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Raymond Harris succumbs at 82



Raymond ‘Ray’ P. Harris, Sr., 82, of Richardson, Tex., died August 31.

Born in Mayking, he was a son of the late Spence Edward and Sadie Elizabeth Holbrook Harris. He was a brother of the late Spence Harris, Steve Harris and Opal Sanders, and a brother-in-law of the late Ed Sanders, Faye Harris, and Jack Bible

Voted ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ by the Whitesburg High School Senior class of 1950, Mr. Harris emphasized the importance of education throughout his life. He was graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1955 with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering and was a licensed professional engineer.

He completed advanced coursework in engineering at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., and worked for Sperry Gyroscope in Great Neck, N.Y.; Sperry Marine Division in Charlottesville, Va.; The Magnavox Company in Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Texas Instruments (TI) in Dallas, Tex. He retired from TI in 1991.

He was a member of the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.

Surviving are his children, Diane Pierce and husband James, Paula Allred and husband Paul, Ray Harris and wife Deborah, and Rebecca Burkes and husband Aaron; two grandsons, Nathan Burkes and Nicholas Burkes; a brother, Tommy Harris and wife Edith of Richmond; a sister, Jean Bible of Detroit, Mich.; and two sisters-in-law, Patricia Harris of Tollesboro, and Noreen Harris of Michigan.

Funeral services will be held at the United Disciples Christian Church in Richardson, Tex., at 2 p.m., on Sept. 14.

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