Robert L. Harris Sr.

Robert L. Harris Sr., 81, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Robert was raised in Petersburg, Va., by his late grandmother, Annie Mae Harris. He was a well-respected business man as owner of Auto-Van Center and numerous rental properties.

He is survived by: his loving and devoted wife of 43 years, Rosemary Harris; sons, Robert L. Harris Jr. and wife, Danielle of Chester, Russell Thompson and wife, Ute of Hopewell; daughters, Rhonda Reynolds and husband, Rob of Iowa, and Renee Dove and husband, David of California; grandchildren, Will and Andrew Reynolds, Russell and Trevor Thompson, Ryanne and Dallas Harris, Holly Stokoe, Kaleb Cline, Daniella Calbert and James Reagh; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Katrina, Noah and Kinsley; brother, Hector Elmore of Gordonsville; sisters, Ann Ozmore of Richmond and Ettalee Spiers; brother-in-law, Wesley Harris; as well as numerous nieces; and nephews.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Sheila Vick and the staff at the Dunlop House in Colonial Heights. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, at the Life Church, 16801 Harrowgate Road, South Chesterfield, Va., with the Rev. Bryan Briggs officiating. Burial will follow in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George, Va., with military honors. The family will receive friends Sunday April 13, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Destination Church, 300 Southpark Circle, Colonial Heights, VA 23834, or The Super Kids, P.O. Box 637 Hopewell, VA 23860. Condolences may be registered at

Funeral Home

2033 BOULEVARD Colonial Heights, VA 23834-2309
(804) 526-3400

Published in The Progress-Index on Apr. 12, 2014