William J. "Bill" Barris

June 19, 1941 ~ October 20, 2019 (age 78)


William J. “Bill” Barris, 78, of 942 Grandview Rd. Oil City, died at 6:23 A.M. Sunday Oct. 20, 2019 after an extended illness.

Born June 19, 1941 in Center Twp, PA., he was the son of the late Wayne & Virginia Swauger Barris.

Bill had resided in the Oil City Area most of his life.

Bill was married on Oct. 23, 2015 at the train station in Titusville to the former Frances Brown and she survives.

He enjoyed all things associated with trains.

Bill enjoyed going on trips with his wife, spending time with friends from UCIP and spending time and sharing activities with his housemate.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister

Beverly J. Krebs & her husband Ronald of East Springfield

two nieces

Cynthia Korth and Sherrie McCullough

two nephews

Wayne Krebs and Joseph Krebs

Friends will be received from 2-4 Wednesday in the Reinsel Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 P.M. Wednesday in the funeral home with Rev. T. Christopher Hill, Pastor of the Crossing Church, Presiding.

Interment will be in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery in Harborcreek.

Memorials may be made to United Community Independence Programs, P.O. Box 437 Meadville, PA. 16335.

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October 23, 2019

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Bissell Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

Funeral Service
October 23, 2019

4:00 PM
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Bissell Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

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