A graveside service is scheduled for 1 p.m., Friday, June 15, 2012, in Spur, Texas, for B.W. “Bud” Harris, 89, who passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012, in Roswell. Bud will lie in state on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at Ballard Funeral Home in Roswell, and at Campbell Funeral Home in Spur, Texas, on Thursday, June 14, 2012.
Bud was born September 22, 1922, in Dickens County, Texas, to William Albert and Myrtle Henderson Harris. He married Hazel Marie Parsons Harris in September 1947; she preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers and sisters.
He is survived by Wayne Harris and wife Sharon of House, Helen Riddall and husband Delbert of Roswell, and Larry Harris and wife Kathy of San Angelo, Texas; five grandchildren, Renee Elliott, Darrin Riddall, Lyle Harris, Lorne Harris and Ronnie Harris; six great-grandchildren, Khristopher and Nathan Riddall and Devon, Xavier, Santana and Dominic Harris.
Bud was a veteran in the United States Army and served during World War II. He was a recipient of EAME Campaign Medal with four Bronze Stars, Distinguished Unit Badge, Purple Heart and American Defense Service Medal. He was a past member of the East Grand Plains Lion Club and Roswell Elks Lodge 969. Bud was a farmer in Kalgary, Texas, and then moved to Roswell where he retired as a manager from the Pecos Valley Feed Yard.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory and Campbell Funeral Home in Spur, Texas. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.