William M. Harris, a member of the law firm of Harris, Fears, Davis, Lynch and McDaniel, died on Friday, May 23, 2008. He was 83 years of age.
He was a highly respected trial lawyer and was past president of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys.
Harris received his undergraduate degree from William and Mary and graduated from the law school of the University of Richmond in 1952. He began practice with the late Gordon E. Campbell and later with the late Preston P. Taylor, forming the firm of Taylor, Gustin and Harris.
He was a member of the American Bar Association, the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Bar Association, the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.
He served in Europe in World War II as a bombardier-navigator with the 12th Air Force. He was a member of Virginia Beach United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Roberta Mahone Harris; two sons and their wives, James L. and Constance Harris of Virginia Beach, VA and Reid M. and Denise Harris of Nags Head, NC; and two grandsons, Ryan C. Harris of Chesapeake, VA and Landon B. Harris of Virginia Beach, VA.
A memorial graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at Princess Anne Memorial Park by Rev. Edward H. Johnson, Jr. Memorial donations may be made to the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.
Read William Harris's Obituary and Guestbook on www.hollomon-brown.com.