Billy Harris

Written by Muleskinner Staff

Billy Arthur Harris, 82, of Warrensburg, formerly of Independence, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the Kansas City V. A. Hospital.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at the Warrensburg Veterans Home with The Rev. Sid Tiller of Northside Christian Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery at Higginsville. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, at the Veteran’s Home.
Pallbearers will be Brad Harris, Jonathan Guymon, Kevin Harris, Levi Harris, Raymond Frampton and Kevin Smith.
Billy was born January 4, 1934 in Clarksville, Arkansas. He was raised in Santa Paula, California. He served in the United States Army National Guard during the Korean War. In 1979, Billy returned to Arkansas, making his home in Cave Springs. He did road maintenance for Benton County Highway Department for several years. He moved to Independence in 2007 to be closer to his son and family. Billy had resided in the Warrensburg Veteran’s Home for the past year. Billy was a football and baseball fan. He loved fishing, camping, and more recently, playing bingo at the Veteran’s Home.
Survivors include his son, James Harris and wife, Clara, of Independence, Missouri; four grandchildren, Brad Harris and wife, Alex, of Rogers, Arkansas; Kevin Harris and wife, Holly, of St. Joseph, Missouri; Jonathan Guymon, of Independence, Missouri and Levi Harris, of Kansas City, Missouri; five great-grandchildren and another on the way. He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Matthews and stepfather, V. I. Matthews.