Funeral services for Robert Harris were held on Friday, February 16, 2018, at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Rev. Steve Nance of First United Methodist Church in Groesbeck officiated. Interment followed the services at the Harris Family Cemetery in Freestone.
Mr. Harris passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Limestone Medical Center in Groesbeck.
He was born in Quincy, California on March 4, 1953, and moved to Texas at age two. He grew up in Angleton and moved to Teague in 1968. Robert married Tressa Kindon on March 19, 1971. He worked part time at Leon’s Garage while in high school then worked full time after graduating in May of 1971 from Teague High School. Robert worked off shore for Brown & Root then returned to Leon’s. He worked for the Ford dealership in Teague as service manager. Robert and Tressa established Harris Garage June 1, 1976 and sold the business to their son, Trent on January 1, 2011. Mr. Harris returned to work September 2017 as Safety Personnel for his daughter and son-in-law at Sherrod Services. Robert loved his family and was a provider and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a Methodist by faith.
He is survived by his wife, Tressa Harris of Freestone; one daughter, Wendy Harris Sherrod & husband Danny of Oletha; one son, Trent Harris & wife Janet of Freestone; one granddaughter, Raely Sherrod and fiancé Casey Waters of Waco; five grandsons, Robert Henson “Callaghan” Sherrod of Oletha, Gavin Reese “Harris” Sherrod of Oletha, Trace Harris of Freestone, Coalton LaFoy of Freestone and Bradlee LaFoy of Stephenville; one brother, Sterling Harris and wife Laura of Brazoria; three sisters, Sherry Pate of Buffalo, Laura Harris West and husband Joel of Cypress, Karen Harris Pendergrass and husband Steve of Teague; numerous nieces and nephews and cousins; very special friends, Larry Krug and sons Scooter Krug and his son Gavin and Kevin Krug and wife Elissa and their son Kian, and Don Stephenson.
Preceded in death by his parents, H.L. and Joyce Harris.
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Bowers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.