Donnie Dean Harris

donnie harris

February 25, 1946 ~ February 6, 2021

Donnie Dean Harris, 74, of Normangee, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 6, 2021 surrounded by his wife and children. Family will great friends and guests during a time of visitation from 2:00 to 4:00pm Saturday February, 27, at First Baptist Church Normangee. Services are in the care of Cozart Funeral Home.

Donnie was born February 25, 1946, in Parkersburg, West Virginia, to Oral and Maxine Harris. He has lived in Normangee since 1977 after moving from Emhouse, Texas. He retired from Verizon after 30 years, then opened DH Electrical in Normangee where he served the community’s needs for many years. Donnie was also a proud veteran of the U.S. Airforce during the Vietnam era.

Donnie was passionate about his work and loved what he did. He also loved living in Normangee and was an active member of the community. He was someone people knew they could call on for help and was always willing to lend a hand. Donnie enjoyed spending time with his many friends, family, and his dogs Bonz and Dory.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the many community members who called to offer comfort and brought food to help with meals during this difficult time.

Donnie was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Betty Crites.

Survivors include his loving wife of almost 53 years, Pamela Harris; son, Matthew (Jame) Harris of San Antonio; daughter, Melissa (Chris) Magnussen of Pearland; brother, Ed Harris; twin sister, Donna (Floyd) Dowler; six grandchildren, Hope, Jordan, Aiden, and Brendan Harris, and Caleb and Shelby Magnussen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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  1. Pam and family,
    I was sad to hear of Don's death. He was so nice to work with when I was playing at FBC and he was song leader. He also helped us so much with electrical work on our big house there. I thought a lot of him and will miss knowing he's not there.
    Joe Mac Poteet

  2. Dear Pam, please know that your classmates of the Class of 65 are praying for you and your family. We love you. Words cannot express the response to a loss like this. Love you. Suzy

  3. One thing I've always known both as a little girl and now as a grown woman is that my Uncle Don Harris was and always will be the best Uncle that a girl could ever have. My heart feels so heavy knowing that my Uncle Harris has passed on and will always hold a very special place in it for him. As for you Aunt Pamela and cousins Melissa and Matthew you are loved by me just as much as my Uncle and if there's anything I can do to help you through these hard times please make sure and let me know and I am here for you anytime! Rest In Peace Uncle Harris I love you. 💘?

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