Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Sunday, the world lost a great man. My Grandfather, Rufus Harris, Sr. passed away after an extended illness. Although I didn't see him that often, the impact that he had on my life has been tremendous. A country boy to the core, my grandfather was a hard worker and had a very tenacious mindset about life. Over the years he had suffered many illnesses that most would have found debilitating, but through it all, he continued to persevere.

As a child, I remember visiting my grandparents and always picking up nuggets of knowledge that have guided me through life. From stories about our family, to learning about farming and cattle, I learned many valuable tools and life lessons from my grandfather. It's interesting how things that I had tucked away in the recesses of my mind, bubble up periodically. I will always cherish the memories that I have of him and am so very thankful that he was my grandfather.

Rufus Harris, Sr., Thank you for just being you & you will always live forever in my heart.

April 11, 1927 - October 28, 2012


  1. What a lovely tribute. May God bless you and your family. Im sure he was very proud of you and all that you have accomplished. You and your family are in my thoughts!

  2. This was beautiful. I am so sorry for your loss and you and your family are in my prayers.

  3. Bless you Parker!!!! What a great way to honor him... May his memories continue to LIVE on!!!!! ~God Bless