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 William Vernon “Bill” Harris

William Vernon “Bill” Harris

Birth
Bell County, Texas, USA
Death 19 Dec 2011 (aged 89)
China Spring, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Burial China Spring, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 82262179 · View Source
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William "Bill" Vernon Harris, 92, of China Spring, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at his residence. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, December 23, 2011, at OakCrest Funeral Home, Waco. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 24, at OakCrest Funeral Home with burial following in China Spring Cemetery.

Bill was born in vanished community of Mud Springs, Bell County, Texas, to the late William B. and Eula Jane (Cooper) Harris. He married Iva Mae Offield in the school house at Rogers, Texas, on August 12, 1941. During World War II, he proudly served in the Merchant Marines and U.S. Navy. Afterwards, he worked at General Tire in Waco until the early 1970s when he became a partner in Bunn & Harris Tire Company in downtown Waco. Later, he became the sole owner and operated the business as Bill Harris General Tire Co. until the 1990s when he retired. Besides a successful business leader, Bill was a member of the Shriners, VFW, Masons, and American Legion. On the weekends, he enjoyed being a gentleman farmer who loved gardening. He also liked to travel with his wife on many trips.

Bill was preceded in death by a son, William Charles Harris; an infant daughter, Doris Ellen; and his brother, Melvin T. Harris.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Iva, of China Spring; grandchildren, William F. Harris and fiancée, Jamie Deich, of Richardson, and Rebekah Creamer and husband, Sam, of Houston; sister-in-law, Ruby Harris, of China Spring; daughter-in-law, Edna Howland and husband, David, of China Spring; and many other family members and friends.

Waco Tribune-Herald: 12/22/2011 - 12/23/2001...L8


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  • Maintained by: crj
  • Originally Created by: Ruth M. Brown
  • Added: 22 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82262179
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Vernon “Bill” Harris (22 Aug 1922–19 Dec 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82262179, citing China Spring Cemetery, China Spring, McLennan County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by crj (contributor 47010330) .