Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


April 21, 2014

Thomas Lee Harris Sr.

Thomas "Tom" Lee Harris Sr., resident of Corsicana, passed away on Saturday morning, April 19, 2014 at his residence with his family at his side at the age of 65. He was born Dec. 24, 1948 in Waco, Texas to Fay Coffield Harris and Jack Harris. He served his country in the United States Marine Corp. in Vietnam receiving the Purple Heart. For the past 28 years of his life he worked for Lide Industries in Mexia but he didn't just work for them, they were his family. Tom always said what he meant and meant what he said, and never went anywhere without his cowboy hat.

He is preceded in death by his parents Jack and Fay Harris.


Tom is survived by his wife Donna K. Harris of 44 years; daughter Becky Smith and husband Dennis of Corsicana, daughter Melinda Harris and Bill Reed of Corsicana, daughter Brenda K. Self of Corsicana and Benjie Cartwright of Mexia, and his only son, Thomas "Tommy Lee" Harris Jr. of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren, Samantha Suda and husband Atus, Aaron Dominic and wife Erie, Chance Harris, Reese Lowe and husband Eric, D.J. Medlin, Abigail Harris, Clayton Smith, Colton Smith, Cirstin Smith, Tamara Harris, Brooke Harris and Tony Harris; six great-grandchildren, Trenton, Ryan, Leanna, Isaiah, Shawn and Tanner and many other family members as well as friends he considered family.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Aunt Rhonda Whiteis for the support and care she provided to our Daddy in the last few days of his life.

Visitation with the family will be Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Bo Loftis officiating. Burial will follow with Military Honors at Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the Vietnam Veterans of Navarro County. 

An online guest book is available at

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


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