Gerry Harris Death | Obituary – Gerry Harris age 84 passed away on July 28, 2020, Gerald William Harris was an English professional footballer. He spent the majority of his league career with Wolverhampton Wanderers, with whom he won two league championships and the FA Cup.
Harris was signed up by Wolves as an amateur after an unsuccessful trial at West Bromwich Albion in 1953. He turned professional in January 1954 but spent a few seasons in the reserves before finally making his senior debut on 29 August 1956 in a 5–4 win over Luton Town.
He initially only found himself in the team in order to cover for the then-injured Bill Shorthouse but made the position his own. He was a virtual ever-present over the period 1956–1961, which saw the club win two successive league championships – missing out on a third by a single point – and the 1960 FA Cup. He also appeared in every European Cup game in the club’s history to date.
The emergence of Bobby Thomson in 1962 though, pushed Harris out of the first team and he was again consigned to reserve team football over the next few seasons. He returned to contention in the 1964–65 campaign which ended in relegation. He played just twice more for the club after the drop, before moving to neighbors Walsall in 1966, after a total of 270 appearances for Wolves. However, injury curtailed his career with the Saddlers after just 12 months.
We are never ready to say goodbye forever even though we know it is a part of life. This day our hearts are heavy for losing someone so special, but as we mourn your death, we also celebrate your life. Rest in peace.
It always seems like we have all the time in the world, only to realize how fleeting it really is. We wish we had more time to do and say the things we saved for later which along with you is gone forever. We promise to keep you alive in Our memories.
Even in death, you are still loved and forever will be. You have touched the hearts of so many who owe you a lifetime of gratitude. We are not saying goodbye forever but goodbye for now. We pray you find peace and rest wherever you are.
We express our sympathy and deepest condolences to Gerry Harris’s family today and in the days, weeks, months, and years that are to come as they cope with his passing. May his soul rest in peace.
Wolves are saddened to learn of the passing of 1960 FA Cup and double league championship winner Gerry Harris at the age of 84.
— Wolves (@Wolves) July 28, 2020