Robert Harrison, Sr.
age 80, of Festus, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City, Missouri. He was born August 19, 1936 in Lilbourn, Missouri, the son of the late Clorene (nee Morris) and Ronald A. Harrison, Sr.
He is survived by his wife Joan (nee Koenig) Harrison; children Mary Frances (Ronald) Peppers of St. Charles, Missouri, Susan Harrison of Barnhart, Missouri, Robert Harrison, Jr. of Millstadt, Illinois, Cindy Diaz of Festus and Adam (Jay Kish, Jr.) Harrison of Collinsville, Illinois; brothers Ronald A. (the late Joy) Harrison, Jr. of Chicago, Illinois, Billy J. (Rhonda) Harrison of Barnhart and Charles Harrison of Hillsboro, Missouri; sisters Jerry D. (Robert) Riggs of Barnhart and Minnie (James Sr.) Shultz of Barnhart; grandchildren Kyle Harrison, Natalie Peppers, Brittney Peppers, Janae Harrison and Marc Harrison, a great-grandson Makhi Harrison, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by sisters Jacqueline (the late Leroy) Sawyer and Joy Marie (the late Gerald, Sr.) Becker.
He was the owner/operator of the Pevely Auto-Parts and Festus Auto-Parts stores, member of Windsor Baptist Church, Elks Lodge #1721 and a life member of the Allied Auto Racing Association. He was a Missouri National Guardsman and avid supporter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday August 7, 2017 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus. Funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the funeral home, officiated by Pastor Robert Sterling of Windsor Baptist Church. Interment in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crystal City. Memorials in his memory are preferred to Windsor Baptist Church.