Green Acres Memorial Park & Mortuary

11715 Cedar Ave, Bloomington, CA


William Stanley Harts "Slim"

October 23, 1937February 6, 2020
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William Stanley Harts “Slim” was born on October 23, 1937 in Texarkana, Texas to proud parents Louise and Artell Harts. He was the youngest of two siblings. Slim moved to Los Angeles, California in his early teenage years, where he received and earned his education through the Los Angeles Unified School District. In the late 1950’s William met Rosetta Davis who he later married and from this union they had three beautiful daughters, Penny Louise, Kimberly Diane, and Vernell Ersalene Harts. Slim devoted his life to caring for his family and was known for being a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle. A very strong, straightforward and candid man, Slim clearly shared his position and opinions regarding any situation or issue, which gained him much respect from all that knew and loved him. Slim had a successful career in the trucking industry for many years, he celebrated a well-deserved retirement in 2013. After his retirement, slim maintained an active lifestyle, and was living his best life, doing the things he loved. He was a member of the Jurupa Districts Lions Club. In his leisure time, he enjoyed watching sports, playing cards with his friends, and trying his luck at the casinos.

On an average day you can ride throughout the neighborhood, you could catch Slim laughing and joking with his neighbors and friends. He was best known for his sense of humor, saying things like “Get from in front of my house, your bringing down my property value”. He was a man of his community, who was always willing to lend out a helping hand. Slim leaves cherished memories in the hearts of his Daughters, Penny Adams and Kimberly Harts-Townsend, two sons in laws Dayshwan Townsend and John Adams, all of San Jacinto, Ca. His Grandchildren, Anthony Tolbert, Kiara Phillips, Robert and Damar Sowell, Imani Polk, and Sade Adams. His Great Grandchildren Alanna, Amia, Anthony, and Antonio Tolbert, and a host of extended family, friends, nieces and nephews. He is proceeded in death by his parents, Louise and Artell Harts, His brother Eugene Harts, his beloved wife Rosetta Harts, and his beautiful Baby Girl Vernell Sowell.


  • Penny Adams, Daughter
  • John Adams, Son-in-law
  • Kimberly Harts-Townsend, Daughter
  • Dayshwan Townsend, Son-in-law
  • Anthony Tolbert, Grandchild
  • Kiara Phillips, Grandchild
  • Robert and Damar Sowell, Grandchild
  • Imani Polk, Grandchild
  • Sade Adams, Grandchild
  • Alanna Tolbert, Great Grandchild
  • Amia Tolbert, Great Grandchild
  • Anthony Tolbert, Great Grandchild
  • Antonio Tolbert, Great Grandchild
  • Louise Harts, Mother (deceased)
  • Artell Harts, Father (deceased)
  • Eugene Harts, Brother (deceased)
  • Rosetta Harts, Wife (deceased)
  • Vernell Sowell, Daughter (deceased)

  • Robert Sowell Jr., Active Pallbearer
  • Roy Perry, Active Pallbearer
  • Jerry Stovall , Active Pallbearer
  • Derrick Hewitt, Active Pallbearer
  • Kelly Perry, Active Pallbearer
  • Michael Fisher, Active Pallbearer
  • Anthony Tolbert, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Damar Sowell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Freddie Perry , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Donald Harts, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jamaal Duncan , Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 25, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, February 26, 2020


William Stanley Harts "Slim"

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Winona (Shawna) Small (Perry)

February 27, 2020

My Uncle Slim,
I'm going to miss coming over the house and seeing you sitting in your favorite part of the couch watching the game and sometimes watching cops. I'm going to miss you announcing Rosie the Perry family is here and you calling me Shawna boo I'm going to miss you talking crap and cracking jokes. And I want to thank you for helping me out anytime I ever needed it. I'm going to miss you dearly but I'm proud to have known you.
Please hug all my Angel's for me
Love Shawna

Regina (Reggi) Thomas

February 25, 2020

My Uncle Slim,
For all of his nephews and nieces that did not have a father in the home he was that Man. With his silly since of humor giving his advice, calling you a silly name, kicking you in the butt and always fixing your car or giving you whatever you needed, you knew he loved you.
As an adult, every time I saw him he treated me so special. Always a kiss and a hug asking me how I was doing, telling me he loved me and how proud he was of me. He truly made me feel special and I admired him.
I surely do miss my Uncle, as he is also the last major patriarch of our family, he holds a special part in many lives and hearts.
The pain is unbearable at times, but Earth has no sorry that Heaven cannot heal.
Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Jesus... (John 14:1-3)

Lollie Parker

February 22, 2020

It was back in the 80's. I used to visit my sister Sally and the Davis's in Rubudiox. I owned a red Toyota station wagon. I remember whenever I saw Tykie and Slim , he would always call my car The Taco Wagon. I will never forget those memories.
We had some fun times with family.

Jasmine Walker

February 20, 2020

So many memories from adolescence to Maturity. I will always cherish how comfortable I felt in your home, it was always a home away from home for me (or at least across the street lol). There are soooooo many memories to list. My favorite was how you would scream at us about the nail polish, we were allowed to be bold and dream big and you definitely had story of motivation if we felt down. You will be missed greatly. RIP Slim

Cynthia Harts

February 17, 2020

I have so many memories I can't just list a single one. I'll just say I will miss your smile everytime I see you, your loving hug and telling me you love me. The love is mutual. Until later; I will miss you.

Regina McCorkle

February 16, 2020

When I was little Uncle Slim let me care for a baby pig. He would take me often to spend time with the pig learning how to care for it. One day we were eating breakfast and Uncle Slim said I didn't need to go see my pig because my pig had come to see me. I was so confused but he smiled to signal that the bacon on the table was from my pig. He then explained to me the purpose of farming and raising animals and since I was a fat girl that was something I needed to learn. LOL My Uncle Slim always had a way to make me comfortable in my own skin. I'll miss being announced when I walk in his home. I'll miss all the jokes that kept me laughing when I was in his presence. I'm going to miss my Uncle Slim no one had a delivery like him and no one will.

Rest in Heaven Uncle Slim I will forever love you!
Till I see you again.....

John Adams

February 16, 2020

Mr Harts is my Father-in-law.One time,he helped us move into our new home.We were moving the refrigerator from the 2nd floor down the stairs of our apartment complex and he accidentally let go of his end and luckily i got out of the way before it ran me over.We laughed about that,the rest of the day.My wife said,next time,she'll hire a professional moving company,because we damaged most of her stuff.I couldn't have asked for a better Father-in-law.I've learned so much from him and my Father,as far a being a Man.The importance of ALWAYS putting your family first and making sure, they are taken care.God Bless You on your Heavenly Journey,Mr Harts.Sincerely,John Adams.

Alexus Borders

February 15, 2020

Papa Pj

I can honestly say and mean it when I say it when I say KENWOOD ain’t gonna never be the same ! I’m gonna miss threatening you to call the police and report you for harassment for all your fat girl jokes ! Thank you for being a grandfather figure to me and all my siblings I love you and you’ll forever be in my heart.
Love Always ,
-One of your AppleBee Queens 💙