Robert Harris (1930 - 2013)

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Harris, Robert Ross Was born February 14, 1930 in Youngstown, Ohio, and moved to Charleston, S.C. during WWII. A very talented athlete, Bob graduated from Chicora HS, attended the College of Charleston and the Univ. of S.C. until he was called to duty with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After service Bob moved to Wisconsin, received his B.A. in Economics at Beloit College where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and met Mary Brakken whom he married in 1959. Bob was Regional Manager for Pyrotronics, a fire protection company. On a special call Bob shared coffee with Lady Bird Johnson at the LBJ Ranch just after President Johnson's death. Bob's passions were his family and the game of golf. He was a resident member of Brookhaven Country Club from 1966. He won the first "19 Man Scramble" and had two holes-in-one. In Heaven he has found the perfect swing. He is survived by Mary, daughters Amy Jones and Janet Bauer, their spouses David Jones and Justin Lee, grandsons Jackson and Jarrett Jones and granddaughter Stephanie Bauer, brother Richard Harris of Florida, in law relatives Earl Brakken of Wisconsin, John and Flo Kostel of Arizona and many nieces, nephews. Bob died May 1, 2013 of complications following surgery. He was a true Valentine. He was the synonym of integrity. He was affable, witty, wise, stubborn and a very soft touch. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or The .



Published in Dallas Morning News on May 15, 2013
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