Robert Eugene Harris, Jr., 72, was born in Modesto, CA to Robert Eugene Harris, Sr. and Imogene Maude (Barris) Harris on December 1, 1945. Robert passed on comfortably to his eternal Lord and Savior on Oct. 19, 2018 at the Henry Hines Hospice Center in Wichita, KS.
Robert was a friend to everyone and even had a special pup friend named Samantha. He loved watching football as his sport of choice. You would think he would like OU the best, but he was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. He was a welder throughout his life, retiring in 2013. His greatest hobby was CB radios and was an amateur ham operator. He was a member of the Lindsborg Blue Lodge 397 since 1980 where he had been Past Master 3 times. He was a member of the Scottish Rite and a member of India Temple Shrine, Oklahoma for 5 years before transferring to Isis Temple, Salina in 1985 and a member there for 33 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Steve of Yukon, Ok.
He leaves his wife of 31 years, Linda Harris, of the home; daughter Audra, Salina; a son, Richard (Shannon), Edmond, Ok; a sister, Barbara (Henry) Schmidt, Glendale Heights, IL; 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Roberts memorial services will be at 2:00 pm November 17, 2018 at the Ryan Mortuary, Salina.
A sincere thank you to the staff at Pinnacle Park Rehabilitation Center for his care since becoming a resident in 2017. He expressed a great love for his caregivers. He loved to tell them about his hobbies, and life and bragged about his family. He was well loved and created a special bond with each one of them.
A special thank you to the Henry Hines Hospice Center for their care, dignity and respect that was shown to him during the final hours of his life.