12/26/2012 

FORMER BPAA CEO DON HARRIS PASSES AWAY AT 60

 

FORMER BPAA CEO DON HARRIS PASSES AWAY AT 60

 

 

Don Harris, former executive director of BPAA, passed away Sunday, December 23 from complications after suffering a stroke the previous Tuesday.  He was 60. 

 

Don headed the BPAA from January 1996 - September 1999 after serving as head of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association.  During his tenure Don assembled BPAA staff, grew membership, replenished financial reserves, and strengthened the Quality Connection (group purchasing) program.  He is also credited with breathing new life into International Bowl Expo, breaking attendance records and taking it from just an annual convention and making it the premier bowling industry event.

 

Don was a Texan by birth, graduating from the University of North Texas with a BBA in Journalism.

 

He is survived by his mother, Joyce Harris; brother, Bob Harris and wife, Joan; daughter, Macy Workman and husband, Chris; son, Jonathan Harris; and one grandson, Jonah Workman.

 

Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Jaynes Memorial Chapel. Funeral services are 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 28, 2012, at The Grace Place, Duncanville Church of Christ, 402 West Danieldale, Duncanville, TX.  A private family-only burial will follow the service.  

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pioneer Bible Translators, Dallas, TX, or Christian Care Center, Mesquite, TX.

 

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