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Robert "Bob" Eugene Harris

May 26, 1936 March 21, 2011
Robert "Bob" Eugene Harris
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Robert "Bob" Eugene Harris, 74, long time Altus resident Robert "Bob" Eugene Harris, 74, long time Altus resident, passed away Monday, March 21st, 2011.
He was born in Hereford, Tx May 26, 1936 to Francis and Muriel (Perkel) Harris. In 1941, he and his younger brother, George moved to Mills, N.M. to live with their great-uncle, Marques and aunt, Lora Burns. He graduated from Roy New Mexico High School in 1954 and attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M. Later he moved to Amarillo, Tx and continued his education at AMA College and WTSU in Canyon, Tx.
He was married on June 24, 1956 to Billie Sue Stephens in Amarillo, Tx. He was employed by J.C. Pennys at that time. In 1957, his first child Robert Dale was born. In 1958, he returned to the family ranch in New Mexico where Darla was born. In 1961 he returned to Amarillo where he became a police office for the Amarillo Police Department where he was Sergeant over the juvenile division. During this time his daughter, Gail was born. In 1965 he became a salesman for Great American Reserve Insurance Company. Son Derrell was born at this time, also his son, Stephen. In 1974, he went on administrative leave and moved to Altus. In 1980 the family purchased the Quartz Mountain Paddle Boats at Altus/Lugert Lake where he helped his family in the management of the paddle boats until his retirement in 2006 with his wife Sue.
In 2006, they celebrated 50 years of marriage. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Altus from 1974 until the present. He served on numerous city, county and state civic boards including most recently as president of Great Plains Country Association. He served as a founding member and trustee also serving many positions in the Quartz Mountain Water Association. And also as a trustee with the North Fork Cabin Water Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Red "Dad" Covey; his wife, Sue in 2009; and his daughter, Gail "Gay-Gay" McIntyre.

He is survived by four children, Robert Dale Harris and wife Mary of Mosquero, N.M., Darla Harris of Oklahoma City, Derrell M. Harris of Dallas, Tx and Stephen Harris and wife Christy of Altus; extended family, Eddie Stephens and wife Terah, along with their children, Rainie and Bradley of Austin, Tx, Renee Brooks and Annesha and Tiffany, Christine Buckley and Cash; four grandchildren, Kristina Stephens, Hunter Harris, Kaylor McIntyre, and Hannah Harris; two brothers, George Harris of Texas, Dick and JoAnn Covey of California; one sister, Anita and Rod Kasperson of California; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 11:00 am, Thursday March 24, 2011 at the Lowell-Tims Chapel with Dr. Jeff Moore officiating. Interment will follow in the Restlawn Cemetery under the directions of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

The family will receive guests Wednesday evening from 6:40 until 8:00 pm at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home. They request that memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church Bereavement Fund.

On-line tributes can be made to the family at www.lowell-tims.com
t, passed away Monday, March 21st, 2011.
He was born in Hereford, Tx May 26, 1936 to Francis and Muriel (Perkel) Harris. In 1941, he and his younger brother, George moved to Mills, N.M. to live with their great-uncle, Marques and aunt, Lora Burns. He graduated from Roy New Mexico High School in 1954 and attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M. Later he moved to Amarillo, Tx and continued his education at AMA College and WTSU in Canyon, Tx.
He was married on June 24, 1956 to Billie Sue Stephens in Amarillo, Tx. He was employed by J.C. Pennys at that time. In 1957, his first child Robert Dale was born. In 1958, he returned to the family ranch in New Mexico where Darla was born. In 1961 he returned to Amarillo where he became a police office for the Amarillo Police Department where he was Sergeant over the juvenile division. During this time his daughter, Gail was born. In 1965 he became a salesman for Great American Reserve Insurance Company. Son Derrell was born at this time, also his son, Stephen. In 1974, he went on administrative leave and moved to Altus. In 1980 the family purchased the Quartz Mountain Paddle Boats at Altus/Lugert Lake where he helped his family in the management of the paddle boats until his retirement in 2006 with his wife Sue.
In 2006, they celebrated 50 years of marriage. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Altus from 1974 until the present. He served on numerous city, county and state civic boards including most recently as president of Great Plains Country Association. He served as a founding member and trustee also serving many positions in the Quartz Mountain Water Association. And also as a trustee with the North Fork Cabin Water Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Ref "Dad" Covey; his wife, Sue in 2009; and his daughter, Gail "Gay-Gay" McIntyre.

He is survived by four children, Robert Dale Harris and wife Mary of Mosquero, N.M., Darla Harris of Oklahoma City, Derrell M. Harris of Dallas, Tx and Stephen Harris and wife Christy of Altus; extended family, Eddie Stephens and wife Terah, along with their children, Rainie and Bradley of Austin, Tx, Renee Brooks and Annesha and Tiffany, Christine Buckley and Cash; four grandchildren, Kristina Stephens, Hunter Harris, Kaylor McIntyre, and Hannah Harris; two brothers, George Harris of Texas, Dick and JoAnn Covey of California; one sister, Anita and Rod Kasperson of California; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 11:00 am, Thursday March 24, 2011 at the Lowell-Tims Chapel with Dr. Jeff Moore officiating. Interment will follow in the Restlawn Cemetery under the directions of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

The family will receive guests Wednesday evening from 6:40 until 8:00 pm at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home. They request that memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church Bereavement Fund.

On-line tributes can be made to the family at www.lowell-tims.com

03/24/2011
11:00 AM

Funeral
Lowell-Tims Chapel

Altus
OK

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