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Mr. James Ricky Harris (all his friends knew him as Ricky), age 69, of 138 Alvin Road, Pembroke, NC left his earthly home for a heavenly mansion on the 28th of July 2021.  Mr. Ricky was born on April 19, 1952, to the late Mr. John B Harris and Mrs. Ossie Mae Harris.

Ricky leaves to cherish his memory,  his loving wife of 45 years: Mrs. Sheila Kaye Harris of the home; his two children: Mr. Damon Geronimo Harris (Christie) of Myrtle Beach, SC and Mrs. Afton Danielle Torka (John) of New Hill, NC; five grandchildren: Haily Duran, Ethan Sampson, Elijah Harris, Elana and Aiden Torka; three brothers: Mr. Henry Harris (Belinda), Mr. Patrick Harris and Mr. Leslie Locklear; two sisters: Mrs. Leshia Smith (Jessie) and Mrs. Tina Hunt (Wilton): and a host of relatives and friends.

The funeral will be 12 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Calvary Way Baptist Church in Pembroke, NC with Revs: Jason Chandler, Bruce Swett and Mark Locklear officiating. Burial will follow in the Locklear Family Cemetery.

Ricky’s career began in the early 1970’s as a drywall installer (sheet rock hanger).  In the early 2000’s his business, Dakato Hawk Construction, Inc, was started and strived. The business performed NCDOT roadside maintenance to runway maintenance via federal contracts on US Military bases in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida, which developed great relationships with various companies and individuals along the way. Then on November 12,2019, UNCP presented Ricky with the “Business Visions, Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Coming from a modest childhood, he always thanked God for giving him the strength and knowledge to be successful at whatever he was doing and his accomplishments throughout his careers holds truth to his faithfulness.

Calvary Way Baptist Church gave Ricky memories and amazing fellowships with his church family that he always cherished from Sunday School Class to Worship Services. He leaves behind an amazing testimony of his love for God.

The Family will receive friends from 11-12 p.m. at Calvary Way Baptist Church.

Services Entrusted to Locklear & Son Funeral Home.


  • Sheriff Burnis Wilkins Posted August 2, 2021 1:57 pm

    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family of Mr. James Ricky Harris during this most difficult time. I pray that Gods caring and comforting presence will be bestowed upon you and may his presence help ease the pain of your loss.

  • Jay Britt Posted August 3, 2021 5:22 pm

    Ricky Harris was my trusted friend and one of the finest people I’ve ever known. I’ll miss his laugh and his great advice. I’ll miss the way he praised God and gave him the glory for all his blessings as well as his trials. I’ll miss the way he spoke about his dear mother and the adventures and many lessons of his youth. I will miss our great conversations about our God, our families, travel, food, insurance, banking, and construction, but most of all I’ll miss his loyal friendship and respect his gift of inspiring the people around him and lifting them up, even in the midst of his own personal struggles. I hope when I pass away it can be said that I was as good a friend to others as Ricky was to me. They don’t come any finer than Ricky Harris. He set the bar really really high. Goodbye for now my friend, until we meet again on the other side!

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