In Memory

Rush Harris

Rush Harris


Rush Crews Harris, M.D., 66, died Jan. 19, 2011, at his home on Terrapin Neck Road, Marshall, Texas. He was born in Marshall, Texas June 12, 1944, the son of Dr. James H. and Romelle Aycock Harris. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1962, from Southern Methodist University with a B.S. in 1966, and from University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio in 1970 with a M.D. After a Pediatric Residency at San Antonio, he served in the United States Army at West Point, N.Y. for two years. Following the service, he returned to Marshall where he joined in the practice of his father in pediatrics. In 1985 he married Virginia Tomlin. He retired from his medical practice in 2005. Dr. Harris was a member of the Harrison County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the American Medical Association. He was a fellow and a Diplomat of the American College of Pediatrics. Dr. Harris was also a partner of Harris and Tipton Land and Cattle Company and in earlier years was an enthusiastic cattleman. He was a lifelong avid reader. Dr. Harris was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Marshall and of Phi Delta Theta Social Fraternity. He is survived by his wife, Virginia of Marshall; and children, Fred of Kentwood, Mich., and Jim of Nashville, Tenn.; as well as step-sons, Gregory Bishop and Kevin Tomlin of Marshall; and seven grandchildren. Other survivors include his sister, Janie Harris Tipton of Grandbury; his brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Jim and Beverly Harris of Marshall; a niece and five nephews. Dr. Harris is also survived by the thousands of babies and children that he cared for during his thirty-five year pediatric practice. He was a kind and gentle man, a sweet man. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Garbs officiating under the direction of Downs Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Houston, Marshall, Texas 75670. Online condolences may be made to the family at Downs Funeral Home

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07/30/11 03:38 PM #1    

Lyra Carolyn Fugler (McCarty)

 I was deeply saddened to learn of Rush's death.   We were classmates from First to Twelth grade. My recollection is that I thought of him as my "boyfriend" in the second grade.  Can't remember why it didn't last. He beat me in a run for Stephen F. Austin Elementary Fire Marshall.  It was my first lesson in politics.  He was the honorable winner and gentlemen I always knew him to be and complimented me on a good race first thing after learning he won.   His father who was a Pediatrician became the delivering physician at my birth because our family physician was serving in the war front. My mother said he always called me "Lil' Pretty."  I took note that he also wore glasses. 

04/23/12 02:46 PM #2    

Narcie Moore (Crosby)

I have been looking through old pictures and remembering the good times and Rush was a part of many of them. You are missed, Rush.

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