Harold Ernest Harris Sr

harold harris sr
Mr. Harris was a graduate of Sam Houston State University Police Academy and served in the Air Force. He was a member of the Jacees in Huntsville and the American Legion in Texarkana, AR. He also worked as an over-the road truck driver for over 40 years. Harold loved being outside and would get lost for hours riding his special friend Champ. He loved reading history murder and true crime novels. Among his favorite activities were: horseback riding, Elvis, and eating PB. Banana and miracle whip sandwiches. Surviving him are one daughter and son-in-law Novella Jo and Bobby Huddleston of Hughes Springs; one son and daughter-in-law Harold Ernest Harris, Jr. and wife Stacey of Hughes Springs; three sisters and brothers-in-law Carol Stell of Houston, Pat and Jimmy Wolf of Texarkana, AR and Michele and Darryl Willard of Streetman; six grandchildren Lil Bobby, Billy, Shacota, Tommy, Katy and Breanna; and a number of nieces and nephews. They say the measure of a man is not in the riches he accumulated here on earth; but the good he left behind. Harold was generous to a fault, loved his family and left behind story after story that we will laugh about long after today! 10~4 Good Buddy Signing off!

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  1. Practical JokesHarold loved a good practical joke and, much to the dismay of his sisters, played them often; like the time he called one of them at midnight to tell her his girlfriend was missing and then rolled in the floor when she panicked, telling her he had rolled over on her and she popped! Once when he decided to go horseback riding at the family reunion wearing nothing but a bathrobe, boxers and his cowboy boots.

  2. When Harold first came to Lufkin we immediately became close friends. We would have long conversations on just about everything. He as complimentary, always willing to help and he would come to check on us when Chris was out of town, although sometime I could see how very sick he was.We all love music and we shared Elvis greatly. We would like to hear him sing and play his guitar. He was willing to share his music collection when he got it out of storage. We was really looking forward of him coming back to Lufkin.He talked about the love and friction that he had for his family and lovingly talked about his mother when we had conversations about my cooking.He was always reading and trying to improve himself with education for employment and he was determined to better himself, as when he signed up for the college courses. Some people just don't understand that a person who is really sick and debilitated and proud feels when they are held back because of this. He really wanted to work, whatever the work was and was willing to do so.We miss him very much,as I said we were looking forward to seeing him here in Lufkin again. At least he will not have to suffer as he did and hopefully find peace.We send our prayers to the family.Sincerely,Marlene and Bob

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