David Wayne Harris, 72, of the Clardy Community, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022, at his home. David was a kind, compassionate, gentle man who never met a stranger.
Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 21st at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Jody VanDeaver and Rev. Troy Drake officiating. Shane Oats will officiate the graveside service at Shady Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 5 – 7.
David, the son of Alvin Lester Harris & Hattie Viola Pomroy Harris, was born July 2, 1949, in Deport, Texas.
He graduated from East Lamar High School. He drove a rock truck for Otis Waggoner for a short time and then began a career with Coca-Cola that spanned twenty years. He began with Coca-Cola as a route delivery person and worked his way to become a route manager.
At the age of eight he was baptized at Bethel Baptist Church where he has remained a member. Over the years he volunteered in many positions at the church including maintaining the yard. Until two years ago, when his health failed, David mowed the Antioch Cemetery at Biardstown.
David’s passion was his grandchildren who knew him as Dangy and Gingy. He would attend any function they were involved in from livestock shows to dance recitals.
He enjoyed drag races, the Western Channel, especially “Gunsmoke” and the Gameshow Network.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin & Viola Harris, his father-in-law & mother-in-law, Otis & Virginia Waggoner, a sister, Betty Clement, and a brother-in-law, David Waggoner.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Waggoner Harris, whom he married on Dec. 23, 1967, building 54 years of family and memories, four children, Carolyn Drake & husband Patrick, Melinda Oats & husband Shane, Steven Harris & wife Amy, and Brittany Renfro & husband Zach, grandchildren, Katelyn Kinslow & husband Kyle, Montana Parson & wife Rebecca, Benjamin Drake & wife Morgan, Jayden Drake, Madison Oats, Allie Oats, Hunter Harris & wife Cayla, Morgan Harris, Hannah Harris, Brylee Harris, Ty Harris, Haylee Granberry & husband Damian, Gavin Renfro, and Kenadee Renfro, great grandchildren, Kylyn Kinslow, Kasleigh Kinslow, Isla Drake, and two great grandchildren who are being eagerly awaited, several nieces & nephews including Mike Clement & wife Martha and Kathy Roberts, and two sisters-in-law, Amy Jones & husband Jim and Candy Barnes & husband Brian along with a host of friends.
Casket bearers will be: Zach Renfro, Gavin Renfro, Montana Parson, Hunter Harris, Kyle Kinslow, and Ty Harris. Honorary bearers will be: Mike Clement, Kyle Martin, Ron Weiss, Mark Hudson, Jim McFadden, Bobby Pomroy, and Lyle Yoder.
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