Carroll "CT" Thomas Harris

September 7, 1941July 31, 2018

Carroll Thomas “CT” Harris, age 76, passed away at Plantation Estates in Matthews, NC on July 31.

CT was born September 7, 1941 to Olive and FTB “Freddie” Harris in Salisbury, Maryland. He was preceded in death by them.

He is a graduate of Shelby High School, Carson-Newman College, and Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. He graduated from Bowman Grey School of Medicine with a PA degree in 1976, and worked in Reidsville, NC as a PA. Later he obtained his MLS from UNC-G and worked as an Assistant Librarian at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. In 1992 he became librarian at Wingate University where he retired 2005.

CT served numerous churches in Kentucky, Maryland, and North Carolina as Minister of Music and Youth, and/or Education. He was a lover of music and enjoyed playing several instruments including piano, organ, guitar, and oboe. He sang in the NC Singing Churchman, conducted Handel, Messiah for several years in Reidsville, NC, and he was an active composer/arranger for many songs and special services for his choirs over the years.

He is survived by his wife, Jane of 54 years; one son, William (Chrissy) and 3 grandsons, Ben, Dan, and Joe; one sister, Anita (Don) Taft.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 PM, August 11, at Plantation Estates Performing Arts Center located at 606 Birch View Drive, Matthews, NC 28105.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Plantation Estates, Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church at 1117 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC and First Baptist Matthews Music Ministries at 185 S. Trade Street Matthews, NC.

The family is grateful for each doctor and nurse in Willow Brooke, Plantation Estates who cared so lovingly for him.


  • A Celebration of Life Saturday, August 11, 2018

Carroll "CT" Thomas Harris

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Betty McGurk

September 12, 2018

To CT's Loved Ones
So sorry to hear of CT's passing. He was my PA classmate. I thought so much of CT.
I remember him for his kindness and for his love of music.
Sincere condolences,
Betty McGurk


August 2, 2018

I am very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in God's Word that promises the last enemy, death, will be brought to nothing (1 Cor. 15:26) and the hope of being reunited with those whom have fallen asleep. (John 5:28,29)