Harley Usry

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Harley Thomas Usry died on November 28, 2017 at the age of 89. Born in La Feria, Texas to Tom and Julia Usry he spent his early childhood working at the family café serving meals to farm workers and railroad crews. Harley was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Robert, his sister Dorothy and Virginia May Johnson, his wife of 58 years.

Harley enlisted in the US Navy, with time spent in Korea and the Philippines. There he worked on various Lockheed 2V-2 and 2V-3 aircraft used in anti-submarine warfare.

After the Navy he returned to Houston to join the International Longshoreman’s Union, retiring after a three-decade career as a clerk and checker at the Port of Houston.

In 1958 Harley and Virginia adopted twins Lee and Linn, and their lives changed forever. Many years of travel, camping, fishing, hunting, Cougar football games and later three wonderful grandchildren kept his life busy.

Lee and his wife Cathy, a granddaughter Sarah and her husband Chad Ellis of Austin survive Harley. Linn’s family includes her husband Jim and their sons Matthew and Ryan of Silver Spring, MD

The family is forever indebted to the staff at Colonial Oaks Pasadena Assisted Living Center, Harley’s home for the past nine years. They also want to thank those at Grace Hospice for their loving care in the final days.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrating at 6:30pm., Friday, December 1, at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church. A private burial will be held at Rosewood Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to a church of personal choice or the St. Clare of Assisi Music Ministry, 3131 El Dorado Blvd., Houston, Texas 77059.