Long-time Lance Mfg. Corp. employee Paul Harris passed away this week at his home. 

Harris had retired from Lance last summer and just recently moved to Oregon. Prior to joining Lance, he owned and operated Paul Harris RV’s located in Eugene, Ore., where he carried multiple brands. Before owning the RV dealership, Harris spent many years in the automobile industry. 

Harris joined Lance in 2007 taking the position of national service manager. Over the years, he worked to help Lance grow. Regardless of the challenges he may have had along the way, everyone who’d ever had the privilege of working with him, always found him a pleasure to work with. 

A report from Lance noted, “Paul will be deeply missed at Lance, yet leaves behind fond memories we have of him. We request that we not only grieve his death, but also celebrate his life. He always had a smile for everyone and was highly regarded by everyone who ever had the opportunity to meet him.” 

Harris is survived by his wife, Rose, daughter Melissa Smith, son in law Dustan Smith, son Jeff Harris, daughter in law Tyree Harris, father Al Harris and Sister Sandy Foster and four grandchildren.