ROBERT BESS KINGS MOUNTAIN-Robert Wayne Bess, age 75, of Kings Mountain, passed away on Feb. 14, 2017, at Carolinas Health Care System – Lincolnton. Born in Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Daniel Wayne Bess. Robert served as a Gunnery Sgt. in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam Conflict. He was retired from Carolina Handling Company as a forklift technician. He enjoyed surf fishing and camping. He was a loving, father, grandfather, husband, brother, son, and friend. Survivors are his wife, Karen Bess of Kings Mountain; mother, Margie Sellers Bess of Kings Mountain; daughters, Tracy B. Morgan (Frank) of Morganton and Kelly C. Bess (Mike Farmer) of Mountain City, Tennessee; sons, Shane Absher (Tara) of Kings Mountain, and PJ Perkins (Teke Paul) of Charleston, S.C.; brothers, Steve Bess (Betty) of Gastonia; sister, Patricia B. Church (Mike) of Kings Mountain; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at Christian Freedom Baptist Church, Kings Mountain. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Harris Funeral Home. Interment with Full Military Honors provided by the Marine Corp League, Foothills Detachment, will be at Christian Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery after the service. Online condolences may be made at www.harrisfunerals.com. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain.
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