Delbert Dean Harris, 85, of Buchanan, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents, Elvin Lee and Estelle Painter Harris; brothers, Earl, Delano, and Newton Harris; and sisters, Betty Muterspaugh and Eleanor Harris.
He graduated from Fincastle High School in 1954, served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1957, worked at the Buchanan Esso, then began his career with the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office where he became Chief Deputy; owned and managed Broadview Exxon in Buchanan, and retired from Roanoke Regional Airport Security.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, James Julia Larch Harris; sons and daughter-in-law, Ronald Dean Harris, James Earl and Cassada Stinnett Harris, all of Buchanan; grandchildren, Jaycee Rhea Harris, Haylee James Harris, and Hayden Dean Harris.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 2, in the Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home, with the Rev. Marina Gopadze officiating. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery, Buchanan. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. July 1at the funeral home. Those wishing to make a contribution please consider the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 3959 Electric Road, Suite 222, Roanoke, 24018. Online condolences may be made at www.botetourtfuneralhome.com.