Joseph C. Harless passed away on May 11, 2018 at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo.

He was born on July 21, 1933 to William and Virginia Harless at Chismville. He served in the Army for 32 years with six tours overseas during those years including two in Germany, two in Korea, one in Turkey and one in Vietnam. The rest of his military career was spent in Colorado Springs. He retired as a Master Sgt. in 1976.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Virginia Harless and a sister, Margie Keeton.

He was laid to rest at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Colorado Springs.

He is survived by his wife Chon Harless, of the home, one son, Joseph Harless, Jr. and a daughter, Cynthia Harless of Columbus, Ga.; one granddaughter, two grandsons and three great grandchildren; three sisters, Irene Bridges of Couthersville, Mo., Billie Weber of Charleston and Virginia Downs of Paris and one brother, Terry Harless of Paris.