Glyndell Dale Sam HarrisCENTRAL CITY, KY., Glyndell Dale “Sam” Harris, 83, of Central City passed away Friday, July 31, 2020 at Heartford House in Owensboro. He was born in Bremen, KY on March 8, 1937 the son of B. G. Harris and Ruby Lee Felty Harris. He was in the Air Force from 1955 until 1959 serving in Africa. He was a member of Carter Creek Baptist Church and was a Mason. He was a superintendent at Sugar Creek Coal Mines and Toptiki and was the general mine foreman at Martiki Coal in Martin county, KY. He was an underground miner at River Queen Coal for 13 years and helped built the largest shovel in the world at Peabody Coal Company. He retired from Andalex Coal Company as a pit boss.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Dennis Harris in 1992, a brother Jimmy Harris, and a sister Martha Schmidt.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years Shirley Faye Rust Harris of Central City, 2 daughters Beverly (Phillip) Scarberry of Paintsville, Karen (Paul) Whitmer of Drakesboro, 3 grandsons Jeffery (Nicole) Scarberry of Paintsville, Justin (Brittany) Mathis of Central City, Brennan Mathis of Central City, 1 granddaughter Devon (Jesse) Drake of Lake Malone, 7 greatgrandchildren Lexie Scarberry, Chloe Scarberry, Charlee Crutcher, Malachi Mathis, Kaden Mathis, Paisley Drake, Tinslee Drake.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, KY conducted by Rev. Butch Day, assisted by Rev. Michael Rust. Burial will follow in Carter Creek Cemetery in Greenville.

Friends may call on Monday, August 3, 2020 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, KY.

In compliance with public safety directives, capacity for both funeral service and visitation will be limited in accordance with state guidelines, and masks must be worn by all attending.

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