The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Shady Grove Baptist Church, Whitewater Road, Ideal, Georgia. Reverend David Thomas, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Deacon Willie Frank Harris, better known as “Bo,” was born February 15, 1941 to the parents of the late Willie Davis Harris and Leona Williams Harris. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County where as he was a 1960 graduate of D. F. Douglass High School. He worked with various companies including Southern Frozen Foods Inc. of Montezuma, Georgia. After 29 years of dedicated services he retired from Blue Bird Body Company of Fort Valley, Georgia. September 1, 2003. He was a member of the Oglethorpe Masonic Lodge 291 A & FM. He was past Worshipful Master.
He was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church where he served as past Chairman of the Deacon Board Ministry, Church Treasurer and past Secretary.
He was married to Laura Ann Sanders and to this union they were blessed with three children and one son preceded him in death, Bryant O’Neal Harris. He also was preceded in death by two siblings, Bennie Rose Turner and Earlean Stewart.
Survivors are his beloved wife, Laura Harris, Oglethorpe, Georgia; his three children, Tony Kaigler (Lee), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Felisha Eskridge (Rev. Cosby), San Angelo, Texas, and Steven A. Harris, Sr., (Deborah), Oglethorpe, Georgia; his siblings, Mary McMillan, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Earl Gene Harris (Jacqueline), Augusta, Georgia; sisters-in-law/brothers-in-law, Elder Beatrice Gaines, Norvis Sanders, both of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Marie Spikes, Montezuma, Georgia, Agnes Wright (Larry), Arch Hill, Maryland, and Fred Turner, Atlanta, Georgia; grandchildren, Candace, Deborah Ann, Charidee, Steven A. Harris Jr., and Brandon; great-grandchildren, Sasha, Taylor, Steven A, III., and Camiron; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
- DeLois P. Wilson(Monday, March 17 14 04:34 pm EDT)
When the enemy death strikes our loved ones, it leaves us with much pain and grief, but at such times, we need to go to God's Word for comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4 & Revelation 21:3,4). May the comfort from the scriptures help you find peace.
- Jimme and Earlene Felton(Tuesday, March 11 14 10:46 pm EDT)
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
- Leonard Felton(Tuesday, March 11 14 10:35 pm EDT)
Felicia, I just wanted to extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family as you celebrate the life of your father.
- Shirley Kendrick(Monday, March 10 14 10:19 pm EDT)
R.I.P. uncle Bo, you will surely be missed; To my family just remember that God is able, he don't put more on you than you can bare keep the Faith Trust in God everything will be alright.