Robert L. Harrill
Apr 18, 1932 – Feb 26, 2017
The family will receive friends Thursday, March 2nd from 1pm to 2:30pm, followed by SERVICES at 2:30pm at the Bel Air Chapel, 12100 W. Center Rd. Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park with military honors by Benson VFW Post 2503. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Hillcrest Hospice or Nebraska Humane Society.
Robert L. “Bob” Harrill was born to John and Mabel Harrill on April 18, 1932 in Atchison County, Missouri. Bob was the youngest of six children and grew up in Hamburg, Iowa.
In 1953, Bob joined the Army, honorably serving his country as a member of Baker Battery of the 69th Field Artillery Battalion. His battalion fought in the infamous “Battle of Pork Chop Hill” in the Korean War. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his service.
Bob married Joann Gray, who was also from Hamburg, Iowa. They wed in 1955 and had two sons, David and Michael. Bob had a successful career as a commercial tire salesman for Goodyear Tire, winning many awards including being named Goodyear’s Midwest Region Retail-Truck Tire Sales Champion. He retired after thirty years of service.
After retirement, he turned his passion for collectibles and antiques into a business, buying and selling antiques. He lost his wife of 34 years, Joann, in 1989. A few years later, he met his loving companion, Ila Green, at an antique show. Bob and Ila have spent the past twenty-six years together, traveling to antique shows, spending time with friends, and enjoying family.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mabel Harrill; wife, Joann Harrill; sisters: Flossie, Carolyn, and Helen; brothers, Richard and John. He is survived by beloved companion, Ila Green; sons, David Harrill (Sandy) and Mike Harrill (Jacque); grandchildren: Brent Harrill (Kim), Chad Harrill (Ashley), Corie Wellwood (Jeff), Mitchell Harrill (Jessica), and Grant Harrill (Brittani); great-grandchildren: Tyler, Kaylyn, Brynlee, Caleb, Nathan, Kellen, Paige, Anthony, Vincent, Juliana and Gianna; many nieces, nephews and friends.