Harold Ray Hiroms
Harold was born in Crockett, Texas on July 29, 1941, a 5th generation Texan. Son of Alma Faye and Raymond Henry Hiroms. He had two younger sisters, Janice Marie and Barbra Ann. Harold attended Austonio Public Schools in Austonio, Texas until their closure in his senior year. He graduated from Crockett High School in Crockett, Texas in 1958.
Harold worked for Houston County Electric Cooperative and married Geneva Nell starling in June 3, 1961 with whom he was married for the next 55 years. There after he was called to duty with the United States National Guard. Where he was discharged a SSG-E6 in company B, 5th battalion, 112th Armor. In 1962.
While serving in the military, a son, Michael Ray Hiroms was born. He returned to Crockett to resume his career at the cooperative where he worked for the next 19 years. In 1964 another son, Randall Keith Hiroms was born.
In 1976 Harold took a job working in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia as electrical supervisor for Arabian American Oil Company. There he remained until Nov. of 2000. Harold then returned to operate and co-own an electrical contract business in Hot Springs, Arkansas in 1982. He left hot springs in 1984 and moved to Bastrop, Texas where he worked as division manager of Blue Bonnet Electric Cooperative.
In 1989 he left Bastrop and returned to Saudi Arabia where he remained until his retirement in Nov. of 2000.
Harold returned to Bastrop County where he spent time between at home and the small tree farm in Kennard, Texas.
Harold died in the care of family and hospice Thursday, September 15, 2016.
Harold was well thought of and loved by all who knew him world-wide. Harold actively participated in the Elks Lodge, the Masonic Lodge and American Legion Post #0533.
He enjoyed playing dominoes with his friends and was renowned as a completive player. Harold also won many trophies and carried a 3 hcp as a cross handed golfer. Harold was an avid outdoorsman, whether it was hunting, fishing, skeet shooting or just mowing pastures.
Harold raised cattle, enjoyed farming and ranching activities and spending time with family and friends. He will be missed.
Memorial services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, September 24, 2016 at creek Baptist church. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society.