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Willie Edd Harris

October 7, 1943May 9, 2020

Willie Edd Harris was born to Allis Harris on October 7, 1943 in Gilbertown, Alabama and passed away on May 9, 2020 in Santa Ana, California.

Willie was the 3rd child of Allis and Tommy Harris. Willie enjoyed his childhood, sharing memories with his brothers David Lee the oldest, Tommy Lee Jr., and Johnny Harris. Growing up in the south instilled a hard work ethic and built the character of the man we all know and loved. His endeavors led him to hold several different jobs but a career driving diesel trucks for many years was his passion. He then later transitioned to becoming a warehouse shipping clerk.

In 1970, Willie relocated to Santa Ana, California from Alabama. He met his wife Viola and married her in 1972, where they shared a home for over 30 years and who survives him. In his free time, he enjoyed playing basketball when he could. He was quite the athlete back in the day. Willie was a champion bowler. Weekends were spent participating in bowling leagues throughout Southern California. He also enjoyed street racing and ham radios, he was affectionately called "Uncle Bill". Willie was always there to help relatives and friends with household projects, or whatever else people needed him for. He spent time with his children and grandchildren whenever he could.

During his final slumber, he is survived by his only remaining brother Tommy Lee Harris, Jr. and wife Viola Harris and two children; Alice Harris Moore and husband Richard C. Moore and Andre Harris and his mother Teresita Stowe. Preceding him in death and awaiting with open arms his parents Tommy Harris his mother Allis Harris, his brothers David Lee and Johnny Harris. He leaves to cherish his fond memory to his grandchildren, Christina Carter and her husband Lamar Carter and Karen Harris, his three great grandchildren, Reginald, Malcolm and Lamar, Jr., a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and good friends, whose lives he touched.


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Marilyn Alderman

May 19, 2020

To The Family,

My name is Marilyn Alderman, aka Ms. NoNo. I got the news that Mr. Harris (Uncle Bill) received his wings. I now reside in North Carolina. I used to hear Uncle Bill on the cb radio he was a lovely man.
I am sure he will not be forgotten. I am praying that God hovers over this family for comfort and peace in the days to come.

You have my deepest sympathy.

Christina Requejo

May 18, 2020

I lived next door to Willie on 11th street in Santa Ana. He was nice, kind and funny. The best neighbor anyone could ever have. I'm so happy I got to see him raise Andre to the man that he is now.
Once his granddaughter was born, he was the happiest ever. He always talked about Karen, how she called him Pop Pop and how she had him wrapped around her little finger. He would do anything for her.
I miss him looking over the fence saying goodmorning or just to talk, I miss his home grown tomatoes and green onions from his backyard garden and especially gonna miss his delicious smoked "Ribs". He will truly be missed! RIP Willie! You'll never be forgotten and will always cherish the memories you left behind.❤

Vanessa Hudson

May 17, 2020

Resting in the arms of the Lord Uncle Willie. I enjoyed my first visit to California with you and ain't Viola. I Love you always, your niece Vanessa❤️

Alyssa Requejo

May 16, 2020

Willie lived next door to my family and I in Santa Ana. I will miss the days were he looked over his gate to say hi and just talk to see how I was doing. He was a very funny and caring man. I am so very grateful to have had a chance to get to know and have him in my life for what seems like a short time. I know me and my family will miss him dearly. He had recently came over to my parents house to talk and hang out with my papa and I'm so very happy I got to see and talk to him one last time. I know he is in a better place, away from all the pain.

Mary Moore

May 16, 2020

Willie, you were such a good friend to my husband Al and I, you will be missed, we had so much fun together in the 70's, bowling at Pacific Lanes, going to Las Vegas, hanging out at our house playing cards and dominos on the weekends. We could always know when you were coming, we would say, here come "screaming demon", my windows at my house would shake, and we would hear the loud music. I will miss talking to you my friend, tell Al, I said I love and miss him, may you R.I.H.

Anthony Britton

May 15, 2020

Willie you will be remember as part of the Britton Family we will miss you at our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners I will miss you for all our conversation we had about family and my health. May you rest in peace, now that you are in Gods Hands.

Jackie Demyers

May 15, 2020

Willie you will truly be missed around our family. God saw fit to release you from so much pain. Rest easy in his arms. We will see you on the other side Cuz.

Victor Cephas

May 15, 2020

I will truly miss my cousin we always had great conversations. From day one he was one of the ones that welcome me to the family 37 years ago. I just wish that we stayed in touch during his final days we will miss you Willie R.I.P. My Cousin

Larry Hughes

May 15, 2020

Wow going to miss uncle Bill a.k.a. screaming demon he’s one of the guys that got me interested in radio’s rest in peace uncle Bill

Sheela Cephas

May 15, 2020

For years Will Ed would come into Vegas for his bowling tournaments with Andre in tow and me and my boys would spend the weekend doing things with them. My kids always loved those weekends. I also loved the fact that he would just call me out of the blue for no other reason than to just see how we were doing.


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