Richard Keith Harris

February 10 1990

Age 26, Georgetown (north of Austin), AIDS

Keith Harris, 26, of Georgetown died Feb. 10 in Austin.

Services were held Feb. 12 in the Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Georgetown
with Rev. Harold Shirley officiating. Burial was in the Turnersville
Memorial Cemetery in Turnersville.

Born Feb. 23, 1963 in Waco, he was the son of Al and Wanda Harris of
Georgetown. He was a resident of Georgetown for 22 years. He was a student.

Survivors include: his parents; one brother, Mike Harris of San Marcos;
paternal grandmother, Nola Bell Pruitt of Gatesville; and maternal
grandmother, Edith Faris of Gatesville.

Obituary information submitted by Dave Martin, who added these comments:

Keith died from AIDS-related complications. I spoke with his mother, Wanda, by phone in early 2004 after finally locating a phone number. She verified cause of death. She told me that she was holding his hand when he passed.

Keith was my first lover, and I acquired HIV from him in September 1986. I met him at The Crossing, a bar in Bryan, Texas - it was an offshoot of the bar of the same name in Austin. Keith had been a mobile home salesman by day, and worked the lights for the drag show at the bar at night.

Sadly, I never had a photograph of him. The only photo I have is of his grave marker, which I took on his birthday in 2005. I like to believe he’d be amused by the pair of phalluses on his gravestone.