Gary Lynn Harris, 65, of Hobbs, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018 in Hobbs. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Griffin Funeral Home at 2:00PM, with brother-in-law Laine Vowell officiating. Interment will follow in Prairie Haven Cemetery.
Gary was born on October 1, 1952 in Proctor, Texas to Dick and Nannie Harris. He married Barbara Tabor on October 15, 1972 and together they celebrated 45 wonderful years of marriage.
Mr. Harris served his country during the Vietnam War from 1972-1978 in the United States Air Force. He loved his country, God, and all of God's creatures. Gary was a proud American who served with pride and honor. He loved his puppies who passed before him: Chelsea, Abbey, Mitzie, Lady, and one left behind, Madison. Most of all he loved his family.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers; Tony Preston Harris and Hogan Lambert Harris, 2 sisters; Dixie Jean-Lamonda Harris and Nelda Fern Harris Bentle. Survivors include Nanalee Harris Skelton, Cherry Lou Harris James, Patsy Ruth Harris Raines, and JoElla Harris Bentle, and Elina Jane Harris Nichols.
Survivors also include son Jeffrey Todd Harris of Little Elm, Texas and his wife Katherine McCraw Harris and their children Ireland McCraw Harris and London Grace Harris; Gary is also survived by a daughter, Jana Lynn Harris Thompson and her husband Brandon Thompson and their children Brevin Kyler Thompson and Corbin Todd Thompson.
Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be made to: www.griffinfuneralhomehobbs.com