Willie James "Cup" Harris, 86, of Sandusky departed this life Monday, July 19, 2010, in Firelands Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
Willie was born Oct. 2, 1923, in Montgomery, Ala. Willie worked as a warehouseman for Southeastern Compress Company before entering the military, serving with the 234th Army-Airforce Base Unit in Clovis, N.M., during World War II. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, American Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal during his proud service to his country.
After the war Willie married H. Bertha Adams and the couple moved to Sandusky. Willie was employed by Farrell Cheek Steel Foundry and retired from Chrysler Motors, Sandusky. He was a member of Porters Memorial CME Church were he served on the Trustee Board.
Surviving are his children, Twyla (Vincent) Daniels of Cleveland and Theodore Harris of Sandusky; grandson, Teddy Lamont Walk of Sandusky; his caregiver and cousin, Mrs. Ada (Howard) Harris Sr. of Sandusky; as well several great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, H. Bertha (Adams) Harris; parents, Will J. and Fannie Harris; three sisters, Rosa Mae (Harris) Young, Bernice (Harris) Richardson and Callie (Harris) Fitzpatrick; and his brother, Jabeau Harris.
Friends may call from noon Saturday until funeral service at 1 p.m. in Porters Memorial CME Church, 1722 Third St., Sandusky. The Rev. Kerrin Robinson, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Post 83.
Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be shared at toftfh.com.