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My Old Man

Folks, we’re all good here. I hate to put our business all out in the open, but I thought y’all should know why I’m going to be out of stock for a bunch of stuff and why we’ll not be fulfilling orders on Monday. My old man passed away in our home on the 13th. It was a good death. He was surrounded by lots on grandbabies and lots of love and passed in the night. This man always ensured we had some woods nearby to play in and worked hard for his family. If you appreciate what I’m doing with Buck Rail you have him, in part, to thank. Please be patient with us while we mourn for him. I’ll be back at it on Tuesday.

There is so much that I could say, but I’ll just leave you with this obituary from my sister:

Terry Lee Harman, Sr., 69, resident of Santa Fe, Texas passed from this life, Wednesday, December 13, 2023. Terry was born in Galveston, Texas to parents Ted and Vera Harman on September 6, 1954. He was preceded in death by his mother and brother, Eric O’Neal. He was raised by his doting grandparents, Anthony and Vera Ollie, in Galveston, Texas. It was there he learned to garden, hunt, fish, crab golf and appreciate all the intricate beauties of God’s creation. He made an art of everything he did, including his lifelong career as a pipeline welder.

Terry took Don McLean’s words to heart: “I can still remember how that music used to make me smile and I knew if I had my chance that I could make those people dance and maybe they’d be happy for a while…”

He was a musician at heart and leaves behind a personal soundtrack to the lives of his loving family; his wife of 44 years, Kimberly Harman; daughters, Sheri Etheridge (Shawn), Julie Harman, Amanda Schanzer (Eric); sons, Daniel Harman, Shane Harman (Emily), Terry Harman Jr. (Jaime); sisters, Amanda McGuire, Christina Drewry; brothers, Randall Harman, David Harman, Johnathan Harman, and Teddy Harman; 18 grandchildren; as well as numerous extended family, friends and colleagues.”


Terry Jr

80 thoughts on “My Old Man

  1. RIP, very sorry for your loss thoughts & PRAYERS SENT

  2. The Greek writer Aeschylus wrote something that has stuck with me ever since I read it: “Even in our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until – in our own despair and against our will – wisdom comes through the terrible grace of god.”

    To be surrounded by loved ones, to know their love is true, and to pass peacefully in sleep; there is no better blessing this life can ultimately give in the end. May we all be so lucky. May the pain in your heart eventually be dulled and balanced by the wisdom of the love that your father gave you.

  3. Very sorry for your loss. What a very nice rememberance your sister wrote.

    I wish you and your family peace and strength.

  4. So very sorry for your loss. May God grant you His peace.

  5. When will you open sales again.

  6. Peace, to you and your family, Brother.

  7. Terry I’m very sorry for your loss. Though most of your customers don’t personally know you as well as myself. I’d like to give my condolences and respects to you and your family. May God and your father keep yall close at heart and watch over your loved ones with protection and great health. God bless yall

  8. I received the email with the news that Terry’s father left this world. I wanted to pass along my sincere condolences to Terry and his family.

  9. Praying for you and family. Good Lord only takes the best. We your customers got your back. Take care of your family.

  10. So sorry for your loss, may he rest in peace, God Bless!

  11. It is tough to lose a loved one. Lost my mother a few years ago on Christmas Eve day.
    Stay strong, time will heal.

  12. I have come to respect You and Yours through your Work & Work Ethics; I can see the “Apple didn’t fall far from the Tree”. In these cases, I would be a flat out hypocrite in telling You how sorry I am and how much I understand; every Man is a Universe and expresses Griefs/Duress in unique ways beyond our “Human” frailty. Let’s simply say, that in this, as in other righteous instances, We were/am/will be Solidary with both Family & Business.


  13. Sorry for your loss, but what a legacy, RIP

  14. You and your family are in my prayers.❤️

  15. My deepest sympathies, wishing you and family a very deep and sincere peace. Just found your website and ordered just last week and just happened to look at your blog.

  16. jr, you will miss him, i lost mine 30 years ago, and what gets me by is me and pops great relationship we had! i kiss his picture every morning before i leave for work and i tell him i wish we were going fishing today! stan

  17. Terry so sorry to hear about your father. The death of a loved one is never easy. Think of all the great times you shared together and that will ease some of the pain. Your family will be in my thoughts. Take care Terry.

  18. My heart goes out to your family Terry. Take care of yourself and them first and foremost. Thanks for all the amazing products you’ve come out with.

  19. My condoleance. May God give you and your family the strenght to deal with this great loss. Wishing you and your family all the best and May God bless you all.

    Kind regards,
    Vince ( a happy satisfy costumer)

  20. So sad for you and family at especially this time of year. I am 69 on Christmas day. Be glad for the memories you had as I lost dad @ 55 yrs when I was 14 and Mom 6 yrs. later. God bless you and Family.

  21. Oh my heartfelt condolences your family , prays and heavens family await .

  22. I’m sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself and your family.

  23. Bless your dad Terry,and all of your family.our heart is with you

  24. My condolences. May your family gather strength from each other.

  25. Sincere condolences on your loss

  26. Sorry to hear of your dad passing will say a prayer for you and your family today the tears will be added to the river

  27. Thoughts and prayers are with you my friend. Sorry for your loss.

  28. Sounds like your Dad was a great guy, Father. Make Him proud. Hugs

  29. Sorry for Your Loss , My His Memory Be Eternal !

  30. So sorry for your loss. My condolences for you and your family.

  31. Sorry for your loss .take care

  32. Sorry for your loss … 🙏

  33. You and your family have our condolences.

    Losing a patriarch can sometimes be devastating, however being surrounded by so much love and affection couldn’t be rivaled by anything else.

    Another elder goes to rest.

  34. So sorry and you are in my prayers Terry. I lost by beloved father 5 years ago. God always has a plan for the faithful.

  35. So sorry for your loss, our condolences to the bereaved family..

  36. Prayers for you and your family.

  37. My most sincere and deepest condolences to you and yours 🙏.

  38. God bless you, Terry, and your family. Your dad sounds like a great guy. You must have wonderful memories of him to enjoy and many of his life lessons to share with your family. May he rest in peace. ~ Linda Darnall

  39. My condolences to you and family from

  40. Terry – Sorry for your loss.

    Its important now and forever that you keep yours Dads memories alive. My Dad passed away in 1990 and I can tell you that there isn’t a day that I don’t think of him. I’m sure you’ll be doing the same.

    Be strong and God Bless

  41. Terry so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts ar with you and your family.

  42. So sorry for your loss. Family first!.

  43. Sorry to hear about your Dad passing. My Mom went to meet the Lord in October. You are in my prayers along with your family in the your time of grief.

  44. Thoughts and prayers are with you my friend, take care and take all the time you need

  45. sending my condolences And prayer for you and your family

  46. So sorry for the passing of your dad Terry. Prayers from South Carolina to you and your family.

  47. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family

  48. Sorry for your family’s loss. I lost my old man this past March. It leaves a hole.

  49. I’m so sorry !!

  50. My condolences and prayers 🙏🙏🙏 are with you and your family.

  51. I pray that God covers you and your family! My deepest condolences!

  52. Sorry for your loss 🙏

  53. What a wonderful obituary.
    So sorry for your loss.
    My prayers go out to you and yours.

    Bless 🌿🕊

  54. May God blessed his soul and blessed you and your family good health to go through this journey of life…that we all have to go through. My condolences🙏

  55. I am so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. May God bless you and your family during this time.


  56. Thank you for sharing such a personal loss.

  57. So sorry for your loss, you have my deepest condolences and may he rest in peace.

  58. My best to you and the family through this time .

  59. Touched by you honoring you Dad in such a way. Continue to honor his memory.
    Jerahmy, a customer.

  60. I’m so sorry for your loss Terry and Family. God Bless you all 🙏🙏🙏

  61. May your father rest in peace. God bless

  62. Thoughts are with you. Sounds like a great Dad. Praying for your loss and your family.

  63. So sorry to hear about your dad Terry. He sounded like a great man. I bet he was very proud.

  64. So sorry…prayers to you and your family

  65. My condolences on your loss.

  66. Terry, I’m very sorry for your loss.
    Be well and good luck with everything.

  67. Hi Terry this is old George from California I am sorry for family lost I will Continue to pray for you guys.
    I know it’s hard but I hope you have a very Merry Christmas.
    God bless my friend. You take it easy.
    You just think it’s in Jesus’s hands. And there was a reason why I took your dad home. So I can a God bless Merry Christmas. Happy new year brother to you and your family old george.

  68. Sorry for your loss , i am sure he will be missed . Take your time we can wait Family First .

  69. My condolences to you and your family. Take your time and heal as best you can. We will still be here when you get back.

    Tracy Roberts

  70. So sorry for your loss, may he rest in peace 🕊️

  71. It’s always best when they take their final rest in their own bed at home. That’s the definition of love and respect. So sorry for your family’s loss.

  72. I pray peace and comfort over you and the family, my condolences

  73. So sorry for your loss. Lost mine 9 years ago and will always miss him. Leave yourself time to deal with it. We can wait….

  74. Hey sorry about your lose , your old is in my prayers bro , God Bless

  75. My deepest condolences for your loss. Sounds like he was a wonderful man who made life good. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  76. Terry, So sorry for your loss. Our prayers will be with you and your family as you mourn your loss. Please don’t rush back, take the time you need to deal with your loss, we’ll all be here when you return! God Bless!

  77. very sorry for you loss,but now hes in a better place with the lord,may you and yours stay strong during this time..god bless

  78. Good description of a great life!
    I remember when my Dad died, I was in my 20s, and as a close friend predicted, for about the first year his memories would unexpectedly sorta overpower me, kinda like a sneaker ocean wave. ‘Glad you and yours have good memories!
    As the song says, he “took his Chevy to the levy” one last time.

  79. Condolences, ARC in Heaven! Welder

  80. Prayers on their way. May you all enjoy the celebration of that man’s love and his life.

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