Larry Kendal Harris
October 26, 1959 – August 4, 2021
Larry Kendal Harris, 61, of Mechanicsville, Virginia, passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2021 after a 17 month battle with metastatic melanoma cancer.
Kendal was born October 26, 1959 to the late Lovice Altizer Harris and the late Benjamin Whitehead Harris of Emporia, Virginia. He was the youngest of two boys and graduated from Greensville County High School in 1978. He went on to attend the University of Richmond where he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity. Kendal graduated in 1982 with a B.A. in Economics. While at U of R, he met and fell in love with Bernadette Elaine Doutney. They were married on September 18, 1983.
Always a hard worker, Kendal began his career at Dominion Virginia Power in 1984 and worked there until 1996 before joining Capital One Financial Corporation. In July 2021, he celebrated his 25th year anniversary with Capital One in Enterprise Safety and Security. At home, Kendal was committed to the three women in his life, Bernadette and his two daughters, Jennifer and Rachel. With the arrival of his first grandchild, Hugo, in 2018, Kendal became a doting and wonderful granddad. A devoted husband and father, Kendal lived his life always wanting to take care of others. He loved spending time with family and friends and was always up for seeing live music. Full of quick wit and funny sayings, he had a great sense of humor and when he told stories the whole room would smile.
Kendal will be greatly missed by his wife Bernadette Harris, daughter Jennifer Rutledge (Cory), daughter Rachel Harris, and grandson Hugo Rutledge; uncle Allen Harris (Tillie), brother Kevin Harris (Kim), niece Meredith Harris, nephew Benjamin Harris (Sara), great niece Mabel Harris and great nephew Theodore Harris; brother-in-law Robert Doutney (Diane), nephews Bobby and Willem Doutney, and niece Emma Doutney.
A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, August 16 at 11 a.m. at the Catholic Church of the Redeemer, 8275 Meadowbridge Rd., Mechanicsville, Virginia, 23116. At a later date, interment will take place at University of Richmond’s Columbarium and Memorial Gardens. Go Spiders!
Kendal you will be missed. Heaven gained an angel from earth. Your smile, laugh and compassion to everyone. We love you and will miss you. We will always be here for your girls!❤❤❤
Holding all of you close to the heart of God! May the assurances of faith bring you comfort and hope.
Our love, thoughts and prayers Bernadette, Jennifer and Rachel. You have so many friends who will do anything to help get you through this difficult time.
Oh, sweet Kendal, you will be sorely missed! Your big smile, southern accent, hearty laugh, and caring ways are ingrained in me. You were always such a gentleman and so devoted to Bernadette and the girls! The college crew will watch out for them! Rest easy now, and save a dance for me!
Love you always Bern…you are all in our prayers daily as you travel this tough road. May you find peace in the wonderful memories u made together with Family & Friends through the years. We were glad to have known Kendal & we both agree he truly had a sweet spirit. xo
I’m so sorry for your loss. I know you have many wonderful memories. Peace be with you.
So sorry to hear about your loss. Kendal was a dear friend from childhood through high school. He was always a close friend in later years. Such a good person ,full of laughter.