William Steve Harris passed peacefully into the presence of his Lord and Savior on October 27, 2022. His loving wife Melody and his faithful companion Samson were at his side.
Bill was born on June 8, 1956 to Stephen and Joyce Harris in North Hollywood, California. Bill met the love of his life in church youth group at Campus Baptist Church in Fresno, California, and they were married on September 10, 1977. Bill was a proud father to his son Stephen and daughter-in-law, Daphine, a warm and loving Papa to his granddaughters Bailey and Ainsley.
He was preceded into Glory by his father, Stephen Harris, and father-in-law, Howard Vollman. He is survived by his mother, Joyce Harris, his brother, David Harris, sisters Marjorie Henry and Stephanie Matts, mother-in-law Mary Vollman, sisters-in-law, Tammy Raddatz and Valarie Boze, brothers-in-law Ron Henry, Warren Raddatz and Steve Boze, as well as nephews Chadwick Harris, Bryon and Curtis Autry, Alex Boze, and niece Ronda Haubold.
Bill enjoyed a successful career in the petroleum industry, the majority of which was with Beacon Oil Company/Ultramar. His career ultimately led he and his family to Ukiah, California. Upon his retirement Bill and his family opened Mendocino Hobbies in Ukiah and enjoyed making many new friends. He enjoyed traveling extensively with his family and friends, camping and fishing in the woods, backpacking with his son, being a pilot, riding his motorcycle, spending time with his granddaughters and, of course, his golfing family.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Bill’s honor on Monday, November 14, 2022 at Noon, First Baptist Church, 302 W. Henry, Ukiah, CA. 95482.