Harold H. Ham was born on January 13, 1934, to W.H. and Ines Ham in Channing, TX. Harold passed away at the age of 87 on March 17, 2021, in Dumas, TX. He grew up in the Middle Well community where he attended Middle Well School and went on to graduate from Dumas High School in 1950.
During this time, he was an Eagle Scout and later became a scout leader. Upon graduation, he joined his father, Henry, in farming. Along with his father, they dug the first irrigation well in the Middle Well community and later put in the first irrigation sprinkler system. Harold was active in the 4H programs with his son and daughter. In 1960 The first republican primary of Moore Co. was held in his home.
In 1962, he moved his family to Amarillo. Although he continued to farm, he opened Amarillo Flying Serving. He became the #1 Mooney Dealer in America.
On May 31, 1968, Harold married the love of his life, Evelyn Webb. For 53 years they have shared life, love, travels, and a passion for the land.
He was a member of the Moore County Farm Bureau for 20 years where he held every office. He was appointed to several state committees and went on to represent Texas in Washington D.C. In 1977 Gov. Dolph Briscoe appointed him to the committee to make Texas Agriculture number one in production and profit. In 1982 he was named The Texas Master Pork producer of the year. Harold was on the board of the Moore county ASCS for 9 years. In 1988 he was appointed to the international Agra Business Association to promote agriculture around the world. Harold was named Moore Co. “Farmer and Rancher” of the year in 1994.
He was part owner of New Way Pork and other various pork, packing, cattle, and farming operations.
After his retirement in 2005, he enjoyed traveling with his wife, Evelyn. Upon his death, Harold was a member of the Cowboy Christian Church of Dumas.
Harold is survived by his wife, Evelyn; sister, Jean Wolfe of Tulsa OK; daughter, Cynthia Ham of Amarillo; son, Kenneth Ham (Norma) of Corpus Christi; son, Marlin Ham of Dumas; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., at Talon Point 5145 FM 722. (Panhandle Children’s Foundation) 15 miles SW of Dumas. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the charity of choice or the Harold Ham Scholarship at the Moore Co. Farm Bureau. P.O. Box 806 Dumas, TX 79029.