Calvin T. Harkness

November 28, 1938November 6, 2018

Calvin T. Harkness, of Lubbock, Texas passed away November 6, 2018. He was born in Clarendon, Texas, to Weldon and Maye Harkness on November 28, 1938.

Calvin graduated from Lubbock High School in 1957 and married Winnie Cunningham on March 14, 1958. He was a long-time member of Southside Church of Christ and retired from a thirty-three year career with R.C. Taylor Distributing in 2008. Calvin had a passion for God, country, family…and sports.

He is survived by his wife Winnie of sixty years; daughter Sheril Harkness of Lubbock, son Stephen Harkness and wife Cindy of Lubbock, daughter Staci Brown and husband Bill of Whiteface; grandchildren Ferin, Brisa, and Brandel, and great-grandchildren E.J. and Breelynn.

Preceding Calvin in death were his parents, sister Lometa Wolfe, and great-grandson Malachi. Visitation will be from 5PM to 7 PM at Resthaven Funeral Home on Friday, November 9, 2018. Funeral services will be held at Resthaven Abbey Chapel on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 10AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202,, or the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231,


  • Weldon Walter and Clemma Maye Harkness, Parents
  • Lometa Wolfe, Sister
  • Malachi ~, Great-grandson
  • Winnie Harkness, Wife
  • Sheril Harkness, Stephen Harkness and wife, Cindy, and Staci Brown and husband, Bill, Children
  • Ferin, Brisa and Brandel, Grandchildren
  • E.J. and Breelynn, Great-grandchildren

  • Bill Ables
  • Jim Freeman
  • Gregg Haney
  • Mike Haney
  • Eddie Moates
  • Robert Tarr
  • Bill Brown, Honorary
  • Brandel Brown, Honorary
  • Ricky Cunningham, Honorary

  • American Diabetes Association


  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2018

Calvin T. Harkness

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David Jarrett

November 10, 2018

I had the pleasure of working with Calvin at RC Taylor for 25 years
He was a good man that I respected a lot. My prayers are with the family