Henry T. "Hank" Harris

May 03, 1938 - June 04, 2021

Henry T.

Henry T. “Hank” Harris, of Beaumont, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, June 4, 2021, at Harbor Hospice. He was born on May 3, 1938, in Mercedes, Texas, and grew up in San Antonio where he met his wife of 54 years, Kathy Sullivan Harris. Hank had a successful career and was a wonderful father, grandfather, and friend. Throughout his life, Hank was an avid outdoorsman. In his younger days, he enjoyed hunting, skeet shooting, and fishing. He played golf as frequently as he could and made many memories with his golfing buddies. Hank also enjoyed gardening and took great pride in his yard. As an active, founding member of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, Hank participated in many ministries and was always willing to serve.

Survivors include his children, Molly Raiford and her spouse, Karen McAlister and Laurie Kolp and her husband, Peter, all of Beaumont; grandchildren, David Raiford II, Matthew Raiford and his wife, Jennifer, Sarah Raiford and her partner, Francisco Avila, Katie Kolp, Andrew Kolp, and Nicholas Kolp; great-grandchildren, Henry Raiford and Elizabeth Raiford; best friend and companion, Rose Durke; and Max, his beloved dog.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Kathy Harris; mother, Eva Streckfus Harris; and sister, Estelle Kellmann.

A gathering of Mr. Harris' family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, June 6, 2021, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 7, 2021, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont. His interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas, 2780 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703.

Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Corona Virus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Sunday, June 06, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Sunday, June 06, 2021
6:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
6825 Gladys Beaumont, TX 77706
Monday, June 07, 2021
10:00 a.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (6)

  • mary ann shumaker

    07 June 2021 at 14:17 | #

    Hank was a special person, George loved playing golf with him. . May he rest in the peace arms of Jesus.


  • Lil Bothel

    06 June 2021 at 16:52 | #

    What a sweet and kind man. He was always helping others. I will miss his smile.


  • Linda/Jim Sachitano

    05 June 2021 at 17:53 | #

    Laurie and all the family, we are so sorry for the loss of your father. We will miss seeing him at Mass at St. Jude. Prayers for all of you.


  • Diane Cannon

    05 June 2021 at 17:27 | #

    What a special friend!


  • The Skelton’s

    05 June 2021 at 14:02 | #

    Hank was such a God fearing man. He served Him continuously and was a good example to all. We will miss him so much.


  • Kelly Collier

    05 June 2021 at 00:03 | #

    Prayers for you and your family.


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