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.