Gary Lynn Harris, 65, of Hobbs, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018 in Hobbs. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Griffin Funeral Home at 2:00PM, with brother-in-law Laine Vowell officiating. Interment will follow in Prairie Haven Cemetery.
Gary was born on October 1, 1952 in Proctor, Texas to Dick and Nannie Harris. He married Barbara Tabor on October 15, 1972 and together they celebrated 45 wonderful years of marriage.
Mr. Harris served his country during the Vietnam War from 1972-1978 in the United States Air Force. He loved his country, God, and all of God’s creatures. Gary was a proud American who served with pride and honor. He loved his puppies who passed before him: Chelsea, Abbey, Mitzie, Lady, and one left behind, Madison. Most of all he loved his family.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers; Tony Preston Harris and Hogan Lambert Harris, 2 sisters; Dixie Jean-Lamonda Harris and Nelda Fern Harris Bentle. Survivors include Nanalee Harris Skelton, Cherry Lou Harris James, Patsy Ruth Harris Raines, and JoElla Harris Bentle, and Elina Jane Harris Nichols.
Survivors also include son Jeffrey Todd Harris of Little Elm, Texas and his wife Katherine McCraw Harris and their children Ireland McCraw Harris and London Grace Harris; Gary is also survived by a daughter, Jana Lynn Harris Thompson and her husband Brandon Thompson and their children Brevin Kyler Thompson and Corbin Todd Thompson.
Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be made to: www.griffinfuneralhomehobbs.com
Barbara you guys was in my heart this afternoon (July 18) I was telling grandkids how wonderful Keepers Kove food was, how PJ & I worked there. What good friends and just great people you Gary & Tim were. Thought I would try to look you up on FB and that’s when I see Gary had passed the 13th and his funeral was this afternoon. I am so sorry for your loss, I know you loved each other deeply. I will always have good memories of the times we shared our daily life’s down here at the lake. Over the years I have thought often of the Harris family. I will remember you in prayer for comfort and sweet memories of Gary.
Becky SternadelLake O.H. Ivie, TX
My friend, neighbor, & co-conspirator will be deeply missed & in my heart forever.
This past year we didn't watch the sunsets that we had in previous years due to life getting in the way.
The silly songs we would sing, funny jokes that only we thought were funny, sharing our coffee when one of us had a fresh pot (often), back and forth over the fence. Hearing you playing your banjo when you thought no one could hear. Sitting on the front porch waiting for Barb to get home, watching you melt like butter on a hot day, when she pulled up. The love you had for Jana & Jeff and how proud of them you were can't be limited to a few words. My mind is flooded with memories that will hold me until we meet again.
Love your friend & sister
Vicki CallenderHobbs, NM