David Michael Harr, 49, died on Feb. 9 at Clements Hospital in Dallas.
He graduated from Gorman High School and attended Tarleton State University and owned David Harr & Associates, a successful design business.
Harr is survived by his parents, Donald William and Freida Katherine (Smith) Jenkins; brothers and sisters, Don Allen Jenkins and his wife Sheila Jenkins, Scott Harr, Tommy Eric Jenkins and his wife Tammy R. Jenkins, Kristi Michelle Erica Trimble, Jeannie Harr Arbogast, Ashley Erin Arrilda Renee Hamilton; 13 nieces and nephews, and seven great-nieces and –nephews, as well as many friends.
A memorial service was set for 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 8000 E. Miller Road, Rowlett.
Funeral services for Nye Cooper, 41, were set to take place at Celebration Worship Center, 3231 Highway 27 South in Sulphur, La., on Friday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. Memorials in his honor can be made to the church or to the American Cancer Society.
Sue Loncar, founder of the Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, will hold a local memorial service later this month. Details have yet to be determined.
Cooper, a talented actor who stepped away from the spotlight several years ago after his health deteriorated, died Monday night, Feb. 9, from complications following a long illness.
A Louisiana native, Cooper — the fourth recipient of Dallas Voice’s Actor of the Year honors — had been in hospice care in North Texas since the previous week, surrounded by his family.
Cooper grew up in DeQuincy, La., and graduated from McNeese State University in Lake Charles. After graduation, he performed in the long-running outdoor musical Texas in Palo Duro County. In the mid-1990s, he moved to Dallas, and quickly became known for his dry humor and acting talents.
He stopped performing as well, though his friends in the theater will long recall his legacy.
“Nye did shows with Jeff [Rane] and me when we were both actors — before we formed Uptown Players,” says Craig Lynch, who co-produced Sordid Lives with Cooper during the company’s inaugural season. One of his co-stars was Wilson.
“The first time I saw him was when we were both auditioning for Sordid Lives — he was so gorgeous and so talented,” she said. She was so impressed, she cast Cooper to portray John Wilkes Booth in her play Perchance. Later, Wilson rewrote her play The Ladies Room, renaming it Dim All the Lights, with Cooper in mind. It was one of his singular achievements.
Cooper will long be remembered for performing the role of Crumpet in David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries at several theaters across North Texas, including WaterTower and Contemporary Theatre of Dallas. He was nominated for a Leon Rabin Award for his performance.
“His range, both dramatic and comic, was beyond anything I had seen in Dallas,” Wilson said. “His humanity and professionalism and devastating sense of humor gave me joy.”
Henry “Alan” Morgan, 59, died suddenly Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. He was born in Camden, Ark., on Feb. 18, 1955. His parents and two siblings as well as his beloved dogs, Dawson and Preston, preceded him in death.
Morgan was a graduate of Southern State College in Magnolia, Ark., with bachelors degrees in both business administration and certified public accounting. He was employed by Dallas Production Inc. as a joint interest accounting manager for over 20 years.
Morgan is survived by his husband of more than 20 years, Bill Potocki, and his dog and buddy, Bailey.
All who knew him loved him for his kind nature, thoughtfulness and his love of cooking. A memorial service is pending.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 13, 2015.