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Gridley Herald - Gridley, CA
  • William Joseph Harr

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  • William Joseph Harr, 68, of Yuba City, passed away on November 21, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born May 12, 1945 in Morehead, Kentucky. He was a resident of the Yuba-Sutter area for 20 years and a former resident of the Gridley area for 20 years. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 thru 1968. After his military service, he worked for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft,in Torrance, California as an airframe machinist. In 1974 he moved his family to Gridley, California and went to work for Libby/Tri-Valley Growers as an electrician. After the closing of the Gridley plant, he took a year off, then went to work for Pacific Coast Producers, in Woodland, California until his retirement in November of 2013. Bill was involved in the community for several decades as a Volunteer Fireman for Gridley Fire Department and later for the Walton Fire District in Yuba City. He also served as a Reserve Police Officer for the Gridley Police Department. He is a past president of the Gridley Lion's Club and coached Little League for many years. His hobbies included elk and deer hunting, spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by two sons: Thomas (Kasey) Harr, of Live Oak and Rodney (Becky) Harr, of Gridley, California; sister, Sandy Harr, of Morehead, Kentucky; brothers: Dennis (Helen) Harr, of Stryker, Ohio, Paul Harr, of Bryan Ohio, Daniel (Linda) Harr, of Stuart, Florida and Harold (Terry) Harr, of Hobe Sound, Florida. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Kera, Telu, Austin, Brended, Nathanial, Thomas; goddaughter, Deniese Morones, of San Mateo, California and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thelma and Emery Harr, sister, Francis and four brothers: Richard, Randy, Michael and Vernon. There will be a Celebration of Life on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at noon at the Gridley Moose Lodge. He will be laid to rest in the Scaggs-Harr family cemetery in Morehead, Kentucky. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made out to the Rideout Cancer Center.
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