April 29, 1928 – March 5, 2012

A memorial funeral service will be held  in the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints Taft 1st Ward located on the corner of “A” and Church Streets on Monday, March 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. for longtime Taft resident, Willie R. Harris, 83.  Burial will follow in the West Side District Cemetery.  Mr. Harris was born in Francis, Oklahoma on April 29, 1928 and passed away in Taft on March 5, 2012.  He proudly served in the U.S. Army.  He was a barber, owned a floral shop, and owned several restaurants.  Mr. Harris was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Sarah Harris and by his wife, Evelyn Harris in 2007 and his son, James Shea, Sr.  He is survived by his children,  Joy Jones and Jack Harris, Sr.; his grandchildren, Carla Garner, Dana Sanatkar, James Shea, Jr., Vicki Sisson, Bill Melton, Heather Reed, and Jack Harris, Jr.  There are no visitation hours scheduled and the arrangements are under the direction of the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home.  To convey condolences or sign an online registry, please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com