Peaceful 09

Harry Lee Karriker, Jr.

November 5, 1946 ~ May 22, 2020 (age 73)


Harry Lee Karriker, Jr., 73, of Rowan Co. died Friday, May 22, 2020 at Atrium Health Cabarrus. His death was unexpected.

His family will receive friends at Whitley’s Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday, May 25, 2020. Funeral services will be held at Whitley’s Chapel at 1:00 PM Tuesday, May 26, 2020 with Rev. Bennie Burgess officiating.

Harry was born November 5, 1946 in South Carolina, a son of the late Harry Lee Karriker, Sr. and Rosa Lee Morrison Karriker. In addition to his parents, Harry was preceded in death by his brother, Terry Karriker and his great-granddaughter, Daisy Torres.

A longtime area resident, Harry was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and worked as a train conductor for Norfolk-Southern until he retired. Harry loved to read his bible, fish and watch Cartoons with his grandchildren. Harry loved the Lord and loved his wife of 56 years. He was a strong willed, but humble man and a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Harry will be dearly missed.

He survived by his wife, Judy Wyatt Karriker of the home, his daughters; Teresa Whitaker (William) of Cocoa FL, Jessica Dixon (Jerry) of China Grove, grandchildren; L.J. Dixon, LaDonna Torres (Roy), Desiree Sherman (Richard), Montana Brown (Craige), Chrizdeana Bundy (Caleb), Telka Dease (Rickey), Megan Bundy, Savannah Moore, great-grandchildren; Brianna, Elizabeth and Olivia Torres, Aubrey and Kera Sherman, Chandler and Jason Brown, Sebastian and Jacob Bundy; Dakotah, Sierrah, Rickey and Tarek Dease and his sister, Lorraine Morton of China Grove, sister-in-law, Joan Karriker of Salisbury and “son-in-law” Donnie Moore (Helen).

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May 25, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Whitley's Funeral Home
1748 Dale Earnhardt Boulevard
Kannapolis, NC 28083

Funeral Service
May 26, 2020

1:00 PM
Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel
1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd.
Kannapolis, NC 28083
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