Robert Harris III
HARRIS, Robert Alexander III (Bob), of Kinsale, Va., died October 8, 2017, at home. He was born in 1934 at a Richmond hospital, to the late Robert A. Harris Jr. and Virginia Cockrell Harris of Kinsale. He graduated with honors from Randolph-Macon Academy in 1951 and from Virginia Military Institute in 1955, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. A lifelong baseball fan, he played second base for both schools. After brief service in the U.S. Army, he went to work for what was then Virginia Electric and Power Company, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Cople Episcopal Parish, where he served on the vestry. He also served on the board of The Kinsale Foundation and was the longtime treasurer of Cople District Volunteer Fire Department. Preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Virginia Johnson Harris, he is survived by his daughter, Virginia Harris Peale (Charles) of Charlottesville; and son, Robert IV (Scott Sabiston) of Washington, D.C. A memorial service will be held at Yeocomico Church, Tucker Hill, on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Kinsale Foundation, P.O. Box 307, Kinsale, Va. 22488; Cople District Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 51, Kinsale, Va. 22488; Cople Parish, P.O. Box 110, Hague, Va. 22469; the ALS Association; or a charity of your choice.