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Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home

601 North Alleghaney, Odessa, TX

OBITUARY

Opal Harris

April 9, 1933March 14, 2020
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A memorial service for Opal Mae (Clark-McKandles) Harris will be held at 10:00 am on March 18, 2020 at Belmont Baptist Church and officiated by pastor, John McLemore. She passed from this world on March 14, 2020 in Midland Memorial Hospital. She was born in Pyote TX on April 9, 1933 to Robert Fulton Clark and Fannie Belle Wise Clark. Her father passed away when she was a baby and she was raised by Webb McKandles Jr, whom she considered her father all her life. She was raised in Penwell TX in the Texaco camp and went to school in Odessa where she graduated from Odessa High School in 1951. She married Ernest Jordan in 1951 and they raised their family in Frankel City Texas and Andrews Texas. She attended cosmetology school and also was employed at Carruth Trucking and C & R Trucking in Andrews for many years. She relocated to Odessa Texas and attended Odessa College where she received her Associates degree and got her Broker’s license and sold real estate at June Guess Realtors. She married George O Harris Jr. on March 16, 1996. Opal was an avid volunteer and was a member of the Odessa Downtown Lions club where she became the first women president of the club and was also the Director of the Texas Lions Camp, a position she especially enjoyed. She volunteered for the Odessa Chamber of Commerce in the P.R.O.S. and was a pink lady at Medical Center Hospital. At the end of her life, she continued giving to the community by requesting that her body be donated to Texas Tech Medical for research.

She is survived by her daughters, Sandi Jordan McCollum and husband James of Midland TX and Karen Jordan Machuca and husband Gilbert of Hammond Indiana, her stepdaughter Maggie Harris Babb of Midland TX and her stepson George O Harris III of Jacksonville Fl, nieces Patsy Lowderback Weeks of Shreveport LA and Donna Lowderback Austin of San Antonio TX. She is survived by 7 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren, along with a host of friends. She is preceded in death by her husband George, her parents Robert Clark and Webb and Fannie Belle McKandles, 3 sisters Margaret Clark, Mandeline Clark Lowderback and Ethel Clark Baird, a granddaughter Ana Machuca and a great grandson, Hunter Abshier.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorials to the Texas Lions Camp PO Box 290247 Kerrville TX 78029-0247. Arrangements are under the direction of Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home of Odessa TX.

  • FAMILY

  • Robert Fulton Clark, Father (deceased)
  • Fannie Belle Wise Clark, Mother (deceased)
  • Webb McKandles Jr, Raised by (deceased)
  • George O Harris Jr, Husband (deceased)
  • Margaret Clark, Sister (deceased)
  • Mandeline Clark Lowderback, Sister (deceased)
  • Ethel Clark Baird, Sister (deceased)
  • Ana Machuca, Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Hunter Abshier, Great Grandson (deceased)
  • Sandi Jordan McCollum and husband James, Daughter
  • Karen Jordan Machuca and husband Gilbert, Daughter
  • Maggie Harris Babb, Step-Daughter
  • George O Harris III, Step-Son
  • Patsy Lowderback Weeks, Niece
  • Donna Lowderback Austin, Niece
  • Mrs. Harris also leaves behind 7 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren, along with a host of friends.

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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Frank Heslin

March 27, 2020

I met Lion Opal when she visited the Monahans Lions Club several years ago. We hit it off right away. She was a kind and dedicated Lion. We both met our spouses at Lions Club, a fact that gave us both a chuckle. It was great to know her and to see her willingness to serve. I will miss her.

Linda Pierce

March 17, 2020

Opal was very dear to many! She and I hit it off because I’m so onery and she called me hers! She made me feel special! I’ll miss her big time! Love ❤️ you and thanks for the memories!

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