ObituariesRobert “Robbie” H. Harrison, Jr.

October 29, 2021by SealeUser47

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.

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47 comments

  • Maura Foret

    November 4, 2021 at 2:23 am

    Teresa and family. Sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Sounds like our Daddies were a lot alike: love for law, cooking and family.
    Our hearts and prayers are with you, cousin.
    Love, Your Cousins,
    The Norman & Lois Landess Foret family: Maura Foret Duhon, Laird Foret and Danielle Foret McKay

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  • The Danna Clan

    November 3, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    Dear Harrison Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Robbie will be extremely missed. May you feel Gods peace and comfort.

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  • Cindy Bennett Eidson

    November 2, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Joann,
    I do not even have the words to express my sadness at this news. Robbie was such an awesome man and a good friend. Always there for anyone who needed him. He will be so greatly missed. The only thing bigger than his laugh and smile was his heart and graciousness. You, the boys, and family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Fly high my friend!

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  • James and Donnye Bollinger

    November 2, 2021 at 11:05 am

    JoAnn our hearts are breaking for you, the boys and family! Robbie was such a thoughtful
    And kind neighbor, we will really miss him, it will be so difficult not to see him on his lawn
    Mower in the front yard, with his hat on and going so fast! It didn’t take him long to finish!
    Asking God to give y’all a peace, his mercy and grace during this difficult time in your life!
    Jake and I are here for you JoAnn! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time!

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  • Paeton Burkett

    November 1, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Fly high Robbie. Your wit, southern charm and intelligence will be missed by those who knew you. The Livingston Parish legal community will not be the same without you. My deepest condolences to the family.

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  • Audrey Pastorick

    November 1, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    JoAnn, You have my sincere sympathies and my prayers. GOD BLESS

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  • Audrey Pastorick

    November 1, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    JoAnn, You have my sincere sympathies and my prayers. May your faith, family, and friends help you through this most difficult time, and may he rest in the peace of Christ. GOD BLESS

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  • JAY J. HARRIS

    November 1, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    I have never seen an obituary that described anyone as well as Robbie’s. He was an asset to the community, and will be greatly missed.

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  • Greg Thompson

    November 1, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    I remember riding his mom’s, Mrs. Margaret’s, school bus many years ago with Robbie. He was always smiling and friendly. I never heard a cross word from him. Many years later I called his firm to make an appointment. He spent 20 minutes with me on the phone and told me exactly what I needed to do. At the end of our conversation I asked him to send me a bill. He said there was no charge. I argued to no avail. He was truly a giving man.

    Your family is in my prayers!

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  • Donnie Breland

    November 1, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    I am so sad to hear this news. I’m going to miss bumping into him around town and just gabbing like we would do. He also took care of legal needs for us whenever we called. We jokingly referred to Robbie as the “Unofficial Mayor of Watson” and when storms or impending disaster was approaching, he was the “Director of the Watson Dept of Homeland Security”. Robbie was just an all around great guy. My deepest sympathy and prayers to Jo Ann, his Sons and Family.

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  • Nicole, Gage, & Bobby Ray

    November 1, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    JoAnn we are so very sorry for you and your boys. Mr Robbie meant so much to me and my boys, especially Gage. He called Robbie a Father to the Fatherless and he would definitely know that first hand. He was a true leader and the kindest man. We will cherish our memories of camp outs at Avondale with him. We will miss him dearly.

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  • Matt Byland

    November 1, 2021 at 3:05 am

    JoAnne, May grace and peace be with you and all your family in the coming days. He is where he will have many wonderful trails to follow. From an old friend and fellow Scoutmaster and also father of 3 strong Eagle Scouts I always enjoyed his stories and the fellowship of scouting. Sometimes god takes us too soon. God bless .

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  • Lanette Williams

    November 1, 2021 at 1:56 am

    Harrison Family-Our family extends heartfelt sympathy and condolences at such a difficult time. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. May God comfort your hearts!!

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  • Wayne & Tina Schuver

    November 1, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Jo Anne and the entire Harrison family my deepest condolences for your loss. My prayers go out to ya’ll for the comfort of God’s grace. My comfort is knowing Robbie is cooking up something special for us when we all get to see him again, on the right hand of our savior.

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  • Jean Miley

    October 31, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Jo Anne and family, know that my prayers are with y’all. Robbie was awesome but you of all people know that. This world was better because he was in it. Just remember, he is now in your future and not your past. May Jesus comfort you at this time.

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  • Allison Breland Martin

    October 31, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    My heart is sad for you, his family. Robbie was one of our youth leaders at church – that was about 35 years ago. I respected him and thought the world of him – he was fun and admirable. In past years, he was a kind attorney for consulting purposes for me as well. I love both you, Jo Anne, and Robbie. I remember your little guys who no doubt have grown to be fine young men just like their Dad. Many prayers for you and the boys during this time and months/years to come. May God’s promise of peace be yours even now.

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  • Rob, Tricia, Sean & Kaylie Wood

    October 31, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    My son, Sean is one of the many proud scouts to have achieved the rank of Eagle under Robbie’s leadership. Our entire family had so much respect for him and he will be missed. My condolences to the family.

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  • Tish Lascelle

    October 31, 2021 at 5:10 am

    Oh Jo Anne, I am so very sorry for this loss. Your heart must be breaking. I have only to read the tributes here and on FB to understand the man. I could always tell he was special. May your memories of how special somehow sustain you in the dark days ahead. I know your family will close even tighter around you. God bless you and keep you.

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  • Christy Bourgeois

    October 31, 2021 at 4:30 am

    Our hearts are broken for you JoAnn and your boys. He was a good man, husband, father, and friend. We will be forever grateful for all he has done for us. Praying for comfort and peace for all of you. ❤️🙏. Christy &. Jimmy

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  • Amy Freeman

    October 31, 2021 at 1:42 am

    Robbie made a difference in so many lives! Your Memories of him hugging you, holding your hands, wrestling with the boys,,etc. ;will break up the pain of devastating loss. That unique signature of his; like the special legacy that his family can be proud of!

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  • Sue Hoge

    October 30, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    He was Mr. Robbie to my children, who adored him and learned much from him. As the one and only Robbie Harrison, he was friend, attorney and leader of our community.
    My heart breaks for his loving family, as we lift you all in prayer, may God hold you close and bring you peace.
    Sue and Charlie Hoge

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  • Susan Gremillion

    October 30, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    I have no words to express the depth of my sorrow. I have known Robbie since infancy, and I have never known a finer man. He was exactly the person he presented to everyone he met. My heart breaks for Joann, the boys, and their families. He was a one-of-a-kind person, and he will be missed far and wide. I know he is in Heaven already.

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  • Lady Lester

    October 30, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Heaven has received a beautiful soul. I can picture Robbie making God and all the other angels laugh, just as he made me and his classmates laugh. RIP, dear Robbie.

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  • Barbara G Powell

    October 30, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Sending our deepest condolences and sympathy to JoAnn and family. We love y’all and praying for your family.

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  • Stephanie Pitre

    October 30, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    Oh my love thoughts and prayers are with All of the family. Stephanie Pitre

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  • Steve Raynie

    October 30, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Robbie was a good man. I am sure he is at peace with his Lord in heaven.

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  • Frances & Meredith Whiteman

    October 30, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Oh my gosh, we were so surprised to hear about Robbie. He was such a good friend. Worked with him in scouting many years. I loved when I would see him in grocery store and he would stop to talk. Always had time for others. Joann and family we will be praying for you. I know he will be missed greatly.

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    • Sandra

      November 1, 2021 at 1:13 pm

      Jo Ann, I am just now finding out that your precious Robbie has passed on to that promised land. You have my sincere condolences, and prayers for your comfort and peace especially during this difficult coming days. Reading his obituary, you already know he lived a full and wonderful life, surrounded by so many loving friends and of course his beautiful family. What a testimony he was of giving, and Christ-like love to all. 🙏

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  • Jerry Underwood

    October 30, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    My sincere condolences to his entire family . He was well-liked by so many

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  • Linda May

    October 30, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    I’m just in total shock hearing this news. Robbie & I had been friends for well over 40 years. We showed calves together. Joann & boys, Robbie was a truly great man & friend, even though we may have had our differences at times. He was larger than life & never met a stranger. My heart goes out to yall & I will keep yall in my prayers.

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  • Charles Ray and Lisa Thames, Kyle and Samantha Thames

    October 30, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    Jo Anne Harrison and Family, our hearts and prayers go out to each of you. Just know going forward that Robbie’s leadership in The Boy Scouts of America for so many years has helped straighten the curve for many of our local youth’s. He spent countless hours with Jo Anne teaching and coaching our boys into the men they are today. We will always have the greatest respect for you an your family Jo Anne.

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  • Eualene and Gene Baker

    October 30, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    JoAnn and family, our prayers and loving thoughts are with you.

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  • Keith & Cindy Crum

    October 30, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    You will be missed Robbie…..our prayers go out to all the family! You were a good leader and a great friend! Your services in our community will be remembered! Thank You for what you meant to all that knew you!

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  • Keith Crum

    October 30, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    Keith & Cindy Crum

    You will be missed Robbie…..our prayers go out to all the family! You were a good leader and a great friend! Your services in our community will be remembered! Thank You for what you meant to all that knew you!

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  • Cathie Louis

    October 30, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    My condolences on this incredible loss.
    Robbie will be missed by the entire scouting community of the Istrouma Area Council and his many friends and family. His memory will be cherished by those who knew him.

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  • E. Fasbender

    October 30, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    He will be missed. Sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to y’all, you are in our thoughts during this difficult time.

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  • Laurie Landess Kilpatrick

    October 30, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    Jo, our hearts are grieving so deeply for you, the boys, and the entire family. We are comforted in knowing that Robbie was such a Godly man, and truly touched so many lives during his walk with Our Lord here on earth. We know he is now in His presence eternally, although he will be sorely missed here until we see him again. I will truly miss seeing that smile as big as Texas each week in court, and will continue prayers that Our Father will ease your hearts until that time you are together again. Our love to you all, and deepest sympathy.

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  • mel martin

    October 30, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    What to say? Robbie was a friend, mentor, and all around great man. We had many great conversations around campfires, solving the worlds problems. He had my respect. Robbie not only quoted the Scout oath, he lived it. He was an honorable man and I’m proud to have known him, and I will miss him.

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  • Laurie Landess Kilpatrick

    October 30, 2021 at 11:46 am

    Jo, our hearts are grieving deeply for you, the boys, and the entire family. Robbie was a Godly man, and was loved by so many. I will miss him and that smile as big as Texas each week at the courthouse. He was a treasure here on earth, as I am sure he is to his Lord and Savior now, in His presence. We love you, and please know you have been in our hearts.

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  • Cindy and Keith Crum

    October 30, 2021 at 6:03 am

    Jo Anne and family…
    We’re so very sorry for your loss..
    We loved Robbie very much n will miss him alot.. sending hugs n prayers of comfort for you and your family

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  • Marilyn Schnevk

    October 30, 2021 at 3:41 am

    My heartfelt prayers and Sympathy for the Harrison FAmily. For Robbie RiP 🙏🏻✝️

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  • Dr. Wayne Miley

    October 30, 2021 at 3:13 am

    I have known Robbie and the Harrison Family for 58 years. He was a born again, baptized, bible believing, spirit filled believer in Jesus Christ. His was honorable, jolly, courageous, and hilarious! He was in love with Joann like a husband should be, did his best in raising his children and loved them is is actions. Like most of us, he was not perfect, but I would have never taken him any other way than the way he was. We called on each other from time to time for iron to iron strengthening, and I am going to miss those long chats. I am so proud to tell the world that he was my friend.

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  • Jeanna Severance

    October 30, 2021 at 2:57 am

    We are so saddened. We had an opportunity to spend time with Robbie, Pam, Stephanie and Lucy in Vegas a year or so ago. Such a good guy. My heart breaks for all of you. 😔

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  • Mike Harig

    October 30, 2021 at 2:35 am

    My prayers and condolences to the Harrison family with hope Robbie made it to heaven 10 minutes before the Devil even knew what was happening…

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  • Billy and Beccy Allen Cavin

    October 30, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Prayers for all. We love each of you.

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  • Teresa Hall Rutland

    October 29, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Harrison Family, You have my deepest condolences and prayers to find comfort in knowing Robbie is catching up with his Mom & Dad and many others as he sits at the right hand of his lord and savior, Jesus Christ!

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  • Janet and David Tillman

    October 29, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Jo Anne and family, My heart breaks for you all. Praying for God’s comfort, grace, and peace

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