Robert Harris

April 8, 1952 ~ May 21, 2022 (age 70)


Robert “Bob” Marshall Harris of Madison, Tennessee, formerly of Green Valley, Illinois, passed away May 21, 2022 at the age of 70 years.  He was born April 8, 1952 to Marshall E. and Betty J. (Deiss) Harris of Green Valley.

Bob attended Green Valley Grade and High School, graduating in the Class of 1970.  He attended Illinois State University prior to serving two years in the U.S. Army as a telecommunications operator with NATO and was stationed in Germany.  He worked as a Brakeman, Conductor, and General Yardmaster for Chicago Northwestern Railroad in South Pekin for over 17 years.  He later worked for S&K Chevrolet, and Olan Mills at which time relocated him to the Nashville, Tennessee area and then Priority Logistics in Tennessee.

Bob is survived by his wife, Lisa Harris, of Madison, Tennessee, three sons, Jason Marshall Harris and wife, Maria, of Louisville, Kentucky, Patrick Ernest Harris of Oceanside, California, and Collin Dean Harris and wife, Jennifer, of Richmond Hills, Georgia, six grandchildren, Wyatt, Everett, Emerson, Brooklyn, Colt, and Easton Harris, three step grandchildren, Bailey, Tyler, and Dylan Stewart, his siblings, Lois (Phil) Harris, Marsha (Randy) Allen, Janet Harris, Richard “Rick” Harris, brother-in-law, Ernest “Ernie” Runyon, and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Ada Harris, and Oscar and Ada Deiss, all of Delavan, his parents, Marshall E. and Betty J. Harris of Green Valley, his sister, Thelma J. Runyon of Pekin, and grandnephew, Nicholaus Gibson of Tremont.

Bob was a diehard St. Louis Cardinals baseball and Chicago Bears football fan and Harley Davidson man.  During his lifetime he enjoyed playing baseball, and basketball in High School and continuing in baseball and softball leagues after graduation.

A Celebration of Life for Bob will be Saturday, July 2, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Pub 29 in Green Valley.   Cremation has been accorded and disposition will be held at a later date.   At his request, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Midwest Affiliate, 4722 North Sheridan Road, Peoria, IL 61614 in memory of Nicholaus Gibson and honor of Bob’s goddaughter, Yvonne Gibson.

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