William “Bill” D. Harris

Bill Harris, 89, Kansas City, MO passed away July 28, 2019 at the Kansas City Hospice House.  Visitation will be from 5-7 pm, Thursday, August, 1, 2019 at Heartland, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, MO 64133.  A graveside service will be held at 2 pm, Friday, August 2, 2019 at California City Cemetery, in California, Mo with Rev. Larry Thomas officiating.  Bill was born in Jamestown, Mo on June 11, 1930 to Forrest and Pearl (Hunziker) Harris. He honorably served in the United States Marine Corps from 1952-1954. He married Annabelle Crawford in 1953.

In 1954 he began a career at IBM and worked as a service manager for 32 years until his retirement in 1987.  He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Raytown/Connection Point, Where he served as a deacon and in various other positions of leadership. He served as a Sunday School leader at various churches.

Following the death of his first wife Ann, he was married to Lois Reed for 34 years.

He is survived by his wife Lois, sister Ruth Cantrell, daughter Mary Ann Harris (Brent), son Don Harris (Cecelia), stepchildren Diane Wycuff (Ron), Darla McCroskey (G.L.), Roy Reed (Amber), Rose Reese (Kenny), Thirteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Kansas City Hospice House or Connection Point Church in Raytown.

Visits: 11


  1. Bill Howes on July 30, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Bill and I were acquainted for 30 of the years we were at IBM and he was a true friend. God bless you Bill, you’re one of the best.

  2. Hal Crawford on July 30, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    My thoughts, sympathy and prayers with all the Harris family during this sad time… I know you can take comfort that he is with the Lord Jesus…


  3. Gary & Carolyn Andres on July 30, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Living so far away, we never had the opportunity to spend much time with Bill, Annabelle and the kids. I always
    admired Bill for his character and steadfastness. When the kids were little, they all visited Mom & Dad Andres in
    Port Huron, Mi. The kids were quite young and Don was suffering with some illness which led us to the local
    hospital several times. Fortunately all turned out well, but Bill insisted that I do the driving of his new and beautiful
    Chevrolet. As a young driver I felt very honored that he would do that. I was reminding him of those times as we
    met last year at Lanny’s reunion. Loving & fond memories of Bill, Annabel & the Kids. Love, Gary Andres

  4. Juanita Maggard on July 30, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Dear Lois and Family, my sympathies and prayers are with you at this sad time of parting this life, but we have the hope of that reunion when we will be together for eternity with out Savior. John will be greeting Bill in Heaven as they served together as deacons and John had a lot of respect for Bill and we were in your and Bill’s Sunday School Department for several years. May God comfort you and give you peace that passes all understanding.

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