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William Joseph Harr


William Joseph Harr, 68, of Yuba City, passed away on November 21st, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born May 12th, 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 is survived by his two sons, Thomas (Kasey) Harr of Live Oak and Rodney (Becky) Harr of Gridley, CA. He has a sister, Sandy Harr of Morehead, KY; Brothers Dennis (Helen) Harr of Stryker, OH; Paul Harr of Bryan, OH; Daniel (Linda) Harr of Stuart, FL; and Harold (Terry) Harr of Hobe Sound, FL.

He has six grandchildren, Kera, Telu, Austin, Brenden, Nathanial, Thomas; Goddaughter, Denise Morones of San Mateo, CA and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thelma and Emery Harr, a sister, Francis and four brothers, Richard, Randy, Michael and Vernon.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 thru 1968. After his military service, he worked for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft in Torrance, CA as an airframe machinist. In 1974 he moved his family to Gridley, CA 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, CA 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.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Wednesday, December 4th, 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 maybe made to the Rideout Cancer Center.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Nov. 27 to Nov. 29, 2013
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