Thomas "Tom" Roy Harris, Sr.

July 8, 1939 - April 30, 2015


Thomas (Tom) Roy Harris Sr. 75, was born in Goldonna, LA on July 8, 1939 and transferred into the presence of Jesus on April 30, 2015.  Tom was a resident of DeRidder, LA.  He loved to hunt, fish, play golf and watch birds.  He gave guided tours for bird watching. Tom served people in many ways.  He helped disadvantaged individuals.  He worked at God’s Food Box and served faithfully for many years at First Baptist Church of DeRidder.  At First Baptist he was a deacon, Sunday School teacher and Vacation Bible School worker.  He loved to sing about his Lord Jesus.  Tom sang in both the Celebration Choir and Joy Singers at First Baptist. Tom received his bachelor’s degree in forestry from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA.  He also studied at Northwestern State University and LSU.  Most of Tom’s professional career was spent with Boise Cascade. The best way to describe Tom is to say he was loving, serving and caring.  He was also very sharp and witty.


Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Ernest Harris of Goldonna and  LeMee Meek Harris of Reidheimer, LA; son, Glenn Morgan Harris of Sweeney, TX. Tom is survived by his wife, Mary Morgan Harris of DeRidder; son, Thomas Roy Harris Jr. and wife, Becky of Lewisville, TX; daughter-in-law, Jamie Harris of Sweeney, TX; grandchildren, Taylor LeMee Harris, Mary Kaitlin Harris and Hannah Elizabeth Harris of Lewisville, TX, Reese Cook of  Lewisville, TX and Colton Cook of San Antonio, TX; brother, Ernest Glynn Harris and wife Kay of Ruston, LA; and sister, Linda Harris DuPree and husband Roy of Goldonna, LA.


Visitation will be held Friday, May 1, 2015 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA.  Funeral service is Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 10:00am at First Baptist Church of DeRidder.   Burial will follow at Cooper Cemetery in DeRidder, LA.  Rev. Lindsey Burns will officiate.

Thomas "Tom" Roy Harris, Sr.