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Robert W. Harrison

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HARRISON, Robert W. ROBERT W. "BOB" HARRISON Robert W. "Bob" Harrison, 79, of Marietta died Sunday, March 25, 2012. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta with Rev. Randy Cheek officiating. Interment will follow at Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery. Robert W. Harrison was born on September 25, 1932 in Richlands, VA to Thomas and Maudie Harrison. He was the youngest of eight siblings. His childhood was spent on a farm in Pembrook, VA. The early years helped to develop his love for animals and gardening. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was proud to serve his country. Bob was stationed in Charleston, SC when he met his wife of 55 years, Patricia H. Washburn. Bob and Pat were married on December 16, 1956 and relocated to Marietta, GA. Upon starting their new home they welcomed their first child, Robert Victor Harrison ("Vic"). Several years later they welcomed their daughter, Robin Elizabeth Harrison. Shortly after Bob's military career ended, he went to work for the civil service where his job remained classified through retirement. Bob was blessed with five grandchildren, Eydie Harrison, Chase Clements, Emma Harrison, Trent Harrison, and Preston Harrison. He doted over all his grandchildren and never missed spending time with them. Bob was an active member of the Meyerhardt 314 Lodge and was an active member of Olive Springs Baptist Church. Bob was passionate about the needs of children and never missed an opportunity to help when he could. He loved the Lord, his family, and his friends with all his heart! Survivors include his wife, Patricia W. Harrison of Marietta; one daughter, Robin E. Clements and her husband, Joe of Marietta; one son, Robert V. (Vic) Harrison and his wife, Julie of Dallas, GA; five grandchildren, Eydie Harrison, Chase Clements, Emma, Preston and Trent Harrison; several nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made to Olive Springs Baptist Church, 1528 Austell Road SE, Marietta, GA 30008. Family will receive friends 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. www.mayeswarddobbins.com
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Mar. 28, 2012
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