John W. Harris, 80, was born on January 12, 1943, and passed away on June 12, 2023. John joined the Navy as a Firefighter later transferring to the Army. While in the Army he served in Vietnam with the 14th Field Artillery. After retiring from the Army he joined the Lampasas Sheriff's Department where he started as a Jailer and worked his way to retiring as Sergeant. Once he retired from the Sheriff's Department John became the Chief of Police for the City of Lometa, later becoming Constable for Precinct 2&3. As he retired from a long career in law enforcement he embarked on a new career with Gemstone Contractors where he performed fiber optic line location. While John continued to stay busy he loved his children and grandchildren to no end. It was not uncommon for Pa to drop in and say "is coffee on" as he came in the door as he changed the TV to FOXX News. He was always taking care of those around him and finding an odd job to help them out or dropping off treats to the girls at the bank. The grandkids always knew he had treats for them so one of their favorite games was "what did you bring me?" He is survived by his wife, Nita Bessent Harris of Lometa; children, John W. Harris II of Copperas Cove, Venice D'Carole Harris of Kempner, Jon-Paul Harris (Jennifer) of Lampasas, and Hunter Harris (Ashly) of San Antonio, Joy Terhune (James) of Connecticut, Mark Lackey (Annelore Stroobants) of Zichem Belgium; grandchildren, Ryan Mutter (Nikki), John W. Harris III, Nichole S. Harris, Jonathan Harris, Kadi-Ann Harris, Hylan Born, Lindsey Born, Abigail Terhune, Annabelle Terhune, William John Terhune; great-grandchildren, Ashlynn Mutter, Freya Mutter, Lily M. Mutter; sisters, Gloria Jean Bearce, Penny Lindsey, Darlene Rollins. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Bell Harris and Annie Grace McGowin Harris; step-father, Logan Powell; brothers, Ben Leaprott, and Don Meadows; sister, Dorothy "Dottie" Harris and grandson, Levi Ivy. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to a special account set up at Cadence Bank benefiting the Lampasas High School Law Enforcement Program. Memorial services will be held at Sneed-Carnley Funeral Chapel on Friday, June 16, 2023, at 10:30 am with a visitation an hour prior. Interment will be private.