February 7, 1962 ~ October 28, 2021
Robert Howard Harrison Jr. was born Feb 7 1962 to Robert Sr. and Margaret Cotton Harrison. He was a life-long resident of Watson, Louisiana. Growing up he raised cattle on the family farm off Highway 16 and used to show them with 4-H at the Livingston Parish Fair. He was a graduate of Live Oak High School Class of 1980. He attended LSU for his undergraduate, which he paid for by working as a Dispatch Deputy for the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office. He graduated LSU Law School in 1987, and afterwards chose to practice civil law. He represented the people of Livingston Parish, opening his own law firm in 1992 to ensure that the residents of his hometown had access to legal services. Robbie married his sweetheart and best friend, Jo Ann Summers, on June 4th 1983. Together they had three boys, Dewitt Tyler, Matthew Joseph, and Joel Robert Harrison. He had one grandson, Silas Michael Harrison, and a granddaughter on the way. Robbie dedicated his life to serving his hometown and community of Watson. He was involved with The Boy Scouts of America, serving as a Den Leader, Pack Master, Scout Master, District Committee Chair, and Woodbadge Staff. During his tenure as Troop 97 Scoutmaster, he had over 40 scouts achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. He was the Voice of the Eagles, announcing the Live Oak High School Football games for over 25 years. He volunteered to coach several little league sports teams through LOSA, including football, basketball, and baseball. Since 2017, he volunteered at Live Oak High School, teaching Introduction to Law Classes. He was a former Sunday School Teacher and Deacon at Amite Baptist Church. Robbie was a big man with an even bigger personality. He never met a stranger and could make friends anywhere he went. He was a southern gentleman through and through, from his manners and treatment of others, down to the way he dressed. He was an excellent cook and loved nothing more than to share a big pot of food with anyone and everyone. He was a lot of things to a lot of people, but he loved nothing more than being a teacher and mentor. He was Mr. Robbie to countless people, and if he could give them one last piece of advice, it would be to remember Rule Number 1: Don’t embarrass Mr. Robbie. Robbie is preceded in death by his parents Robert Howard Harrison Sr. and Margaret Cotton Harrison, and infant brother William Randall Harrison. He is survived by his wife Jo Ann Harrison, sisters Pamela Faber and Cindy Ware, his children Dewitt Tyler Harrison, Matthew Joseph Harrison, and Joel Robert Harrison, his Daughters in Law, Shana Harrison and Anna Marie Harrison, and Grandson Silas Michael Harrison. Visitation will be held at Seale2 Funeral Home, Denham Springs, Monday, November 1, from 5pm to 9pm, and will resume Tuesday, November 2 from 8am until service at 10am.