William “Bill” Lloyd Harris, 79, of Tulsa, Oklahoma passed
away on October 7, 2016 at Hillcrest Heart Hospital. Bill was born November
26, 1936, in Tulsa, OK, to C. Fred Harris and Olive R. Osterhout Harris,
He was quick to share a Tulsa story of his growing up years. Bill met and
married Jobeth and they had a son, Kent Randall Harris. In later years
Bill met and married, his wife of 29 years., Carolyn. Her two children
from a previous marriage became an extended family that he loved and appreciated.
He is survived by his brother, David Harris, Ft. Smith, Arkansas; son:
Kent; grandchildren: Corey R. Palmer, Chelsea N. Barror, Kaitlyn N. Palmer
and a great granddaughter: Victory Shrewsbury. Bill’s career spanded
nearly 40 yrs at Flintco Construction Solutions and is well respected
in the construction industry. His pride in what he did was evidenced by
his sharing the landmarks in Tulsa with others. Many sites would have
a story of Flintco’s involvement. He joined ANG in 1958, just before
graduation from OSU. And then U.S Air Force serving one year on active
duty. The majority of his years were served locally with the ANG. He was
commander of Civil Engineering Squardron of the 138th, retiring as Lt.
Colonel. With that career came travel opportunities seeing parts of world
and USA. Bill loved reading, traveling and being on the tractor of the
rural property. TU sports was a favorite pastime for many years as was
square dancing and round dancing. We participated in the Green Country
Mustang Club of Tulsa and made many friends and memories of Christmas
, VA and other local parades. HS football coronations would request a
convertible and we enjoyed driving the young people around the field.
Bill passion for life will be missed, but his spirit is with me.
A memorial service will be held on November 12 at 10:30 a.m. at First United
Methodist Church, McBirney Chapel. In lieu of flowers, plant a tree in
Bill’s memory or make a contribution to your favorite charity or
church. Come celebrate a life well-lived.