Robert Carlyle "Bobby" Harris
Robert Carlyle "Bobby" Harris

Robert Carlyle "Bobby" Harris, 33, of South Ellison Lane, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2010, in Abingdon, Virginia.

He was born January 26, 1977, in Richmond, Kentucky, the son of Robert E. Harris and Janet L. Harris Vallone.

He was a graduate of Fishburne Military School, Radford University and served in the United States Air Force.

He was employed by CHI in Lebanon, Virginia.

Survivors include his father, Robert E. Harris and step-mother, Pam C. Harris, of Waynesboro; his mother, Janet L. Harris Vallone and step-father, Felix Vallone, of Waymart, Pennsylvania; brothers, Thomas Harris and his wife, Virginia, and Clinton Edward Harris of Waynesboro; maternal grandparents, Dudley and Helen Link of Paris, Kentucky; step-brother, Eric Fletcher; step-sister, Allison Smith and her husband, Matt, of Waynesboro; nephew, Benjamin Joseph Harris; and a niece, Madeline Carter Harris.

Bobby is also survived by many loving family members and friends.

The Harris family would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Bobby's special friend, Joe Blackwell of Abingdon.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, December 5, 2010, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1904 Mt. Vernon Street, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Hope Counseling Center, 20 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 202 Waynesboro, VA 22980.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes and Crematory.

This obituary was originally published in the News Virginian.
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Thinking of you today buddy. You were one of my first friends at Fishburne. A few years ago, we dedicated a brick to you in the quadrangle. I am sure you can see it. Until we meet again.
Bradley Taylor
March 8, 2019
Miss you Bobby
October 15, 2018

Bobby, I haven't seen you in 45 years,since NNHS and church. But the picture of your son brought back memories. How sad to have such a loss. God bless you at this time.
Lucy Southall Propst
Lucy Southall Propst
December 27, 2010
Lucy Southall Propst
December 27, 2010
Bobby was and continues to be a great spirit! I have never known anyone more positive or more loving.
Heather Owens
December 18, 2010
Bobby and family, We are so sorry to hear about your son. Our heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with you. God Bless! Pauline and Charles Shofner
December 16, 2010
I just heard the news today. Goodbye my good friend.
Chip Frye
December 15, 2010
Many knew him as 'Bobby' but to me, a co-worker of his at CGI, he was Robert. He was an extraordinary person to work with. The first time I met him he threw me off guard because he was energetic and excited about working on something I considered very boring and was not looking forward to. His attitude made me take a step back and re-evaluate my own perspective on the work.

He was incredibly generous, helpful, and hard working. One time I was over-loaded with too many tasks and Robert helped me work through them on top of his own work load. We got through it together and from that point on he was my go-to guy whenever I needed help or if my team was looking for additional resources and I looked for opportunities to do the same for him.

I got to meet Robert in person on his visit to Fairfax a few months ago and he was just as great in person as he had been over the phone, email, and office chat. Over time we grew to be friends.

I was absolutely shocked to hear that he had passed. I am thankful to have known Robert. He definitely influenced my outlook on work and life. I am so sorry for your loss and pray that you find peace and serenity in this grievous time. Please let me know if there's anything I can do. nweaver529(at)gmail(dot)com
Natalie Weaver
December 13, 2010
Bob and Family,
I just now found out about Bobby and I am so saddened. My heart aches for you Bob. You know how much I love you and words can not describe how I feel for you and your family. I will be in much prayer for you and your family and please know me and my family are always here for you all if you should need anything. We love you, Vickie, Bo, Nikki and Shianne
Vickie Rankin
December 10, 2010
My condolences to the family of Bobby Harris. Bobby was my First Sergeant in Alpha Company my senior year, and always had a upbeat and positive attitude which resonated with our company. Moreover, Bobby was a dear friend, and will truly be missed.
Rob Evans
December 10, 2010
My condolences to the family of Bobby Harris. We were friends during our days in Fishburne and I can't recall a more upbeat, positive, and effervescent person during my time there.
Yang Forjindam
December 9, 2010
I was glad to have met you.
Alexander Herrmann
December 9, 2010
Bobby was a great friend and classmate with me at FMS. I am so sad to hear that he he is gone. I will miss him dearly, as he was a wonderful gentleman! Absent Comrades!!!

James Bland
December 9, 2010
Bobby and I were close friends back at Fishburne. Nothing like going over to his place and eating steaks while watching movies or studying together to get our driver's licenses or just to get a break from military school. I wish I didn't drop off the radar after we graduated, but I'm glad to see that he had a major impact on more than just my life. Bobby will be missed, God bless him.
Dennis Scurry
December 9, 2010
I'm so sorry to hear about Robert passing. I worked closely with him on a couple of projects at CGI. He was always positive, hard-working, and just overall a pleasure to work with. He will certainly be missed by many at CGI.
Matt Taylor
December 7, 2010

I was so sorry to hear of your son passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time. God bless all of you.
Linda Harris Jeffers
December 6, 2010
I was sorry to read about your son passing away. My prayers are with you and your family.
Sandra Worsham McConnell
December 6, 2010
Bob, our thoughts and prayers are with your family during your loss. Jerry Henry
Jerry Henry
December 6, 2010
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. He was a sweet person. I never saw him that he was not smiling. He was the one person from this area that I would see often in Radford. He is in a better place but that does not change how much he is loved or will be missed. Please know we are here for your family if you need anything or just simply need to talk to someone. We love you all.
Jennifer & Todd Fisher
December 6, 2010
Bob, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Words are inadequate to express the depth of your love for a child and I want you to know you and your family are in my prayers.
Jeanette McDonald Hornsby
December 6, 2010
I am deeply sadden by the sudden loss of Robert. We sat together for almost a year and he was always upbeat and energetic. You can guarantee that he would have you smiling and laughing within 10 mins of talking to him. He was a great coworker and an even better friend. My heart goes out to your entire family.
Jessica Ingraham
December 6, 2010
Bob, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. You and your family are in my prayers.
Alyson Wood
December 6, 2010
I was a colleague of Robert's from the Fairfax, Virginia CGI Federal office and was extremely saddened to hear the news of his unexpected passing. I met Robert last January and trained him during his first weeks at CGI Federal. He was one of the most bright, energetic and happy people to work with on a daily basis. Within the first few days of meeting him, I knew that Robert could handle just about any situation. If there was a problem, Robert was always ready with a creative solution. He quickly became a leader and was well known as the go to guy from our Southwest Virginia office. He also was one of the most requested resources by staff in the Fairfax office and people would actually put up a good fight to get him on their team. Even though I knew him for less than a year, I am certain that he enriched my life and will remember him as a good friend and colleague who could always brighten my day.
Cathie Flynn
December 6, 2010
Hi, I grew up in waynesboro and stayed there every summer with my grandparents on old new hope road, my granddad drove a cab there 4EVER. i then moved to Newport News so my dad could work in the shipyard. I went to NNHS and read this email from my class mates.In fact my cousin lives on isle road.there .its changed a little but the hotel/motel and roses was still there a few months ago. SO I am sending out prayers to you and yours. I rem. when we burried dad there in 1987 how ALL the cars pulled over to the side of the road to show us respect and THAT does not happen in Hampton Roads area.Take care rem the GOOD TIMES as we get older class of 66 we are losing more and more family and friends but we were BLESSed to have them as long as we did.
December 6, 2010
On behalf of the CGI team in Fairfax,VA that Robert worked closely with, I would like to extend our sincere condolences. He was a pleasure to work with and he will be greatly missed on the team. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
Sara Bach
December 6, 2010
Bob, it saddened me to read of the loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and Bobby's friends.
Jimmy Dossett
December 6, 2010
I knew Bobby as a SUUSI attendee during the summer. He was so organized and helpful and had such a loving, kind spirit. Please know that he will be missed very much in the SUUSI community!
Kim Breivogel
December 6, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of your loss and will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Sally Robertson
December 6, 2010
Bobby was one of the most creative problem solvers I have ever met! He was so incredibly helpful and had never-ending energy. He will be missed greatly.
Jennifer Shore
December 6, 2010
I worked closely with Robert during his time at CGI. He was always positive and was great to work with. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
David Comiskey
December 6, 2010
I am sorry for your loss. I sat beside Robert, the past few months, at CGI. He was a great guy, and very deticated professional. It was an honor to have known him!
Teri Haas
December 6, 2010
Wishing the family strength during this time of sorrow. Our sympathy is with you and yours. Robert will be missed at CGI!
Robert and Sheri Elder
December 6, 2010
We at CGI are terribly saddened by the loss of Robert. He was a very valued member of our team and we will miss him! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families.
Tina Marchione
December 6, 2010
I hope the lovely service comforted you. Bobby sounded like a loving and caring young man. Heaven is more fun now for having him.
-Tina Jeffrey
December 6, 2010
Robert, your presence among us will be greatly missed.
Jason Lunsford
December 6, 2010
My prayers and deepest sympathies go out to Robert's family. I had the honor of working with Robert here at CGI in Lebanon, VA. He was a very well respected team member. He always had a smile on his faces and I always looked forward to our conversations about our love of movies. May God be with his family and friends during this time.
Stephen Crandell
December 6, 2010
I am incredibly sorry for your loss. It is a loss for us at CGI Federal in Lebanon, VA as well. He was always kind, funny, and had a great smile. He made me laugh out loud quite a few times with joking! It is a shock to all of us and I pray for overwhelming peace, comfort and grace for his family, loved ones and friends. God be with each of you during this tragic time.
Jenny Lewis
Jenny Lewis
December 6, 2010
I am writing to let you all know that we are so sorry to hear about Robert. I enjoyed working with him at CGI in Lebanon. He was a warm hearted, fun loving person, he will be missed.
Diana Stinson
December 6, 2010
Bob and family,
I am saddened for your loss. Times like this are never easy. May GOD bless you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ed Pursley
December 6, 2010
I am shocked to hear of this and so sorry for your loss. I worked with Bobby at South River quite a few years ago. He was a great person, with a loving wonderful personality. We had great times down there, ones that will never be forgotten. This is a tragic loss but heaven has a new angel now! May God be with the Harris family & friends to comfort you during this difficult time!
Kelly Wasiewski-Brown
December 5, 2010
I remember cadet Harris at Fishburne Military School, He was a funny young man and was all ways very well liked by every one there and I am so sorry to hear of his passing My God Bless you all LTC Duke Cash (Ret)VaM
December 5, 2010
We are so sorry to hear about Bobby. May GOD bless you and your family during this time of sorrow and as the days and weeks pass, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of your family and friends. You are in my heart and prayers.
Jane Ann Saul
December 5, 2010
I am so sorry to hear this. Sorry for your loss. Rob was part of my team at CGI, and he was well liked and respected for his work ethics and for his collaborative & positive attitude. My thoughts and CGI Family's thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Mayank Goswami
December 5, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. The grief one experiences with the loss of a child is most devastating to endure. I hope and pray that God will give you the strength to move on with your lives with love and happiness as I am sure Bobby would have wished. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Chuck Jones
December 5, 2010
Mac and I extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. I pray that you will find a modicum of solace knowing your friends have you continually in their thoughts and prayers during these difficult times.
With sincere affection and condolences.
Mac and Judy Jones, Waynesboro,VA
December 5, 2010
To Janet and the rest of Bobby's Family -Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. We extend our sincere sympathy to all.
Hawley UMW
December 4, 2010
The times we have shared at family gatherings was always punctuated by smiles, laughter, and love, of which Bobby was a big part. We grieve with Bob, Tom, and Clinton and the rest of our family at the tragic loss of one so young and precious. We send our love and deepest sympathies.
Rich and Carol Engel and family
December 4, 2010
Sorry for your loss. I am saddened by the news. Bobby and I were friends through much of middle and high school.
Daren Rodgers
December 4, 2010
Booby was my "go to" person for a number of summers when he worked for Radford University Conference Services. His dedication, willingness to help in any way he could, and his amazing spirit inspired friendships out of work relationships. I know that I am a better person for having known Bobby. My deepest condolences to Bobby's family and friends.
Dianna MacPherson
December 4, 2010
December 4, 2010
Our love, prayers and deepest sympathies to Bobby's family. Heaven becomes more precious with each passing of our family members. Even though we didn't get to see him as often as we would have liked, he will always be remembered for his beautiful smile and sweet spirit. We love all of you very much!
Pat, Debbie, Joe & Jonathan Montenegro
December 3, 2010
I am so sorry to hear about this great loss in our family. I havent seen Bobby in years. I will be praying for everyone in this time of loss. I Love You
Jeannine Williams-Craft
December 3, 2010