Cook-Walden Funeral Home

6100 North Lamar, Austin, TX


KC Harris

September 29, 1982June 7, 2019
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"I don't know where I am going from here, but I promise it won't be boring."

Our beloved KC joined the Lord on June 7, 2019 in Austin, TX.

Kenneth Curtis Harris was 36 years old at the time of his passing. KC had a passion for music, playing guitar, running (especially on Town Lake) and cooking. He loved spending time with his mother, family, and friends. KC will always be remembered for his willingness to help others at any moment and a smile that could light up a room.

KC was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Evelyn and Curtis Harris, and his step-father Richard Wilkes.

He is survived by his devoted mother, Michelle Wilkes; his father, Kenneth Harris; his grandparents, Richard and Janet Ponce; his loving Aunt and Uncle, Teresa and David Cavazos; his Uncle, Rich Ponce and fiancé Pamela Ciulla and son, John Ciulla; cousins, David and Denise Cavazos, Andrew and Kasy Cavazos; second cousins, Miles, Zoey, Aria; and step-brothers, Richard Wilkes Jr., Mark and Julie Wilkes, and Matt Wilkes. He is also survived and loved by many friends.

The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 6:00 PM, with Recitation of Holy Rosary at 7:00 PM, at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, with entombment to immediately follow at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Andrew Cavazos, David Cavazos, Adam Boatright, Jeremy Calahan, Jesse Shoemaker, and Cole Shiflet.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Solstice Recovery Foundation at www.solsticerecovery.com (there is a donation tab on website), or donations can be mailed to 100 Box Canyon Rd, Wimberley, TX 78676.


  • Andrew Cavazos, Active Pallbearer
  • David Cavazos, Active Pallbearer
  • Adam Boatright, Active Pallbearer
  • Jeremy Calahan, Active Pallbearer
  • Jesse Shoemaker, Active Pallbearer
  • Cole Shiflet, Active Pallbearer


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Recitation of The Holy Rosary Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Mausoleum Entombment Thursday, June 13, 2019


KC Harris

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Brian K Bush

September 22, 2019

KC, you had a heart of gold! During our friendship, your love of family, pay-it-forward attitude, and sense of humor will be greatly missed ... I can still visualize you jumping ( getting pushed.. lol) out of that plane!

Beth Lile

June 30, 2019

Michelle, I did not know KC, but my heart is breaking for you. What a handsome young man, he is at peace and in paradise with Christ and God.

Brandie Young

June 15, 2019

KC, you must be so handsome in your wings.
It's said that what we love deeply becomes part of us. Oh, how you were loved, KC! You'll be forever in the hearts of so many.
Rest in Heaven, sweet boy.

Marti Noriega

June 13, 2019

Michelle may your son live on in your memories and may his memory bring you peace. I didn’t get to met your son but from I heard tonight his was just like you. He had a caring loving heart, he was fun and outgoing and really enjoyed life!

Mara Piggott

June 13, 2019

KC was my one of my first friends in Texas when I moved here from Seattle for college and we were neighbors at UTSA. He introduced me to the finer things in Texas, including Pat Green, lone star beer and late night jam sessions at his place. He was the perfect combo of fun and kind and one of the truest friends a girl could have. He will be deeply missed.

Karen Glasgow

June 12, 2019

KC, who is going to send me all those Twitter notes of encouragement and always stoking the fire. I will miss you cheering me on. What a kick!! You were a delight and I know my heart richer for knowing you. You were and will always be your Mothers heart. Keep it warm from above and stoke that fire. Find peace sweet prince. Heaven is for real and I know you are there. My final tweet.

Keith Barnes

June 11, 2019

KC, I hope you're cutting cookies on the 18th fairway in Heaven in your golf cart. You made me laugh so hard that day at the AZ Biltmore, a memory that will live forever. My love to Michelle and Rich, my heart is with you both.

Susan Rinaldi

June 11, 2019

You touched our lives in so many ways and you will stay in our hearts forever. Your light will continue to shine but I will miss you terribly my sweet friend.

JK Huey

June 10, 2019

KC, you are going to be greatly missed. I loved getting your funny texts and video messages that made both of us laugh. My heart is broken for your mom and family. They love you so much. As I know you would ask of me, I will keep a close eye on your mom, my beautiful friend. I've asked my boy to greet you at heaven's gate - give him a big hug for me. Love you!

Karen Mastro

June 10, 2019

Michelle - my heart goes out to you and your family for your loss. My prayers are in hopes that you are comforted in some small way that you have many friends ready to support you through this difficult time. Please call on us anytime.