Robert Glen Harris
Robert Glen Harris, of Boerne, better known to family and friends as RG, Bob or Paw Paw, passed away October 8, 2020. He was born in 1933, in Allen, Texas, to James and Della Harris.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Phyllis; children Byron (Marsha) Harris, Todd Harris and Shawn (Buck) Aykroyd; grandchildren Nathan Harris, Samuel Harris, Ashley Harris, Geoffrey Aykroyd III and Gage Aykroyd; great-grandchildren Natalie and Giavanna; and sister-in-law, Thresa Burnham. He is preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Wolford, J.A., Henry and Jack.
Robert’s career began in the U.S. Army in 1952 with a deployment to Alaska during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge, he attended the University of North Texas. He graduated with a degree in accounting in 1958 and took a job with Tenneco Oil in Houston, Texas, where he met his wife, Phyllis.
With Tenneco, he spent a year on assignment in Nigeria. Shortly after returning home, he and Phyllis married in 1960. Robert earned his Texas CPA license in 1963. He worked for the Bank of the Southwest in Houston as controller from 1967 to 1981. In 1981, he moved to San Antonio to become the CFO of the National Bancshares Corporation of Texas. In 1988, he moved to Tampa, Florida, to become the CFO of First Florida. In 1993, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona, to become the CFO of MeraBank.
In 1995, he told Phyllis he had one more move left in him and asked her where she wanted to go. They decided on Fair Oaks Ranch, so they moved there in 1995 and have been in the area ever since. He had planned on working one more job before retiring, but every time he tried to retire, his services were needed elsewhere. He finally retired in 2008, when he tired of the commute.
In between all of those moves, he spent countless hours coaching his kids in baseball and football and working on the family cars to keep them running safely. In Fair Oaks Ranch, he finally built the shop his talents deserved and honed his carpenter skills. He was an accomplished shade tree mechanic and handyman. No job was too big or too small for him to tackle for his friends and neighbors. And in the end, he was fond of taking naps, so much so that he built a bed on which to take them on the back porch. He will truly be missed by so many.
The family would like to thank all of the wonderful people at Morningside Ministries Memory Care-Cibolo House for all of their support and care. Donations may be made to First Baptist Church Boerne, 631 S School St., Boerne, TX 78006. To leave condolences for the family and to view a video of Robert’s life, visit www.ebensberger-fisher.com.
Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.