David Raymond Harris
CARTHAGE Memorial services for Mr. David Harris, 86, of DeBerry, Texas will be Friday, May 14, 2021 at the Hawthorn Funeral Chapel with Mr. Buddy Bankhead officiating.
Mr. David Raymond Harris was born October 14, 1934 in Carthage, Texas. He passed this life May 7, 2021 at his home in DeBerry, Texas. David was the only son of seven children born to the marriage of Raymond Donly and Dorthy Christine Harris. He was raised and schooled in Carthage graduating with the Bulldog class of 1953. He attended Panola Junior College, the University of Texas and received his bachelor's in accounting from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Mr. Harris married his love, Kathryn Jewel Judy Lawrence July 27, 1956 and they celebrated 65 years together and had four children. Mr. Harris began his career as a right of way buyer for the state of Texas, spent many years with the power company and years in insurance before he retired. In his retirement years he savored time on his 550-acre Sugar Bottom Ranch in North Texas. David and Judy worked the land and cattle. David raised and traded mules and they loved their time spent together on the ranch.
David was a member of the Wildwood Church of Christ. He loved the sport of golfing, and time on the course, telling stories he was known for. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Billie Davis, Mattie Caruthers, Dorothy Collins, and Jimmie Nell Lynch; and a son, James David Harris.
Mr. Harris is survived by his loving wife Judy Harris of DeBerry; son Larry Raymond Harris and wife Carol of Boyd; daughters, Lisa Karen Ware and husband Byron of North Richlands Hills, and Jennifer Kathryn Grant and husband Steve of Albuquerque, NM; sisters, Martha Milhauser of Longview, and Elaine Ross and husband Dan of Beckville; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Ben Grant and wife Anahi, their children Naomi and Micah; Sam Grant and wife Ashley, their child, Nicky Kathryn; and Bethany Grant; Seth Harris and wife Rachel; Krista Barber and husband R.L., their children, Whit, Zaley, Trace, Taryn; Lauren Black and children, Ellie and Ben; Katie Pelley and husband Jared, their children, Noelle, James, Luke; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
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