Don Harris

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He passed away on July 29, 2016. Harris was born February 24, 1933, in Chillicothe, Texas, to Bill and Erma Harris. He attended school at Ropesville and Levelland. He was a graduate of Texas Tech University. Harris was an appraiser, holding membership in the Appraisal Institute, the Counselors of Real Estate, the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, and the Institute of Business Appraisers. He was past president of the Texas Plains Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, Lubbock Association of Realtors, and State Director of the Texas Association of Realtors. He was Salesman of the Year the first year in business and Realtor of the Year three years later. He taught appraisal courses and real estate at Texas Tech, for the Appraisal Institute and for other organizations. He received the Distinguished Contributor award from the Association of Realtors. He recently was honored with a 60 year pin by the Lubbock Board of Realtors which is the first one ever presented. He was a member of the National Guard. He was a member of Toastmasters and a Paul Harris fellow of the Rotary Club. He has served on the Texas Tech Foundation Board, was member of Chancellors Council, a board member of the Chamber of Commerce. He was founder of The All But One Club of Texas Tech. He and Barbara were responsible for cotton being designated as the State Fiber and Fabric of Texas and a Cotton Boll being placed on a State license plate. He was honored with the Volunteer of the Year award by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce in 1998. He established a scholarship endowment in the Business Department at Texas Tech. A recent passion has been his work as a Board Member for the Bayer Museum of Agriculture. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Barbara; son, Brad Harris (Adrienne Flohr) of Ropesville, daughter, Tracey Harris of Dallas, son, Bobby Greenhill (Nancy) of Lubbock, son, Jeff Greenhill of San Angelo, daughter, Lori Greenhill (Doyce Ewing) of Lubbock; eight grandchildren Blake Harris, Molly Harris, Brook Kruger, Josh Greenhill (Sanjana), Garrett Davee, Shelby Davee, Rachael Davee; former wife Carol Bradford, Dallas and sister, Lutine Hatley, Columbia, Missouri. His parents, Bill and Erma Harris preceded him in death. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Bayer Museum of Agriculture, P. O. Box 505, Lubbock, TX 79408.


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