William Henderson Harris ’50

William Henderson Harris ’50 passed away on July 16 with his family at his side. Harris was born Aug. 16, 1925, in Rocky Mount, N.C., but has been a resident of Mobile, Ala., since retiring in 1989 from the Chicago area. As a teenager he joined the Navy and served on a PT boat in the South Pacific during WWII. Upon his return, he attended Davidson, where he took ROTC and became an officer in the Army and served in Korea. After returning from Korea, he worked at Sears Headquarters in Chicago for 20 years and then worked as a realtor/broker in the Chicago suburbs until his retirement. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather and was respected by all who knew him. Harris was a member of Spring Hill Presbyterian Church, where he had many friends, served as an elder, and was active in committee work, Sunday school, and many other aspects of church life. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Lula Harris, and also a sister, Jean Harris Andrews. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Marcy Harris, 517 Highland Cir. E., Mobile, AL 36608; a son, William H. Harris, Jr. ’63; a daughter, Dianne Harris Oveson (Gerald); a granddaughter, Jennifer Oveson; and a sister, Marguerite Harris Wood.