Robert Owen "Buck" Harris III, JD '75, was born May 6, 1943 in Ft. Lewis, Washington and died on September 26, 2019 in Salado, Texas. He moved to Belton, Texas in the early 1950's with his mother, Myrtle Grace Harris and father, Robert Owen “Buck” Harris Jr. His father was one of Killeen's first attorneys, and established Harris Law Office, which is still located in downtown Killeen. Buck attended public school in Belton and Killeen, graduating from Killeen High School in 1961. He then went on to attend Baylor University, earning a double Bachelors in English and History in 1965.
Buck enlisted in the United States Army in 1967 and did two tours serving in Vietnam at the height of the Vietnam War. He was a true war hero and was the recipient of the following medals: the Silver Star, Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, Purple Heart, Bronze Star with V Device and One Oak leaf cluster, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Combat Infantryman Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, Army Commendation Medal, two Over Sea Service Bars and the National Defense Service Medal.
After serving in the military, Buck returned to Baylor and graduated with his Juris Doctorate in 1976. He joined Harris Law Office alongside his brother, Bill, Clay Peebles, and Frank Holbrook. Buck practiced law in Killeen until 2012, when he moved his office to Belton. He worked tirelessly across Central Texas, representing countless individuals in criminal and family matters in both District and Federal court. Additionally, Buck was active in the State Bar, serving as Bell County Bar President. He was a loving and vibrant husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Suzanne Harris; children and grandchildren Lee Harris, Courtney Harris and Samuel Humphreys, Amity and husband Matt, Austin, Georgia and Davis Coose, and Baine Brock; and a host of extended family. Buck was preceded in death by his parents Robert O. “Buck” and Grace Harris; wife Cindy Fitzhugh Harris; daughters Robin and Autumn Harris and brother Bill Harris.
Andrew Martin Miller was born on December 16, 1952 and passed away on Friday, September 27, 2019. He graduated from Atlanta High School in 1971 and was an outstanding track athlete. Martin served in the United States Army for 3 years and was honorably discharged in 1982. He was in private practice in Ft. Worth with a focus on Criminal & Juvenile justice. He was a member of the Texas Bar College.
Family: Margaret Fitts and husband, Wayne of Atlanta, Texas, nieces, Katy Shipp and husband, Randy of Haslet, Texas, Margaret Sopher of Washington, D.C., nephews, Andrew Fitts and wife, Stacy of New Boston, Texas, Peter Sopher of Boston, Massachusetts, and Philip Sopher of Washington, D.C.