<img class="size-medium wp-image-44038 alignright" src="https:\/\/theenterprise.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/23\/2021\/02\/Harris-J-E-300x216.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="216" \/>James Elisha Harris Jr. (J.E.), age 79 of Stuart, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021.\u00a0 He was born in Patrick County on September 4, 1941.\r\n\r\nPreceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Shirley Pendleton Harris and his parents, James E Harris and Clynda Marie Bowling Harris. In addition, his grandparents, Hiram Peter \u201cByrd\u201d Harris and Mary Boyd Harris, Wilton Bowling and Minnie Lou McAlexander Bowling Webb. Father-in-law and mother-in-law: Delmar and Elsie Pendleton. Brother-in-laws, John Pendleton, Jim Pendleton, and Boyd (Bob) Kidd. Sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Vera Pendleton Harbour and Wesley Harbour\r\n\r\nSurvived by his daughter, Lisa Harris-Chavez and son-in-law, Steve of Sacramento CA. Surviving siblings Vernon (Linda) Harris, Bonne (Lonnie) Dillon, Jason (Kim) Harris all of Stuart VA and Wanda (Jeff) Gibson of Cary NC. He is also survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Elva Pendleton, Larmie (Arnold) Hylton, Judy Kidd, Gary Pendleton, Gerald Pendleton, Dan (Sherry) Pendleton, Ron Pendleton, and Jean Pendleton. As well as many nieces and nephews.\r\n\r\nJ.E. was in the wood products business for over 50 years. He started as a sawmiller with his father and brothers. In 1990, J.E. and his brother Vernon established Hilltop Pallet.\u00a0 Even after J.E.\u2019s official retirement as co-owner, he enjoyed working for Hilltop as a part-time truck driver.\u00a0 His CB handle was known to locals as \u201cGood Time Charlie\u201d.\u00a0 J.E. loved the older generation of county music often singing and playing Merle Haggard songs on his guitar.\r\n\r\nJ.E. served in the National Guard and was a member of the American Legion. He was a devout member of Jack\u2019s Creek Primitive Baptist Church.\r\n\r\nFuneral services will be private, but friends are welcome at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart on Monday, February 15, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to pay their respects.\u00a0 In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in J.E.\u2019s name to Jack\u2019s Creek Primitive Baptist Church, c\/o Marena Hylton, 611 Elamsville Rd., Stuart, VA 24171 and\/or Smith River Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 122, Woolwine, VA 24185.\u00a0 Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.