Robert Edward Harris


Robert (Bob) Edward Harris, 80, died Friday, February 21, 2020 at home surrounded by family. Being an avid HAM radio fan, he was determined to live one more day, not to miss Thursday’s HAM radio night!

Born and raised in Clarkesville, GA, the son of William Roscoe and Bertha Jane (Senkbeil) Harris. He was the baby of five, having three sisters and one brother.

Bob joined the U.S. Army where he dedicated 20 years of service and eventually retired as Sergeant First Class. A major highlight during his service was meeting his wife, Lisa (Liesel) while stationed in Germany. They were married in 1964. After retiring from the military, he settled in Liberty Hill. He then started working for 3M in Austin and spent the next 22 years there before retiring a second time. Amazingly, he never took a sick day while in the service or at 3M.

Bob had a passion for Ham Radio, because he loved meeting and talking with people. He got his license in 1965 and his call sign was “WD5BNB”. He drove to Jarrell and helped communicate with red cross and first responders during the horrific tornado.

He leaves his wife of 55 years, Elisabeth (Lisa) Harris; his daughter’s, Marita Lloyd, Chris Copeland (James Copeland), Linda Harris (Reggie Leuty), Jill Cearley (Nathan Cearley); grandchildren, Victoria Knam, Stephanie Brown (Jeffrey Brown), Nicholas Copeland, Carson Cearley, Kinley Cearley; great grandchildren Samantha Lloyd, Perry Brown; siblings Elizabeth (Liz) Simmons and Susie York; many nieces, nephew, cousins, and close friends.

A heartfelt thanks to Nurse Debbie, Martha, Lucy, and Claudia. The care you gave Bob was truly remarkable! You are all Angels!

A graveside service was held in February at Liberty Hill Cemetery.