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“To Gail and family, I just learned of your loss of Bob and am sorry I did not know or I would have attended his funeral. Anyone who knew Bob could...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Bonnie Essex - Taylors, SC

“Dear Gail and Family, I never met Brother Bob personally, but I did have an extensive relationship over the years with him. It was always a blessing...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Dr. Paul E. McLaughlin - Ellenton, FL

“Dear Gail, We just found about Bob's homegoing. We want to let you know that we're praying for you and the family. We both enjoyed the years we...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Ed & Connie Scaglione - Dover, OH

“I am now the age that Bob Harrison was when he and I worked together at the BJU Information Desk from 1984 - 1985. He became a good friend and one...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Dan Unruh - Greeley, CO - friend

“Dear Gail Thank you for letting us know about Bob's Home Going. You and Bob have been dear friends of ours ever since Hopewell, Va. We sympathizes...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Walt and Jan Coles - Chesapeake

“We praise the Lord for his life and testimony. I remember him as "that cheerful video guy." ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Dr. Ken Burkett - Greenville, MS

“Gail, We are so thankful for Bob's full life and his dedication to the Lord's work. He will be missed in many places across Greenville. We will...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Mrs. Wayne R. Byars (Earlean) - SC

“Bob will be missed by all who knew him. His smile, bubbly personality, helpfulness and dedication are characteristics not soon forgotten. I find...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Carolyn Simpson - Columbia, SC

“The Staff of The Mackey Mortuary wish to express our deepest sympathy to you at this difficult time. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: The Mackey Mortuary


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Robert E. Harrison
Hopewell, VA

Robert Edward Harrison, Sr., husband of Gail Lilly Harrison, died February 4th, 2013, at the age of 83.

Born in Hopewell, VA, on June 16th, 1929, he was a son of the late John Dawson Harrison, Sr., and Lena Bailey Harrison.

Mr. Harrison graduated from Hopewell High School in 1946 and went on to graduate from Bob Jones University with a B.A. in Bible and a certificate in teaching. He remained on staff as the University Host and Director of Public Relations from 1955-1983 and then opened Bob Harrison's Films and Videos, which was later changed to Faith Videos. He was a loving brother, husband, father, grandfather, and servant of the Lord.

In addition to his wife Gail Harrison, Bob is survived by 2 sons and their wives, Robert E. Harrison, Jr. and wife Sheri, of Pennsylvania and Ronald E. Harrison and wife Sherri of California; 3 grandsons, Bobby, Ryan, and Jay; 2 granddaughters, Claire and Lauren; and extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Josephine Blount, Idell Ainge, and Mary Frazier, and 3 brothers, Joseph Everett Harrison, John Dawson Harrison, and John Raleigh Harrison.

The viewing will be held at The Mackey Mortuary on February 7th, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Feb 8th at Calvary Baptist Church in Simpsonville at 1:00 p.m., with the Dr. Bob Jones III, of Bob Jones University presiding. Following the funeral services a burial for family and friends will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Greenville, SC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Calvary Bapt. Church Bldg Fund. 3810 Grandview Dr. Simpsonville, SC 29680