Billy Ray Harris, age 72, died in Oklahoma City on December 22, 2012 after struggling with COPD for many years.
Bill was born on March 30, 1940 in Gracemont, Ok. to William L. Harris and Myrtle L. (Harris) Jones. He is survived by his step-mother, Alluwee Harris of Lexington, Ok; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Lou and Sonny Thomas of El Reno, Ok; step-sister and brother-in-law, Delcine and James Parker of Lexington, Ok; former wife, Katie Harris of Dallas, Tx; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and John James of Atlanta, Ga; daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Clint Pitzer of Oklahoma City, Ok. He is also survived by his 8 grandchildren- Kat, Drew, Ali, Kennie and Maggie James of Atlanta, Ga and Anna, Caroline and Sarah Jane Pitzer of Oklahoma City, Ok. They were his pride and joy. He was excited about the upcoming birth of his first great-grandchild, Ansley Hope. He is also survived by his best dog, J.J. He was also blessed with many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.
Bill enjoyed his work of 34 years with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the United States Parole Commission. His passion in life was playing and watching golf. He enjoyed his last years living on the golf course at Falconhead Golf Resort in Marietta, Ok.
Services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Crossings Community Church Chapel at 14600 North Portland, Oklahoma City, Ok.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to support the Knights Golf Team at Crossings Christian School, 14400 North Portland, Oklahoma City, Ok 73134.