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Robert (Bobby) Dowell Harris
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Robert (Bobby) Dowell Harris, 90, of North Wilkesboro passed away on March 5th, 2018 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He was born in Wilkes County June 26, 1927.

A Celebration of Life service for Mr. Harris and his wife of 68 years; Eulalah Marilyn Mitchell Harris, will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at Reins Sturdivant Chapel with Rev. Gail Favors officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 prior to the service at Reins Sturdivant Funeral Home.

He is survived by his brother; Wilton Mitchell, sister, Billie Matthews both of Winston Salem, NC, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Mamie and Carl Harris, Bill Mitchell, his brothers Harvey Mitchell, Don Harris, and cousin, James (Bucky) Harris. He was a member of Denny Grove AME Church.

He graduated from Lincoln Heights in 1947 where he was a star basketball player and a school bus driver. He served in The United States Army for 5 years during the Korean War and served 5 years in the Army Reserves with the 3rd Armory Division. Bobby spent over 50 years as a house painter. Bobby developed many lifelong friendships with the people he worked with. Bobby led a meaningful life and was always lending a helping hand to anyone in need.

The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to Dr. Christie Hirsch-Reilly, Wilkes Regional Surgical Specialists, Dr. Ross Davis, the Vascular Surgery Team, and the 5th floor of Reynolds Tower staff at Wake Forest Baptist Center, Winston Salem, NC.

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home

270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659





2:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Chapel

270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Memorial Contribution

Denny Grove AME Zion Church

600 Church Street
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

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