William "Bill" A. Harris, age 82 of St. James, MO and formerly of Cahokia, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James.
Bill was born January 27, 1930, in Bona, AR, a son to the late Parker and Helen Marie (Mack) Foster.
Bill was united in marriage to Mary E. Harris. She preceded him in death on April 24, 2002.
Bill was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served as a Special Vehicle Operator during World War II.
After returning from the military, Bill worked as an over the road truck driver.
Bill was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include: one son, Robert Harris of Vichy, MO; one brother, Pete Harris of Bridgeton, MO; two sisters, Dolan Poole of Yuma, AZ and Luella Bushey of Bellflower, CA; special friends, Joy Mitchell and her daughter Kimberlie Knutson of Vichy, MO; as well as several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, Bill was preceded in death by: one son, William Harris, Jr. and one sister, Wanda Lee Carson.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2012, in the chapel of Valhalla Garden of Memories in Belleville. Interment will follow in the Valhalla Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.