Charles E. Harris 67, a retired Air Force Department value engineer, died Tuesday at his home in Alexandria after a heart attack.
At the time of his retirement in 1974, he was in the office of the directorate of procurement policy, deputy chief of staff for systems and logistics.
Mr. Harris, who had been with that office since about 1967, was the value engineering advisor to the Air Force Department's member of the Department of Defense Value Engineering Council.
Born in Hamilton, Ohio, he attended Miami University in Ohio. He saw destroyer duty with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific in World War II.
After the war, Mr. Harris was employed as a civilian in the production engineering and quality control offices of the Air Material Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.
He came to the Washington area in 1961 and worked in the procurement organization of the Air Force Systems Command headquarters at Andrews Air Force Base. He also attended George Washington University.
Mr. Harris was a former national officer of the Society of American Value Engineers and former director of the Society's National Capital Chapter.
In 1965, he served for a semester as director of the Management Institute in Value Engineering at the University of Wisconsin.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Elizabeth, and a daughter, Margaret A. Harris, both of the home; another daughter, Christine M. Harris, of Alexandria; a stepson, Philip Bergen, of Liberty, Ind., and a sister, Anne Eileen Harris, of Miami, Fla.