Herman Harris, age 79, of Choctaw, Ark., passed away Saturday evening Feb. 9, 2013. He was born Jan. 5, 1934, in Memphis, Texas. He grew up on a cotton farm in the Memphis, Texas, area. When he was 19, he joined the Air Force and served his country in the Korean War. After his discharge he lived in Little Rock, Ark., where he met the love of his life, Mildred. While they lived in Little Rock, Herman worked as a mechanic and a truck driver. He also enjoyed racing cars with his friends at I-30 Speedway in Benton. After moving to Clinton, he worked as a mechanic and school bus driver. He also served Van Buren County as a deputy sheriff for 10 years. He later drove a truck for G&H from which he retired. He also was a faithful member of Formosa Church of Christ where he served as a elder and led singing for many years.
Herman was preceded in death by his parents, T.C. and Thola Harris, and sister Elizabeth Ivy. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mildred; son Gary Harris of the home; daughter Patricia (Bobby) Hartwick of Damascus; grandson Bradley Hartwick of Damascus (fiancee Myranda); granddaughter Cassie Hartwick of Damascus; and four sisters, Myrtle Helm of Childress, Texas, Fern Swindell of High Land Village, Texas, Sue Baldwin of Brady, Texas, and Jimmie Lee (Bobby) Howe of Lake Port, Calif. Herman was a loving husband, father, and papa. He will be greatly missed.
Visitation was Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Formosa Church of Christ in Formosa. Pallbearers will be Bradley Hartwick, James Story, J.B. Story, Gerald Bonds, Bob Belonie, and Robert Esterline. Interment will follow at Culpepper Cemetery. Arrangements are by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Clinton. Online guest book: rollerfuneralhomes.com.