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James Vernon Harris
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Birth: May 14, 1924
Death: Apr. 18, 2009

James V. Harris passed away peacefully in his sleep early Saturday morning, April 18th, at the age of 84 in Boerne, TX. James was born May 14th, 1924 on his family's farm in rural Corpus Christi, Texas. One of his favorite memories was of the day his Daddy came home with a pony for him from a neighboring farm. He attended school in the London community and was a graduate of Corpus Christi High School. He enlisted in the Navy in December of 1942 and his training included over forty aircraft carrier landings. As the war ended, he signed on for a shakedown tour on the new USS FDR carrier. After his Navy service, he returned to Texas and moved to the Rio Grande Valley to work as a cropduster and begin his own farming business. He married his wife of over sixty years, Joe Beth London, on July 3rd, 1948. In the 1950's they had two daughters, Linda and Trudy. James farmed for over fifty years in the Monte Alto and Edcouch area. James had a lifelong love of horses, cats and dogs. In the late 1960's, he developed a deep interest in horse training and breeding. In the early days, he raced his Quarter horses all over Texas. In later years, with his good friend, Ricardo Vallejo, he raced at Retama Park, Manor, Fredericksburg, Houston, and Dallas. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Harris and Mary Sims Harris Camp; sister, Loraine Crump; and daughter, Linda Cagle-Currie. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by those he is survived by including his wife, Beth Harris. James requested that there be no funeral services but a gathering in his honor was held in Boerne at A Long Stay at 137 Old San Antonio Rd. on Saturday, April 25th. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to Hill Country Animal League, First United Methodist Church Boerne, Gospel Cafe, or the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.
-Excerpt from the San Antonio Express News Obituary 
Created by: Marilyn Dahl
Record added: May 03, 2009
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James Vernon Harris
Added by: Marilyn Dahl
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Rest in heavenly peace.
- C A B
 Added: May. 3, 2009

- Marilyn Dahl
 Added: May. 3, 2009

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