William David Harris Sr., July 28, 1925 — Jan. 23, 2014

Friday, January 24, 2014 | 6:28 p.m. CST

William “Bill” Harris Sr., 88, of Columbia, MO, passed away January 23, 2014 at Lenoir Woods Healthcare in Columbia, MO. Bill spent his last days with his loving wife of over 60 years by his side.

William David Harris Sr. was born July 28, 1925 in Jefferson City, MO to Paul and Phyllis Harris. He was honorably discharged from the United States Navy in 1946. Bill was a Graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia. He married Juliet Scott on June 9, 1950, and she survives. He was a member of the Country Club of Missouri in Columbia, MO and enjoyed golf, poker, going to the boat, and playing various other card games with his friends. Bill enjoyed traveling with his wife and was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Columbia, MO.

A visitation will be held at Memorial Funeral Home Monday, January 27, 2014 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Survivors include, his wife, Juliet, two children, David Harris Jr (wife Denise), of Columbia, MO, and Frances Harris, of Columbia, MO; two sisters-in-law, Sally Ledbetter, of Murfreesboro, TN, and Sue Hukari, of Atlanta, GA; three grandchildren, Kara Harris, William “Trey” Harris, and Lindsey Harris, all of Columbia, MO; and one great grandchild, Kylin Byndom, of Columbia, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter-in-law, Kyle Harris, and a sister.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are appreciated to the Salvation Army or the Presbyterian Church in Columbia, MO.

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