his stories. Sam had a heart of gold, and would do anything for his family and friends. Fly high with the angels Sam, and tell my best friend Michelle I miss her so much, RIP

  11. Amie, I am so very sorry for your loss. I loved hearing you talk about him and the time you shared together. He must have had amazing stories. XO XO XO

  12. To the Harris family,
    Our condolences go out to the entire family. Sam used to service my parents oil burner back in the 1950’s.
    He was always a great man !!

  13. To the Harris Family: So sorry to hear of Sam’s passing, I have found memories of him and your Mom and the rest of the family growing up. My condolences to your family.

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *