OBITUARY

Travis Wayne Harris

May 23, 1940November 17, 2020
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Travis Wayne Harris passed away on November 17th, 2020 at the age of 80. His battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile. He maintained a fighter’s attitude throughout his illness and showed more concern for his wife and children than for himself. Despite the pain, Travis came out a hero and stayed strong until the end.

A funeral service for Travis will be held Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Willow Hole Chapel, 12912 FM 1372, North Zulch, TX 77872.

Travis married his love Carolyn Harris on October 22, 1989, spending 31 amazing years together. Their incredible journey included building a successful business, spending time with family, enjoying each other’s company and traveling the country in their RV.

Even though Travis is gone, he lived an extraordinary life surrounded by people who adored him.

Travis loved music. Especially the song “My Way.” These two verses so eloquently sum up his spirit.

Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew/ When I bit off more than I could chew/ But through it all, when there was doubt/ I ate it up and spit it out/ I faced it all and I stood tall/ And did it my way

I've loved, laughed and cried/ I've had my fill, my share of losing/ And now, as tears subside/ I find it all so amusing/ To think I did all that/ And may I say, not in a shy way/ Oh no, no, not me/ I did it my way

People find themselves measuring most things they do with the larger-than-life shadow he cast. That’s how we came to understand and respect him. We were amazed by him. We learned the value of organization and thoughtful planning from his successes. We learned self control and patience from his ability to face challenges head on. We learned from the joy he took in his grandchildren and great grandchildren. The version of him that came to life around kids was one of the best. We especially learned that love lives in hard work and loyalty: his drive for success, molding of companies with back-breaking work and creating of families from all of his employees. We learned from his work ethic. Up to the very end he was concocting new business ideas.

In the last chapter of his life, his edges had worn down a bit. He was more comfortable expressing affection. And even more generous in his support and encouragement of others.

His actions inspired us to DREAM more, LEARN more, DO more and BECOME more..he was a Husband, a Father, a Grandfather, a Great Grandfather, an Uncle, a Friend, a Boss.....a Leader.

He is survived by his Sons Wayne & wife Kim, Mark & wife Holly, Bobby & wife Amber, Thomas & wife Amy; close family friend Margil Cantu & wife Tammy; special Nieces Cheryl Burnes and Charlotte Girard; 11 Grandchildren and 23 Great Grandchildren; Brother Ray and Sister Janet; and extraordinary dog Cody. Preceded in death by Dad Walter & Mom Ovalee; Brothers Raymond & Pete , Sisters Rosalee & Joyce.

Pallbearers honoring Travis: Less Harris, Jonathan Chumley, Robert Chumley, Shawn Chumley, Dillon Harris, Justin Souther, David Hagan and Lloyd Hagan.

Honorary Pallbearers: Garrett Shannon and Riley Shannon.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.forestparkthewoodlands.com for the HARRIS family.

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  • He is survived by his Sons Wayne & wife Kim, Mark & wife Holly, Bobby & wife Amber, Thomas & wife Amy; close family friend Margil Cantu & wife Tammy; special Nieces Cheryl Burnes and Charlotte Girard; 11 Grandchildren and 23 Great Grandchildren; Brother Ray and Sister Janet; and extraordinary dog Cody.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Less Harris, Pallbearer
  • Jonathon Chumley, Pallbearer
  • Robert Chumley, Pallbearer
  • Shawn Chumley, Pallbearer
  • Dillon Harris, Pallbearer
  • Justin Souther, Pallbearer
  • David Hagan, Pallbearer
  • Lloyd Hagan, Pallbearer
  • Garrett Shannon, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Riley Shannon, Honorary Pallbearer
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Cindy Heinze

November 23, 2020

Travis was a fighter till the end I know! May he rest in peace now!

Charlotte Girard

November 21, 2020

There are no words to say how wonderful Uncle Travis was. He will be greatly missed. My heart definitely has a missing piece for sure. I’m so happy for all the great memories that he and I have shared. I will miss the FaceTime calls and hearing his voice ask me “How’s my girl doing”

I pray for my Aunt Carolyn who has lost the love of her life and her best friend😢 they truly have been an example of what true love is to each and everyone of us. Aunt Carolyn just remember how many people you have that love you so much and please reach out to us when you need someone. I love you more than all the stars in the sky💜💋

Uncle Travis may you Rest In Peace until we meet again.💙👼 I know you are going to take such good care of my sweet Kennedy and please give her a big hug and kiss from GMA. I LOVE YOU MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY UNCLE TRAVIS❤️😘💋

Ps the picture is from when you promoted me from nurse to PA😉

Darla Harris

November 21, 2020

My Uncle Travis was a great man and had a wonderful smile. I will miss him alot. My thoughts & prayers are with Aunt Carolyn & all his family & friends.

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