William Earl Garris
William Earl Garris
  • June 9, 1947 - January 4, 2018
  • Winnabow, North Carolina

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William Earl "Wild Bill" Garris, age 70 of Winnabow, NC passed away on Thursday the fourth of January 2018.
"Wild Bill" as he was fondly known, was born in Morgan County, Ohio, on the ninth of June 1947 to the late William Jesse and Hannah Susan Nichols Garris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Junior Garris and a sister Sarah Rittler. He was the owner and operator of his own construction company. Bill possessed a God given talent to play music on several instruments as well as sing. He was a member of two bands, "Facin' South" and "Billy G & the Soundwaves" for many years and played for Bob Hope when he was only four years old.
Survivors include his loving wife, Judith "Judy" Garris; three daughters, Kimberly Robeson of Holden Beach, Delisa Nelson and husband Russell of Vermillion, OH, Ferren Rittenhour and husband John of Saginaw, MI;and two sons, Charles Hupp and wife Jeri of Marion, OH and Kevin Fridley and wife Tabatha of Cardington, OH, ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. And a wonderful friend, Tena McMillan of Holden Beach.
Local memorial services were private and a celebration of life will be held at a later date in Ohio.
The family requests with gratitude that memorials be made in his name to the American Heart Association @ 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060.
Online condolences are encouraged and may be offered at www.whitefuneralservicesupply.com
White Funeral & Cremation Service, Bolivia/Supply Chapel