Peaceful 09

Robert George Harris

November 3, 1951 ~ March 8, 2021 (age 69)


Robert George Harris, age 69, of Athens, passed away Monday, March 8, 2021 at UT Medical Center in Knoxville.

A native of Athens and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Charlie Newton Harris and Elsie Bowers Harris. He was also preceded in death by half-brother Johnny Blanton.

Robert attended Woodward Avenue Church of God.  He was formerly employed with Athens Stove Works and most recently with the Athens Housing Authority.

Survivors include

Cousins Mary Helen McMillan, and Richard Axley and wife Bernice;

Nieces and nephews.

Robert will lie in state from 9 – 10:30 AM Friday, March 12 at Ziegler Funeral Home. 

Graveside Services will be at 11 AM at McMinn Memory Gardens with Bro. Glen Standridge officiating.

Pallbearers will be co-workers of the Athens Housing Authority.

If you are unable to attend the viewing or graveside service, you are encouraged to sign the online registry at:

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Robert George Harris.

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March 12, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

Graveside Service
March 12, 2021

11:00 AM
McMinn Memory Gardens
1727-1739 County Road 560
Athens, TN 37303

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