Carroll James Harris, 76, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Briar. Brother John Baker from Cross Roads Baptist Church will be officiating.
Carroll Harris was born August 9, 1937 in Nocona Texas to Albert Andrew Harris and Nona Beatrice Molsbee. He graduated from Prairie Valley High School in 1956. Carroll married JoAnn Williamson, August 9, 1958.
In 1967 Carroll and JoAnn moved to Spear Street in Azle Texas. Carroll would walk across Hwy 199 to work at Tri County Electric for $1.10 an hour to support a wife and three kids. In 1968 Carroll bought 6 acres of land on Briar Road for $50.00 a month and would move the family again to make way for the incoming Diamond Supermarket.
After Tri County, Carroll worked as a welder for Western Pace Setters and then later with Hobbs Trailers. Hobbies included fishing, welding swings, cutting out silhouettes of western themes and being an active alumni member of Azle and Springtown FFA chapters. Carroll loved to go to Auctions and 2nd Monday trades day at Bowie. Christmas was one of Carroll’s favorite holidays and was a big ordeal at the Harris household for the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Every year it was tradition for each member of the family to have a stocking tacked to the wall and in it, each would receive a scratch off lotto ticket, a pair of socks and Carroll’s homemade chocolate candy.
Carroll and JoAnn were married for 55 years and had a wonderful life together. Carroll was a dedicated, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Survivors include; wife, JoAnn Harris; daughters, Theresa Kinder and husband, Jimmy and Lisa Griffin; son, Leslie Harris and wife Julie; grandchildren, SGT Amanda Kinder, Amber Headley and husband David, Naval Airmen Austin Kinder, Haley Griffin, Hannah Villarreal and husband Alan, Katy Harris and Coy Harris; great grandchildren, JulieAnne Faith Villarreal, David James Headley, Corbin Headley. Carroll is also survived by a brother Tommy Harris and wife Margaret of Oklahoma City and sister Martha Johnson of Nocona Texas. Carroll was proceeded in death by his parents and an older brother Wendell Ray Harris.
The Azle News,
Feb. 5, 2014 Edition