Robert P. Harrison 1916 - 2011 Lawrence
Funeral services for Robert P. “Bob” Harrison, 95, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Rev. Dr. Peter Luckey will officiate.
Mr. Harrison died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at his home.
He was born June 24, 1916, in St. Louis, the son of George B. and Florence McManus Harrison.
He lived in Lawrence since moving from New York in 1934 to attend Kansas University. He was a 1938 graduate from Kansas University with a bachelor’s degree in geology.
Mr. Harrison was a former real estate broker and owned The Gill Real Estate and Insurance Agency from 1952 to 1993. He was a former owner and real estate developer of properties in Kansas and Hawaii.
He was a member of the Noon Kiwanis Club in Lawrence, a former member of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, a former member and past president of the Lawrence Board of Realtors, and a former member and past president of the Lawrence Board of Independent Insurance Agents. He was also a 61-year member of Lawrence Masonic Lodge No. 6 A.F. & A.M.
He married Pauline Gill on July 28, 1938, in Missouri. She preceded him in death Jan. 12, 1999.
He was also preceded in death by his son, Philip Gill “Phil” Harrison on June 29, 2011.
He is survived by a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Jean “Beth” Harrison, Lawrence.
Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials to Douglas County Community Foundation or Douglas County Historical Society, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.