Jack Harris was born in Pulaski, Va., on May 19, 1934, and graduated from Laurinburg High School in Lauringburg, N.C.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy
up-on graduation and retired from the Navy in 1972, after 20 years of service, with the rank of chief hospital corpsman. He spent 10 years as a medic with the U.S. Marines, serving two tours of duty during the Vietnam War
. He was very proud of his military service; a true patriot.
An exceptional golfer, after retirement from the Navy, he worked as a golf pro and teacher at Los Verdes Country Club, California. Upon moving to Tyler, he joined the Hilltop Country Club in Troup and eventually was employed with Hilltop.
Jack loved playing with his Saturday buddies and wonderful friends, Bob Brown, Les Langston, Gary Hamilton, Adrian McGlaun and Billy Cooper, and was still playing up until his illness.
He is survived by his brother, Alex Harris, of Rowlett; children, Pam Allen and Steve Harris, of California, Robin Ramos, of Hawaii; and his best friend, Genie Terry.
An informal memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Bullard.