Beryl Harris died April 26, 2019

Beryl 'Cowboy' Harris

Beryl 'Cowboy' Harris

Beryl Harris, better known as simply “Cowboy,” went to his heavenly home April 26, 2019. Cowboy was born July 25, 1943, in Clyde, Texas.

Beryl was born to be a cowboy, and, true to his calling, he spent the first 20 years of his adult life as a cowboy for Swenson Land and Cattle Co. of Stamford, Texas. He loved this way of life, always grateful to his Lord for the privilege of being a cowboy. During this time, he acquired his knowledge of horses and Mother Nature and formed lasting bonds with his working partners, especially Toosa, Foot, and Banjo.

In 1985, he married his soulmate and, shortly thereafter, moved to the mountains of northern New Mexico, where he worked for a while on a guest ranch. There, he was truly in his element as his adventurous spirit blended seamlessly with the high, rugged mountains.

Beryl was always so at home with Mother Nature and her critters. In 2006, he moved back to Texas and settled in the Hill Country.

Here, he spent the last 12 years working for Pecan Creek Ranch. Cowboy’s “what you see is what you get” attitude, along with his own version of Cowboy Logic and Justice, endeared him to the hearts of many people. He was truly “one of a kind.”

The good Lord graced this world with Cowboy’s presence for 74 years, and his passing will leave an enormous void in the lives of his family, friends, and sweetheart of 34 years. By the same token, heaven will never be the same now that Cowboy has arrived. He will be sorely missed!

Cowboy is survived by his wife, Connie; daughters, Tammie Coffman and husband Terry of Clyde and April McEwen of Haskell; son, Edward Harris of Stamford; stepdaughter, Tamra Cotton and husband Mike of Clyde; stepson, Van Whitworth and wife Marie of Flower Mound; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; sister Gail Martin of Abilene; and brother-in-law Jerry Harris of Ranger.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruby and J.B. Harris; grandson Tanner Whitworth; sisters Laverne Harris and Anita Kaye Cunningham; and brothers, Dean Harris, John Harris, and Paul Harris

Visitation will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chapel, 307 E. Sandstone in Llano, (325) 247-4300. A funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Llano Cowboy Church with the Rev. Stacey Nobles officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Doc Sutton, Mike Steelman, Billy Christopher, Herman Honig, Jimmy Simpson, Rick Oestreich, Mark Sagebiel, and Jacob Nobles. Burial will follow at Llano City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Llano Cowboy Church, P.O. Box 177, Llano, TX 78643.

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