Robert E. Harris, Sr., 80, Jasper

Robert Harris, Sr.Robert E. Harris, Sr., 80, of Jasper, died Sunday (February 26) at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville. He was born in Huntingburg February 14, 1937, to Charles E. and Mary Elizabeth (Taylor) Harris. He married Joan L. Boeglin December 26, 1959, in Shawneetown, Illinois.

Bob was employed at Whirlpool in Evansville for 41 years. He was a member of the Huntingburg High School Class of 1955; and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and wood working.

He is survived by his wife, Joan L. Harris; one son, Robert Harris, Jr., Oakland City; three daughters, Brenda Volz, Dale, Judy Meyer, Jasper, and Mary Elizabeth Bruce, Princeton; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by seven brothers, Crellis, Collis, Carlas, James, infant Charles, Ronald Ray, and Gerald Harris, and three sisters, Doretha Whitledge, Marcella Reed, and Alberta DeFur.

Interment will take place at Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg and a celebration of life memorial service will be held at a later date. Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at

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