Michael Ray Harris

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October 3, 1951 ~ April 24, 2024

Born in: Fort Worth, Texas
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Michael Ray Harris. Born on October 3rd, 1951 at Carswell Air Force Base, Michael peacefully departed from this world on April 24th, 2024.

Michael was a talented musician and guitar player, known for his passion for all things Southwest. He was a kind-hearted soul who never met a stranger, and his genuine warmth touched the lives of all who knew him. An avid fly-fisherman, Michael found solace in nature and enjoyed creating his own fly lures to use on his fishing adventures. His love for sports, particularly softball, was evident in his enthusiastic play on the field.

Throughout his career, including his time in college, Michael found fulfillment as a commercial artist, showcasing his creativity and talent in his work. He was a true artist in every sense of the word, bringing beauty and innovation to everything he created.

Michael is survived by his wife Rae-Ann, son Chris, and his beloved puppy Skye. Together with his large extended family, they shared many cherished memories and experiences.

Michael will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. May his spirit live on in the hearts of those who loved him. Rest in peace, Michael Ray Harris.

No services are planned at this time; in lieu of flowers a donation in his name may be made to the American Liver Foundation. https://liverfoundation.org

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  1. Sorry To hear that my friend and fellow co-worker has passed away. My deepest reguards and prayers to Rea-Ann and Chris.

  2. I always referred to Mike as my Birthday Brother, because we shared the same birthday. He was a kind a very sweet person. Rest in peace. We will all miss you. Linda McFadden

  3. At Garrett High School I knew who Michael was, but I was probably invisible to him in my gangly, awkward state. I recall observing him from a distance–never sharing a conversation.

    Over the years we all got older, and familiar names popped up occasionally on Facebook as school reunions came and went.

    In retirement I made the decision to pursue pottery as a craft. Early into my journey to clay I found myself pondering the all-to-common dilema of creating to satisfy the paying customer versus the creative muse.

    One day Michael responded to my situation with the most beautiful, encouraging words emphasizing the importance of staying true to my creative self, following my heart and finding joy in this new found medium. In the moment, tears crawled down my cheek in gratitude for his words–words from a virtual stranger, but bound as Falcons. May your spirit fly skyward, Michael, knowing you lived a life of consequence.

  4. I have fond memories of working side by side with Mike in the art department at Federal sign. He was very creative and helped me learn sign design. He made me laugh too. He acted as my big brother at work, offering experience and support. This world will miss his big heart. Love to Rae Ann and Chris.

  5. I have so many good memories of Mike. We hunted, fished, and played softball together. He always was fun during these events. He treated Lynda so well when they worked together at Federal Sign and made her feel comfortable working there. I am blessed to have known him. My thoughts go out to Rae Ann and Chris!

  6. Sorry very to hear that my friend and fellow co-worker has passed away. My deepest condolences
    And prayers to Rea-Ann and Chris. May you rest in peace Mike! Hopefully you’re playing your guitar and doing some great fly fishing up there!

  7. I’m soooo sorry for your loss. Didn’t knew him long but enough to know he was a sweet, caring gentleman that loved his family and sweet Skye. Every time I saw the garage open, I would stop and we shared our love for puppy dogs and gardening. Rest in peace Mike 🙏

    Please let me know if I can help with anything. I highly recommend going to Grief Share @ Lake Church. It helped me a lot during my difficult time. or…. If you just need to talk, you know where I live.

  8. Annie and Chris, we are so sorry for the heart ache with the passing of Michael and send our love and prayers. Mikey was our brother and we shared so many fun family adventures……camping….travels…..yahtzee games….and wonderful conversations. May your hearts be surrounded with love and prayers. As George Strait sang, “Oh, the last goodbye’s the hardest one to say: This is where the cowboy rides away” Godspeed Michael – All our Love!

  9. I was 8 years old, Annie, when you married Mike. Since then, he was another big brother to me. I have amazing memories of staying with you guys during some summers in Texas and Mike would give me courage to try new experiences like going with him on some crazy roller coasters and water slides. I remember being his sidekick to an Allman Bros. concert, some great trips to Granbury and going with you guys to some amazing Rangers games. Through it all, he entertained us, made us laugh, and was the best friend to our big sister. Mike, I can hear you, Pop, and our folks laughing and singing from heaven. We will take good care of your Annie and Chris for you.We love you and wish you Godspeed. Until we meet again in heaven- Janny

  10. I still cannot believe that you have left our world and journeyed to Heavenly Paradise. But I can Picture you crossing over the rainbow bridge to meet up with some of your beloved pets and then looking over your shoulder and giving us your big smile and a last wave. Mike, you had a big heart and always a true friend. So many of us enjoyed many years of working with you and witnessing your talent of design and even sometimes your song of music. We will all miss you and hope to see you again one day. Much love to Rae Ann, Chris and Skye .

  11. Mike always had a quick wit that made me laugh. Rae Anne and Chris, friends for whom I have always had such fond memories, I am praying for both of you, as you grieve immensely. Love you both, Carol

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