Bobby Wayne Harris Sr.


Bobby Wayne Harris Sr, 76, of Fort Gibson, OK, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at his home surrounded by family.
Bob was born in Muskogee, OK on November 16, 1942 to the late Rev. Billy Harris and Wauhillau Adkisson Harris. He married Thelma Marie Smith on May 29, 1968 in Muskogee, OK. Bob and Thelma raised three children, Bobby Harris Jr, Tracy Harris Emmons, and Greg Harris.
Bob served in the Air Force, Air Force Reserves, and Army National Guard from 1964 - 1974. Bob's career started at the US Army Corp of Engineers then spent 3 years welding for Port City Steel before going to work at CRC-Evans Pipeline Equipment in Tulsa for 34.5 years where he retired in 2004. In his spare time, Bob loved to hunt, fish, and cook. Some of his most precious memories were sharing these things with his children and grandchildren. He was active in the American Legion Post #20 and served as Deacon of Old Mission Church in Fort Gibson.
He is survived by his spouse, Thelma Harris of the home; children, Bobby and Deanna Harris of Fort Gibson, Tracy and Kevin Emmons of Collinsville, and Greg Harris of Fort Gibson; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three siblings and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.
A memorial service celebrating Bobby's life will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Fort Gibson beginning at 10:00AM. All family and friends are welcome to join in the celebration of the life of this wonderful husband, father, and Papa.
The family of Bobby Wayne Harris Sr has entrusted his cremation and service to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555
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Published on July 11, 2019
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