William Keith Harris

William Harris

William Keith Harris age 77 sunrise June 21, 1942 and sunset April 16, 2020 passed away peacefully at home. He is preceded in death by parents Paul and Gertrude A. Harris, brothers Edward Bowyer; Harry; Herman and James (Jimmy) Harris.

William is survived by wife Carolyne; brother Bruce Harris and sister Mary Robinson children Alicia (Michael) Cox, William Harris, Paul Harris of Columbus Tyrone (Tasha) Harris of Mt. Sterling Ohio; step-daughters; Rhonda (Lester) Howard, Lynetta (Clark) Stonewall; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews and other family members.

William was born in Middleport, Ohio and graduated from Middleport High School and Hocking Technical College. He and his good friend Manning Baumgardner excelled in football earning several awards and accomplishments. Family and friends believe that had he not been drafted into United States Army he may have had a career in the sport. He enjoyed a simple but good life watching sports and movies his favorite was football and was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan. He enjoyed vacationing; traveling spending time with family and friends and his numerous dogs he owned thru the years.

William will rest at Greenlawn Cemetery, with Military Honors May 8, 2020 (private burial)

The Harris family would like to thank all the friends and family who offered their condolences during their time of need. A special Thanks to Larissa of Marlan J. Gary Funeral Home, The Chapel of Peace East. Columbus, Ohio.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Dad as I sit here thinking of you I can’t help but wonder if you are at peace and no more pain and struggles in this life. You are the best dad a girl could ever have., taught me so much! In fact the strength that I have comes from you and what you taught me. I keep waiting for you to call me or just talk to me one more time, I’m finally realizing that won’t happen again! So I will guard and cherish all your talks and your wisdom and guidance you gave me in my heart ❤️ until we meet again and get to see and talk again. I love you Dad your daughter SASHY or Sash as you called me!

  2. Crystal Reed-Brown

    My prayers to you and your family Mrs Harris from me my family With love❤️

  3. John Jenkins

    Prayers and condolences.

  4. Steve Justice

    My thoughts and prayers to the family.

  5. Tins Stephens

    Prayers and thoughts always to the family. Such a gentleman and pleasure to have known. Thinking of Carole and family .

  6. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family!

  7. Jamie O’Toole-Billingsley

    I am sending my condolences to friends and family and keeping all in my prayers. ❤️

  8. JaCole Curry

    To Tyrone, Dad, and family I’m so sorry for your loss. Cousin JaCole Curry and Curry family

  9. Mohammad Yakubu

    Carole, my condolence to you and your family. Mr. Harris was a dignified gentleman, and professional .

  10. Rest easy❤️ .

  11. Michael Lewis

    My Condolences to the Friends and Family my thoughts and prayers are with you all. From Michael Lewis and family.

  12. Rachel and Family

    My Loving Carole,

    I am deeply sadden for you and your families lost. I will continue to pray for everyone’s strength, health and well-being. Know that you’re loved and supported.

  13. Rochelle Moore

    Carole and family,
    Sending love, prayers and support to you all. I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things from people who knew Mr. Bill. Please find comfort in the fact that you were afforded the opportunity to be blessed by such a great soul.

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