Robert “Ken” Harrison

Robert “Ken” Harrison
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Robert “Ken” Harrison, 72, of Belleville, IL, formerly of Smyrna, Ga, born November 16, 1943, in Atlanta, GA, died Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Belleville Healthcare and Rehab, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Harrison was a U.S. Air Force Vietnam veteran.  His priorities in his life were: God, family, and fishing. Ken was a deacon and was a substitute teacher who taught special needs children on Sundays at his church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Garland and Virginia, nee Holsomback, Harrison.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Betty Jean, nee Hetherington, Harrison, whom he married on February 24, 1966;
one daughter, Kimberly (Mike) Schubert of Belleville, IL,
one son, R. Scott Harrison of Belleville, IL;
four grandchildren, Cody Schubert,
Josie Schubert,
Zachary Schubert,
and Dylan Schubert.

Memorials may be made to Children’s Hospital.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Thursday, June 9, 2016, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Rick Koonce officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Condolences Left For Robert “Ken” Harrison

Sorry I cannot be there for you, but did enjoy the visit we had. Ken is really in a better place, and God will give you peace over time. See you soon and tell the kids I said hi.

Charles George , Oakwood , Ga., 30566


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