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William Roy Harris Jr.

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William Roy Harris Jr.

Birth
Pine Castle, Orange County, Florida, USA
Death
6 Apr 1956 (aged 35)
Encino, Brooks County, Texas, USA
Burial
Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA GPS-Latitude: 28.5321328, Longitude: -81.3562
Plot
Section J 31/1
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TEXAS TRUCK CRASH KILLS 2 ORLANDOANS – Polk Man; Two Orlando men and a Winter Haven trucker were killed early yesterday when the pickup truck in which they were riding collided head-on with an oil rig truck in Texas. They were William Roy Harris Jr. 35, of 35 N. Alder Dr.; Ray Elwin Payne, 33, Golden-rod Rd., and Paul Otis Greene, 34, Winter Haven.

The Associated Press reported from Edinburg, Tex., that Harris was driving the pickup truck when the wreck occurred on U. S. Hwy. 281 in Encino, Tex., a small town south of Falfurrias in South Texas.

Harris was a native of Pine Castle and had lived in Orlando 12 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rhoda Mae Harris; a son, William Ralph Harris, and a daughter Wilma R. Harris of Orlando; his stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mumpower, and four sisters: Mrs. Ruth Harris, Mrs. Joe Smith, Martha G. Mumpower and Patsy M. Mumpower, Pine Castle. Carey Hand Funeral Home is in charge.

Payne, who was unmarried, was a native of Harrisburg, IL. and operated his own watch repair business. Surviving are his father, Thomas R. Payne. Washington; his mother, Mrs. Estelle Payne, Levittown, N. Y., two brothers, James T. Payne, Orlando, and H. Thomas Payne, Quincy, and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Castello, Levittown. The body will be cremated and the ashes placed In Arlington National Cemetery.

INDEPENDENT TRUCKER Greene was a native of Giles County, Tenn., and moved to Winter Haven in 1949. He had been engaged as a trucker operating independently. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara Greene, and two sons, Jerry and Tommy Greene, Winter Haven; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Greene, Lynnville, Tenn.; four brothers and six sisters. The body will be returned to Winter Haven with Crisp-Mitchell Funeral Home in charge.

Published in The Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Florida, 08 Apr 1956, Sun, Page 4.

Kindly provided by contributor: Lisa Parker (48270905)
TEXAS TRUCK CRASH KILLS 2 ORLANDOANS – Polk Man; Two Orlando men and a Winter Haven trucker were killed early yesterday when the pickup truck in which they were riding collided head-on with an oil rig truck in Texas. They were William Roy Harris Jr. 35, of 35 N. Alder Dr.; Ray Elwin Payne, 33, Golden-rod Rd., and Paul Otis Greene, 34, Winter Haven.

The Associated Press reported from Edinburg, Tex., that Harris was driving the pickup truck when the wreck occurred on U. S. Hwy. 281 in Encino, Tex., a small town south of Falfurrias in South Texas.

Harris was a native of Pine Castle and had lived in Orlando 12 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rhoda Mae Harris; a son, William Ralph Harris, and a daughter Wilma R. Harris of Orlando; his stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mumpower, and four sisters: Mrs. Ruth Harris, Mrs. Joe Smith, Martha G. Mumpower and Patsy M. Mumpower, Pine Castle. Carey Hand Funeral Home is in charge.

Payne, who was unmarried, was a native of Harrisburg, IL. and operated his own watch repair business. Surviving are his father, Thomas R. Payne. Washington; his mother, Mrs. Estelle Payne, Levittown, N. Y., two brothers, James T. Payne, Orlando, and H. Thomas Payne, Quincy, and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Castello, Levittown. The body will be cremated and the ashes placed In Arlington National Cemetery.

INDEPENDENT TRUCKER Greene was a native of Giles County, Tenn., and moved to Winter Haven in 1949. He had been engaged as a trucker operating independently. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara Greene, and two sons, Jerry and Tommy Greene, Winter Haven; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Greene, Lynnville, Tenn.; four brothers and six sisters. The body will be returned to Winter Haven with Crisp-Mitchell Funeral Home in charge.

Published in The Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Florida, 08 Apr 1956, Sun, Page 4.

Kindly provided by contributor: Lisa Parker (48270905)


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