|Birth: ||Jun. 21, 1929|
|Death: ||Dec. 29, 2007|
Baylis Harriss Laramore
KERRVILLE — Baylis Harriss Laramore, 78, of Kerrville, TX, passed away on December 29, 2007, at his residence. Harriss was born on June 21, 1929, in Galveston, Texas to Dr. Herbert and Dorothy Laramore. He was the grandson of Loula Curtis Harriss and Baylis Earle Harriss, mayor of Galveston in the 1920s and partner in the cotton brokerage Harriss, Irby and Vose. In 1952 he graduated with a Bachelors of Art from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. After college he joined the Air Force and was a lieutenant at Lackland in San Antonio from 1952 to 1954. Harriss married Jacquelin Thornton of Galveston in 1954. In 1955, he attended Southern Methodist University and did graduate work in geology. In 1956 he joined Humble Oil and Refining Company (now known as Exxon). From 1967 to 1983, while Harriss worked as a Geologist, he and his family lived in Australia, Indonesia, Burma and England. After returning to the US, Harriss continued working for Exxon in Houston, Texas until he retired in 1992. Harriss and Jacquelin were married for 40 years until her death in 1994. In 1995, he moved to Kerrville, Texas.
Harriss was preceded in death by his parents, wife and sister Dorothy Currie of Houston, Texas. He is survived by his son Baylis Laramore, Jr. and his wife Kim, his daughter Susan Hill and her husband Richard and two granddaughters Allison and Emily Laramore.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Galveston, Texas on Sunday, January 20, 2008, at 2 p.m. Since Harriss loved rescued animals, the family is asking in lieu of flowers, to please donate to the following animal rescue charities: Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch (for dogs), 966 Echo Hill Rd, Medina, TX 78055 or Halteman's Haven (for cats), c/o VCA Route 12 Animal Hospital, 3607 N Buckner Blvd, Dallas, TX 75228. Condolences may be sent at www. grimesfuneralchapels.com.
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Jacquelin Thornton Laramore (1931 - 1994)*
Galveston Memorial Park
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Record added: Oct 13, 2011
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