Friday, December 31, 2010

Fay Harris, Jr., United States Navy Veteran

Fay Harris, Jr. was born on February 23, 1947 in Temple, Texas and passed away on December 17, 2010, at the age of 63, in a Temple hospital.

Fay grew up in Temple, attended Dunbar High School, entered the United States Navy, and served his country from 1967 to 1978, including a tour of duty in Vietnam.

Funeral services were held on December 23 at the Branford/Dawson Funeral Home in Temple. The family and friends then accompanied the hearse to the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Killeen, Texas interment with military honors.

When they arrived, they were greeted by fifty American flags blowing briskly in the Texas wind, and the Patriot Guard Riders. The Riders formed a line of flags around the committal shelter as military honors were rendered by the United States Navy Honor Guard.

The Navy bugler played taps, and the flag that draped the casket was folded into the traditional triangle and presented to the family on behalf of the President of the United States and the Chief of Naval Operations, as a symbol of our appreciation for Fay’s service to this Country and a grateful nation.

Fay Harris, Jr. was then laid to rest on the gentle sloping plain of the cemetery as the American flag flew at half-staff at the top of the hill in his honor.

Left to cherish his memory are two daughters, a son, two brothers, three sisters and two grandchildren.

With thanks to the Temple Daily Telegram for biographical information and to Amanda McCurdy Carter for photographs.

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