Robert Alton Harris went to be with the Lord on the evening of June 27,2013. He passed unexpectedly in the comforts of his "home up on the hill" in Windsor, NY where he always wished to ascend from. He is predeceased by his parents Frank and Joan Harris and his beautiful grandson Seth Harris. He is survived by his dedicated and loving wife-Diane (Conklin) Harris; Son-Robert (Bunk) Harris with children: Jenny, Caleb, Trinity, Lily, and Levi; Daughter-Billie Sue (Harris) Sellers and spouse William Sellers Jr. with children: Brandon, Heather, Caitlyn, Noah, and Cali; Sister-Kathy and spouse David Hogeboom; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. This profound idol was noted for his superior motocross skills, he mentored many riders with pride and honor. He rode with confidence, he rode fast, and he took chances. His famous saying was "When in doubt, gas it out". He was always loyal to friends and family…in fact he would give the shirt off of his back to anyone in need. He loved his grandchildren the most and his faithful companion Nico, who remained by his side. He also enjoyed Harleys, flea markets, antiques, and heavy machinery that could move the earth. Husband, father, grandpa and friend…an idol, a legend, a true hero has been taken from this earth…We have all gained a guardian angel that can fly fast. Godspeed, Rest in Peace…you were a wonderful man to many…we will miss you so very much. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 11-12pm with a Funeral Service following at 12pm at the THOMAS J. SHEA FUNERAL HOME INC. 137 Robinson St., Binghamton, NY. Feel free to dress comfortable and casual, as Bob would…just bring your love and respect. In lieu of flowers you may send plants, trees or monetary donations to the Harris family.
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from June 30 to July 2, 2013