Family of man killed in North Lubbock crash mourns passing

Published: Oct. 17, 2022 at 7:01 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 17, 2022 at 10:26 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A Lubbock woman is mourning her husband, after State Troopers say a drunk driver hit and killed him Friday in North Lubbock. 63-year-old Timothy Harr had pulled his tractor over into the barrow ditch to air up a tire, when he was hit and killed Friday afternoon. His wife, Deborah, says she feels she’s been robbed of more time with her soulmate.

Deborah and Tim fell in love nearly 20 years ago. She says he was kind at heart and was always taking care of others.

“The last three months have been like heaven, you know. It’s, we had gotten real close and then he started going to church with me and I just feel kind of robbed a little bit,” Harr said.

She remembers a time he went to help someone with car troubles at three in the morning, just before he had to be at work.

“And he said, how would you feel if you were that lady? He said somebody needed to save her. He was just always like that. He couldn’t say no because he felt like they needed him and that he was going to be there,” she said.

Tim had two sons before their relationship began, noting he’s always been a great father. When he married Deborah his family grew, becoming a stepfather and grandfather.

“He was like a dad to me. He was very protective and he’d go out and buy my mom flowers. He’d buy me flowers. He would always tell me, ‘cause I’ve had pretty bad relationships in my life, and he’d always tell me, ‘I’m gonna make sure that I buy you flowers,’” Tim’s stepdaughter Jennifer Anderson said.

Deborah says Tim struggled with drug addiction for several years, but went to rehab and changed his life. He’s been clean for the last five years. While she feels robbed, Deborah says she’s forgiven the young woman involved in the crash.

“God gives us many chances and God loves us so much, and I love that little girl that killed my husband, you know. And I feel like she needs another chance to be able to change her life,” Harr said.

Anderson set up a GoFundMe for her mom. She says it’s not to help with funeral expenses, but to help make sure her mom is financially secure in the days to come. She says Tim would want to know Deborah will be taken care of.

“My mom had a stroke three years ago and I’m scared that she’s going to get super stressed trying to figure everything out, and how’s she going to pay the part that Tim paid, and take care of this and take care of that. I wanted it to take some stress off of her,” Anderson said.