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Robert “Bob” Harrison

Robert “Bob” Harrison, 73, husband of JoAnn Maxey, died Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

Born in Portland, OR, he was the son of the late Wallace and Lena “Lee” Mutti Harrison.

Bob met JoAnn almost six years ago. They married in 2014 and moved to Rutherfordton. He attended First Baptist Church of Rutherfordton and was a believer in Jesus Christ. He was known for his optimism, sense of humor, and adventurous life. Over his life, he loved to travel, going to the beach, cruises to tropical destinations, scuba diving, and even had his pilot’s license. Bob enjoyed riding his motorcycle, and had started to write a book. One of his greatest joys in life was being an amazing “Papa” to his wonderful grandchildren.

Bob was a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Cornhuskers fan. Bob went on to become a CPA and worked in broadcasting, both television and radio. He also worked as the financial director for the city of Simpsonville as well as being an independent financial consultant. Recently, his writings have been featured in the Simpsonville Sentinel Newspaper.

In addition to his loving wife of five years, JoAnn, Bob is survived by a daughter, Lisa Hall, and husband, Chris, of Simpsonville; a son, Greg Harrison, and wife, Lauren, of Belmont, MA; a step-daughter, Angie Malan, and husband, Jaison, of Rutherfordton, NC; his precious grandchildren, Abigail and Caleb Hall, Silas and Ezra Harrison, Kailey, Emma, and Lucy Malan; and a sister, Barbara Manship, and husband, Robert, of Trinity, FL.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 3:00 pm in the chapel of Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Downtown. Due to the CDC guidelines, seating will be limited to allow for proper social distancing. The family asks those in attendance to please wear a mask.

Memorials may be made in Bob’s memory to Air Charity Network at http://aircharitynetwork.org. Air Charity Network is a charitable organization that provides access for people in need who are seeking free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations due to family, community, or national crisis. Air Charity Network serves all 50 states and its volunteer pilots utilize their own aircraft, fuel and time to provide free air transportation to medical facilities for citizens who are financially distressed or otherwise unable to travel on public transportation.

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