Ronny Harris

Ronny Keith Harris

Friday, January 31st, 1941 - Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
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Graveside services for Ronny Harris, 79, of Brownsboro are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Echols Cemetery on Jennings Mountain with Ed Stover officiating. Services will be under the direction of Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.

Mr. Harris passed away on July 29, 2020 in Brownsboro.

Ronny Keith Harris was born January 31, 1941 in LaRue, Texas, the son of Buford S. Harris and Aline Couch. He was a long-time member of the Church of Christ in Chandler. Ronny worked as a senior administrator for the Port Arthur Independent School District for 40 years and later served as a two-time mayor of Brownsboro. He was an avid golfer, a long-time member of the Port Arthur and Athens Country Clubs and had a successful club sales and repair business. He will be missed by all those he knew and loved.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Linda Harris; son, Greg Harris and wife Stacy of The Woodlands; three sisters, Jeline Perkins of Mesquite, Joy Green of Athens and Wanda Johnston and husband James of LaRue; brother, Jerry Harris and wife Georgia of Athens; four grandchildren, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Rachel and Jared; extended family, Shari and Ed Galloway of Richmond, Virginia and nine nieces and nephews.

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    Saturday, August 1st, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, August 1st, 2020 10:00am
    Echols Cemetery on Jennings Mountain
    Address Not Available
    BROWNSBORO, TX 75756
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    Ed Stover
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    Echols Cemetery on Jennings Mountain
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Forrest Couch

Posted at 07:33pm
Linda and family, we are so sorry for your loss. I look up to and respected Ronnie. The times that I had been around him he always portrayed that of a confident leader. I know his aunts and uncles held him in high regard, especially my father. When Uncle Ivory and my Dad passed within a week of each other, I remember Ronny saying God just called in the Calvary! It is in my thoughts that God just called on Ronny for reinforcements. Prayers and love for all of our east Texas family.

Jerry Benedict

Posted at 11:13am
Linda I am sorry for your loss of Ronnie. He was a rock for the family and a person I looked up to. As the oldest male certain decisions were required to be made and people would not always agree but he did the best he could with what he knew. I have used him many times as my example. I do remember telling him not to worry about those who disagree because they would disagree with whatever decision was made. The important thing was to make a decision and he did. I thought of Ronnie on Tuesday night this week. I am moving to Virginia in early September and the place to which I move cannot absorb all the papers I have accumulated over the years. So I was sorting out somethings to throw away (always a dangerous job). I decided to dispose of valentines I had received from my childhood and placed them in the trash. When I looked down one was on the floor. I picked it up and it was a 4 inch tall by 1 inch wide picture of of a blond little girl asking me to be her valentine. On the back it said it was to me from Ronnie Harris. It was like he was asking me to remember him. I doubt very seriously Ronnie wanted to send me such a valentine (of a little girl asking me to be her valentine) and his Mom must have picked it out. but of course it was the thought that counts---both then and now. I remember fondly his help at the time of Gerald's funeral and on many other occasions. I love you all and please let all know that I do think of the Harris family with love and respect. Jerry Benedict

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Posted at 10:20am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jerry Benedict, Donna Benedict and Nancy Morton
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Tom South

Posted at 09:58am
Ronny was a born leader. He was a kindhearted man, who always wanted things done with excellence. His love for family and friends was obvious, and he often openly expressed his love. My husband and I especially appreciate his and Linda's friendship over the years, and we consider it a privilege that our daughter, Stacy, has the honor of being their daughter-in-law. Love & Prayers,
Tommy & Linda South

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