DR. H.C. "Buck" Harris, resident of Acampo, passed away on October 25, 2012, at the age of 97, with his wife Mary by his side.
Dr. Harris was born on the 18th of September, 1915, in Vancouver, Washington. He served in the Navy during WW11. Graduating from Washington State University in 1952, he went on to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1952. He purchase first practice in Lodi CA, located on Ham Lane. He relocated to the present location in 1964, which today is run by his son, Hunter. Buck devoted his life to his practice, refusing to retire full time until the age of 93. He is a Charter Member of the Elk Lodge, serving of past Exulted Ruler for two years. He is also a member of the Polled Hereford Association, Lyons Club and a life member of the AVMA.
Dr Harris is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary and his children: Greg (Patti), Eileen (Tim), Erin (John), Cameron (Kathy) and Hunter (Robin), 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. His son Kirk (Valerie), joined him in heaven on October 29, 2012.
A celebration of life will be held in the month of February. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Foundation of San Joaquin County.