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Franklin D. Harris "Frank" was born in Waxahachie, Texas June 28, 1936, to H.P. Harris and Willie Mae (Small) Harris. Upon returning from the Navy where he served 4 years in the Korean War and 4 years in the reserves.
He met Betty Joyce Heald at the local skating rink. After a short courtship they were married on April 4th. 1958. They were married for 27 years.
She preceded him in death on February 2, 1986 after a long battle with Breast Cancer. Also preceding in death are his parents and brothers Doug Harris, Tommy Harris and Joe Harris, brother in-laws John Peikoff and Donald Ray Mears, one niece and two nephews.
He is survived by three children, Allen and Debra Howe of Bandera, Roger "Bubba" Harris of Keene and Roddy and DiAnn Riddles of Weatherford. Three sisters all residing in Cleburne . Bea Peikoff , Lila Mitchell and Betty Mears. 17 nieces and nephews, and many great & g/g nieces and nephews. And his little dog Pete.
He was 80. Private graveside service pending.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested a donation be made to Cancer.org, Community Hospice of Cleburne, PuppiesBehindBars.org or United Cerebral Palsy UCP.org.
Published on August 12, 2016
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