Robert S. Harrison, Jr.
August 2, 1932- August 5, 2023
Robert S. Harrison, Jr. “Bob”, born August 2, 1932, in Omaha, Nebraska and grew up in Omaha on the north side of town. He was ninety-one years old when he was called home on August 5, 2023 to worship in the presence of his Lord and savior Jesus Christ
He was preceded in death by his mother, Irene Harrison; father, Robert S. Harrison, Sr.; and younger sister, June Lincoln.
Bob attended Omaha Tech High School and joined United States Air Force after a brief encounter near the gates of Offutt Air Base with USAF General Curtis Lemay. From that point forward Bob became passionate about serving his country as a member of the United States Air Force. He attained the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. His service took him on many travels to various places around the world. Bob was a very animated and humorous story teller of his travels to various countries. The places he visited and the people he met provided great subject matter and characters to the stories he shared with others of his travels. He spent a year away from home during the Vietnam war and was very proud to be able to serve his country. He was known for being able to get things “fixed” that others could not. His nickname to his service buddies was the “Fixer” (Harry the “Fixer”).
Bob’s hobbies were hunting with his brother-in-law John Waltrip, and Buss Lincoln as young man and with his sons and friends when they reached their teenage years. Bob was a coin collector, stamp collector, and was very good at sketching portraits of people he knew. His most favorite passion after the Air Force was his love for fireworks. Bob bought fireworks at wholesale and sold them to various people he knew that also loved fireworks. He was known as the guy to go to for fireworks around Carter Lake community. Every year he would put on a fireworks show after the multi-family annual 4th of July picnic at Jerry and Karen Waltrip’s home on Carter Lake. The fireworks show drew crowds of people from the community even watching from their boats on the lake or cars parked on the other side of the lake.
Bob married the love of his life, Dolores M. Waltrip, on August 22, 1953. He only wanted to have one child and ended up with seven.
Bob’s seven children are, Michael Harrison (deceased), Steve and Bing Harrison, Christopher and Diane Harrison, Cheryl and Pat McAtee, Yvette and Tim Nervig, Nadine and Gus Cross, Lisa and Greg Hess.
Bob has twenty-two grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren, and nine great-great grandchildren.
Bob was a devoted husband and father a great neighbor and always willing to help those in need.
He will be affectionately missed by all who knew him.
VISITATION: Tuesday August 8, 2023, 6pm-8pm. FUNERAL SERVICE: Wednesday August 9, 2023, 11am. All services are at the West Center Chapel, 7805 W Center Rd. Interment with Military Honors: Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project. To view a live broadcast of the Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “Live Cast” button.