Robert F. “Bob” Harrison, of Holt, MI, died Tuesday, October 7, 2014 with family at his side, after a short battle with illness.
Bob was born May 8, 1945 in Lansing to parents Robert C. and Arlene M. Harrison.
Bob graduated in 1963 from Lansing Everett High School.
Bob met his dear wife Kay Lynn at Edru Roller Skating Rink in 1963 while they were still in high school. After graduation, they were married in 1965. Together they purchased their home in Holt in 1968, where they raised their family and met their friends.
Bob was a hard-working and loyal employee of Bud Kouts Chevrolet working as a skilled auto body technician. He retired in 2007, after 42 years of service.
Throughout his life Bob was a passionate outdoorsman. His childhood experiences pheasant hunting with his father led him to become an avid hunter and angler, traditions that he shared with his family. In 1990 he shot a 10 point white tail buck that earned him a spot in the Pope and Young world record book. Bob was a taxidermist for over 20 years. Not only was he an expert at his craft, but he met many friends through his work.
Bob had a commitment to hard work and a knack for fixing anything.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Kay, of 49 years; their two children, Tracy (Tony) Casali and Theodore (Annie) Harrison; their three grandchildren, Tony II, Dominic and Gabrielle; his sister, Carolyn (Gary) Eversole; and other family, friends, hunting buddies, Bud Kouts and Adesa families.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, 2121 N. Cedar St., Holt. Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Directly following the 5:00 p.m. service, please join the family at Buddies Grill, 2040 Aurelius Rd., Holt, for a dinner to celebrate Bob.
Bob and his family were truly grateful for the expert, kind and compassionate care provided by the McLaren ICU team. Contributions may be made in Bob’s honor to: McLaren Greater Lansing Healthcare Foundation, 401 W. Greenlawn, Lansing, MI 48910.