Philip Lee Harris, 77, of Laurens, S.C., died Friday evening, Dec. 1, 2017, at Hospice of Laurens County.
Born in Laurens, he was the eldest son of Roy Lee Harris and Rose Bedenbaugh Harris.
Philip was a graduate of North Greenville Junior College and Erskine College. He did his graduate studies at the University of Georgia. Philip worked for the IRS and DSS before beginning his teaching career in Columbia, S.C., for Richland District 1.
He met his wife, Hallie Sue (Price) while living in Columbia. After their marriage, they relocated to Laurens where Philip worked for Laurens District 55 as the orthopedic educational specialist. In addition to his work with handicapped students, Philip also assisted homebound students and taught adult education students, both after school and at the Laurens County Prison. He spent the last part of his teaching career at Laurens District 55 High School, where he taught history.
A celebration of Philip’s life will be held on Saturday, December 9, at 2:00 p.m. at the home of his sister at 497 Lee Carey Road; Laurens, SC 29360.