OBITUARY

Bishara "Bill" Hanna Harb

April 5, 1927February 13, 2019
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Bishara H. Harb (Bill) 91- Bill Harb of Knoxville, Tennessee is, according to his profession of faith, now face to face with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Bill, a refugee from Ramallah, Palestine, and patriarch of the Harb family worldwide, arrived at Knoxville in 1956 in search of the American dream for his family. After attaining gainful employment as a master tailor and buying a home in North Knoxville, Bill sent for his family who awaited him in Ramallah, and in 1958 they were joyfully reunited and soon after became naturalized U.S. citizens. Bill not only worked as a quality control manager at two major clothing factories, he also owned two grocery stores and co-owned townhouses in West Knoxville. His dream came true when he opened his very own tailor shop in Downtown Knoxville at Market Square, culminating the high point of his 60 plus years as a master tailor. Bill was the go to guy when it came to difficult tasks with respect to clothing, and he was highly regarded as the best in the business by his clients. Bill's humor, sweet spirit, deep love for family, and strong work ethic will be missed and never forgotten. Bill is a man loved by many and respected by all who know him. The family would like to thank Caris Healthcare for their loving attention given, prior to Bill's entrance into the everlasting presence with his Lord in heaven.

Bill is preceded in death by parents Hanna and Helana Harb; sister Harbeih Harb and great grandson, Creed Daniel DeSa. Bill is survived by Zahwa Harb, his loving wife of 72 years; sons, Hanna Harb, Elias (aka) Louie Harb and wife Martha; daughter, Helen Harb and husband Aziz (Al); grandchildren, Amira (Tai) DeSa, Sharif Harb, Evan (Michelle) Harb; great grandchildren, Alexis Creed & Ashley Grace DeSa, and Norah Rose Harb (yet to be born); niece and nephew Mary and Louie Harb and a host of relatives.

In celebration of Bill's life and departure to his eternal home in heaven, the family will receive friends on Friday, February 15th, at Berry Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 from 5-7 PM, with words offered by family at 6:30 PM and Trisagion to follow. The service will begin Saturday at 1PM at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Kingston Pike. Following the service will be the interment at Sherwood Chapel and Memorial Gardens, 3176 Airport Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701. Pallbearers include: Sharif Harb, Evan Harb, Tai DeSa, Roger Harb, Sam Harb, Jimmy Harb, Nassif Harb, and Johnny Harb.

Services

  • Gathering of Friends Friday, February 15, 2019
  • Trisagion Service Friday, February 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, February 16, 2019
REMEMBERING

Bishara "Bill" Hanna Harb

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judith mallory

February 16, 2019

Hanna,

I am so sorry to hear about your father; I enjoyed looking at all of the photos, which tell a story of a man who enjoyed his life. May your fond memories of him stand alongside your grief and eventually replace it.

Ed & Helen Finley

February 15, 2019

Brother Louie & family; May God fill each of you with His 'New Grace' in days ahead as you lean upon Him. May you gain comfort in remembering your dad's love & rejoice in knowing he is now praising our Lord face to face forever more. Oh what a day that will be when we see Jesus. Praying for the family - Ed & Helen Finley

Janet Hayes Phillips

February 15, 2019

As a young girl my Daddy had his clothes tailored by Mr. Bill.
May they now meet in heaven to renew their friendship.

Donna Vaughn

February 15, 2019

I first met Mr. Harb and his family almost 30 years ago. He was such a great gentleman and a kind man! He kept me professionally clothed and looking the best that I could possibly be for my profession in the funeral business. Mr. Harb was a expert in his field and nothing could compare his work! He was always so kind and accommodating. I am so honored to have called him my friend for these many years. He will be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with his wonderful family during this time of honoring his life.

Elias Harb

February 14, 2019

I will be with him one day, but until that day, I will miss my dad. I love you. We'll see you.

Lisa Stacey

February 14, 2019

Prayers for the family! May God surround you and comfort you .

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