of Earle, AR
October 23, 1944 - January 8, 2023
Mr. William Walker Harris, Sr., of Earle, Arkansas passed away on January 8, 2023. Mr. Harris was born in Wynne, Arkansas to Dewitt Harris and Modean Watson on October 23, 1944.Mr. Harris was married to Ms. Norma Street-Harris and shared many years together, loving each other, their sons and their beautiful grandchildren. Mr. Harris retired after many years working in agriculture. He was a multigenerational farmer, which was not only an occupation, but his passion. He served as Vice President of the Board of the Parkin Rural Water Association and enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing and hunting. Mr. Harris was preceded in death by his first wife, Sarah Charlene Davis-Harris; his parents, Dewitt and Modean Harris and brothers, Jimmy Harris and Donald Harris. He is survived by his wife, Norma; son, William (Billy) Walker Harris, Jr., (Maggie) of Memphis, Tennessee; step-sons, Clifford Wiles, Jr. of Heth, Arkansas and Garrett Davis (Amy) of Forrest City, Arkansas; three truly adored grandchildren, Lanie Davis, Madison Davis and Skylar Davis and his brother, Dickie Harris (Doris) of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Mr. Harris was of the Baptist faith.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, January 13, 2023 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel with Cecil Fuller officiating. Committal service will follow at the pavilion of Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Arkansas.Visitation will be held at 10:30 AM Friday, January 13, 2023 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel. Honored to serve as pallbearers are Mike Greer, Danny Lunsford, Jerry White, Michael Hood, Rob Hood, Lee Hood, Clifford Wiles, Jr. and Garret Davis.
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My sympathies to the Harris Family and to all the Earle friends of Bill. It’s fitting that the brothers (Jim and Bill) are back together. They were and are as close as two brothers ever were. Ain’t that right, Bill!! If you knew these brothers at all, I know you have heard those words said before. They were classic farmers! As a county agent I was with them on their cotton fields late one summer. I was explaining the number of bills and importance of their position on the plant. The very top bolls typically don’t contribute much to the overall yield and weren’t worth protecting from insects. I don’t remember, if it was Bill or Jim, but one of them asked if it would be alright to pick them bolls if they opened up and fluffed out?? Obliviously, they were poking fun at me, but they were cotton farmers and their business was to pick cotton if it opened!! One last story, I made the mistake of getting between them in the pickup truck one late afternoon, (after quitting time), and I soon realized I couldn’t hang with the big boys!! If you don’t understand this, you may not have known they real close. Ain’t that right, Jim!!
Bill was a wonderful friend to our family and he will be sadly missed. He was a gentle soul with a great big tender heart. Norma, our gratitude and thanks to both you and Bill for the friendship you have given us. May God bring peace and comfort to you and the family. Much love from the entire Lunsford family.
I knew Bill Harris from my Texaco Sation in Earle. AR. Kimmie and I just thought the world of him. He was so funny and was always cracking jokes.. It was always a good day when Bill showed up.!BILL rip my friend 'fly high'
Billy was always a kind and gentle soul, except on the football field he was a ferocious blocker. I never would have have gained many yards without Billy at pulling guard clearing the way. I will miss his kindness and his ferocity! RIP Billy!
Mr. Bill was such a sweet and kind man. I loved getting to know him during my teenage years and it was a blessing to still have contact with him when I became an adult. He and Norma were so good to Mom when family members passed. I know he had a big crown in Heaven. My condolences to Mrs. Norma, Billy and the rest of the family. You are in my prayers. He will be dearly missed.
Billy and I were classmates at Earle and I always enjoyed being around him. You will be missed by many Billy. May God bless your family and friends. Roger
A great brother and friend, Bill will be missed. We had a lot of good memories.
Our prayers and condolences to Norma and the family. Barton Chapel has everyone in our thoughts and prayers. 🙏🏼♥️
So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was always a good friend and enjoyed many years of celebrating life with him and his family.
we have lost a good man.was a good friend for many years.praying for his family.
Teresa and I are thinking of you. We always enjoyed the time spent with Bill and hearing his stories.
I’m so sorry to hear of Billy’s passing! He was in my sister’s class in high school! He was absolutely one of the nicest guys in school! Norma, prayers for you and family!🙏
Our Deepest Condolences to Norma and Family.Prayers from Earle Baptist Church 🙏🙏🙏
So sorry to hear about Bill's passing, he was a very caring man. We were more than neighbors, we were friends with him and his wife Norma. The Lord has him in his hands now.
I'm so sorry Billy has left us but look forward to seeing him again one day on the other side ..... he was a fine man .... prayers for all that loved him ❤️