William Allen Harding
February 1, 1945 - September 29, 2012
William (Bill) Allen Harding, the oldest son of William H D and Edna P. Lisle Harding, born Feb. 1, 1945 in Worth County, Mo., went to his heavenly home Sept. 29, 2012 in Phoenix.
He was married to Terry Norton in 1967 and he leaves behind two sons, William A. Jr. and Lynn Ray of Colorado; and three grandchildren Wyait, Morgan and Sydnia Harding of Colorado. He is also survived by two brothers, James L. and wife Donna of Gainer, Mo. and Stephen L. of Grand Canyon, Ariz., and many nieces and nephews. A sister, Sandra Clark, preceded him.
Mr. Harding was a metalworker, farmer, rancher and oil field truck pusher. In 2002, health reasons caused retirement. He came to Payson to care for his mother, who survives him. He was a good son, brother, father and grandfather. He was a hard man, but always a fair man; his word was his bond, his family writes. He enjoyed people and had many friends everywhere. He will be greatly missed by loved ones and friends.