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Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1917 Archer City Hwy, Wichita Falls, TX

OBITUARY

Billie Harris

March 31, 1924February 6, 2020

Billie Louise Sims Harris, age 95, passed peacefully in her home surrounded by her children and grandchildren on February 6, 2020. She was born on March 31, 1924, in Amarillo, Texas. She was raised in Lockney, Texas, by her mother, Pearl Lankford Sims, and her stepfather Will E. Sims. She graduated from Lockney High School in 1941, and married the love of her life, Revis Neil Harris, also of Lockney, in 1942. She spent the majority of her life working in the car business with her husband. After retirement, she devoted much of her time sewing, crocheting, and creating porcelain dolls, eventually opening the Porcelain Doll Shop in Wichita Falls, Texas. Above all else, she devoted her life and love to her family. She was preceded in death by her husband Revis; their son, Billy Neil Harris; her parents; and her brothers, C.L. Record and Dale Blaine. She is survived by her daughters, Lisa Harris Cox and husband Mark Cox of Wylie, Texas; Lita Harris Cox of Wichita Falls, Texas; and Lynda Harris Tarpley of Denver, Colorado; daughter-in-law Paula Vecera Harris of Crowell, Texas; and sister-in-law Lucy Dean Record of Lockney, Texas. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Rob Borchardt, Andy Borchardt, Brian Harris, Lezlie Harris Carroll, Jason Harris, Liana Cox, Neil Cox, and Dylan Cox. Additionally, she is survived by fifteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was dearly loved and will always be missed. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Hospice of Wichita Falls, and Royal Estates and Healing Hands for their love and care during her final years. Services will be held on Monday, February 10th, 2020, at 11 AM at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home Chapel. Family will begin receiving visitors at 10 AM. Memorials can be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls or the Garland ISD Education Foundation. Online condolences may be left at www.hamptonvaughancrestview.com.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Robert Henry Borchardt III
  • Brian Neil Harris
  • Andrew Neil Borchardt
  • Jason Riley Harris
  • Stephen Neil Cox
  • James Dylan Cox

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Interment Monday, February 10, 2020

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Gail Marlin

February 17, 2020

Lisa, Lita and Linda,
I just received this email about your mom yesterday. I am so sorry. I lost my dad in 2008 (Lisa, thank you so much for being there For me!) and my mom last year so I can relate with what you’re feeling right now. Our parents were a great generation of folks and I don’t think there will ever be a generation as respected, and who carried such dignity, as theirs.
I remember so many happy times at your house. Lisa and I would take turns spending the night at each other’s house each weekend and walk half way to meet each other! I remember that your garage was converted into a den with your mom’s beautiful dolls on the shelves, Lisa‘s bedroom with the brown, flowery wallpaper, and the kitchen that was the center of attention! :)
I remember Lisa and me riding the bus to Linda’s house! Oh my goodness, how young were we? And of course, the trips to Lake Nocona and Lake Diversion, Lisa. It’s literally making me smile when I think of our sweet, simple memories.
Your family was so much fun to be around! :)
Hang in there and know that people you haven’t thought about in years, have you in their hearts, like I do. :)

Love you guys and God bless,
Gail Bowers Marlin

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Billie Louise Sims Harris, age 95, passed peacefully in her home surrounded by her children and grandchildren on February 6, 2020.
She was born on March 31, 1924, in Amarillo, Texas. She was raised in Lockney, Texas, by her mother, Pearl Lankford Sims, and her stepfather Will E. Sims. She graduated from Lockney High School in 1941, and married the love of her life, Revis Neil Harris, also of Lockney, in 1942. She spent the majority of her life working in the car business with her husband. After retirement, she devoted much of her time sewing, crocheting, and creating porcelain dolls, eventually opening the Porcelain Doll Shop in Wichita Falls, Texas. Above all else, she devoted her life and love to her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Revis; their son, Billy Neil Harris; her parents; and her brothers, C.L. Record and Dale Blaine.
She is survived by her daughters, Lisa Harris Cox and husband Mark Cox of Wylie, Texas; Lita Harris Cox of Wichita Falls, Texas; and Lynda Harris Tarpley of Denver, Colorado; daughter-in-law Paula Vecera Harris of Crowell, Texas; and sister-in-law Lucy Dean Record of Lockney, Texas. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Rob Borchardt, Andy Borchardt, Brian Harris, Lezlie Harris Carroll, Jason Harris, Liana Cox, Neil Cox, and Dylan Cox. Additionally, she is survived by fifteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was dearly loved and will always be missed.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Hospice of Wichita Falls, and Royal Estates and Healing Hands for their love and care during her final years.