Robert L. Harris Sr.

June 11, 1941April 6, 2021

Robert L. Harris Sr.

Childersburg, AL - Funeral service for Robert L. Harris Sr., 79, will be Friday, April 9, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Forbus officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Childersburg, AL.

Mr. Harris died Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey Lee Harris, mother, Dollie Grace Collier, and brother, Jerry Wayne Harris. He was mayor of Childersburg from 1996 until 2000, and was a pastor of Ashland Church of God for 14 years. Mr. Harris owned Bridge Inspection Services LLC for 25 years and was a youth baseball and basketball coach. He was a devoted husband and father.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Kathy Harris; son, Robbie (Diana) Harris Jr.; granddaughter, Pam Chandler; three sisters, Dollie Ruth Knickerbocker, Betty Jean (Pete) Walker, Paulette (John) Wilkins; and a host of nieces and nephews; a special thanks goes to Barbara Brookins for being a wonderful caregiver and the staff at Comfort Care Hospice.

Visitation will be Friday, April 9, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Robbin Cobb, Royce Warren, Joe Wombough, Bubba Haynes, Johnnie Culver and Alan Brannen.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family at

Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL will direct the services.



  • Kathy Harris, Wife
  • Robbie Harris Jr. (Diana), Son
  • Pam Chandler, Granddaughter
  • Dollie Ruth Knickerbocker, Sister
  • Betty Jean Walker (Pete), Sister
  • Paulette Wilkins (John), Sister
  • a Host of, Nieces and Nephews
  • Harvey Lee Harris, Father (deceased)
  • Dollie Grace Collier, Mother (deceased)
  • Jerry Wayne Harris, Brother (deceased)

  • Robbin Cobb, Pallbearer
  • Royce Warren, Pallbearer
  • Joe Wombough, Pallbearer
  • Bubba Haynes, Pallbearer
  • Johnnie Culver, Pallbearer
  • Alan Brannen, Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, April 9, 2021


Robert L. Harris Sr.

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Cathy Lytton

April 12, 2021

Mrs. Kathy, I'm truly sorry for your loss. Praying the Lord will give you strength and comfort as you go through this valley. In His Amazing Grace, Cathy Lytton.

Melanie Pittman Edwards

April 11, 2021

Robbie, sorry for the loss of your dad. Prayers of comfort from our family.

Vickey Luman

April 9, 2021

Kathy and Robbie we were so sorry to hear about the death of Bro. Robert. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. We all know He is rejoicing in Heaven with His Lord and Savior. We will all reunite with Him one day. May God give you comfort and peace in the days ahead. We love you all and will never forget you all and Jeannette.

Vickey Kay Luman
Eulalia Lee Walker
Paris, Texas

Teresa Usrey Hayes

April 8, 2021

Mayor Harris, as he will always be to me........... was a true "giver" in everything he did. He always gave of his Time, Knowledge, Spirit, Love and Christian witness. Many Men of Childersburg come to mind as you think of your years of growing up in our Home town, but Robert Harris, holds a special place in my memories.......... Ms Kathy, Robbie, Diana, Pam and all of the Harris Family, Thank you, for sharing him with us. Know that our Love and Prayers are with you in these days and all the days ahead as you learn to move forward without him. Rest Well, kind Sir.............

Lesia Jones

April 8, 2021

What an amazing man! As a young girl, Robert made such an impression on me the way he provided opportunities in sports for young boys who otherwise wouldn't have had an opportunity to participate in sports. He was such an amazing role model. Of course he was an amazing husband to Kathy and Pops to Robbie. Heaven has gained a precious angel and will truly be missed.