W&W | AFCO Steel’s Jim Harris Dies At 63

Jim Harris, W&W | AFCO Steel's senior vice president for bridge contracts, died February 6 while on a business trip in Alabama. He was 63.

Harris was a regular presenter at National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) steel bridge forums throughout the country. He also frequently spoke at the World Steel Bridge Symposium, held annually at NASCC: The Steel Conference. He represented W&W | AFCO at many steel bridge industry meetings and was an involved industry partner.

"He will be missed by all of us at W&W | AFCO as well as many of our bridge customers and the considerable number of friends he had in the engineering and construction community," W&W | AFCO President and COO Grady Harvell said. "Jim's engaging personality resulted in many friends outside of our business community, and he will be missed by them as well."

Harris, an Oklahoma native, graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in civil engineering. He joined W&W | AFCO in 1994 as an intern and worked in the company's engineering and project management teams for his entire 30-year tenure. He was inducted into the Arkansas Academy of Civil Engineers in 2017.

Harris is survived by his wife, Camille Kagy Harris; step-daughter Bradey Camille Baltz (Matthew); former spouse Leslie Sanders Harris; son William Harvey Harris III; daughter Lucy Ann Kerr (Andrew); two grandchildren, Lilith and Kyle Kerr; mother Sondra Harris; and sister Elizabeth Harris Leeds (Rusty).