Biography: Mr. Robert Harris aka “Butch” was born in Harlem, NY on October 14, 1942. He was raised by his mother Dorothy Skinner and Robert Skinner. He completed his education in the public school system of NY, graduating from George Washington High School. In his youth, Butch was an amazing basketball player, who loved the game. He was offered a scholarship to play in college with little doubt that he was skilled enough to go pro. Unfortunately, his opportunity to except his scholarship was forfeited because of an injury. He never received the riches that playing pro ball would have generated. God had other plans. God deemed that the riches he would receive in heaven would be his fortune. Thank God that Butch accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior therefore he WILL partake in the glorious riches promised to him.
Butch was also a tremendous artist with blessed hands and skilled incredibly with a mastery of charcoals & pencils. His ability to tear down a structure and entirely rebuild it is his legacy. Whenever there was a need for ANY type of repairs or renovations, his famous words were, “I will do it”. It may have taken him a little while but, it got done!
Butch married and was blessed with 5 amazing, accomplished children. Two boys, Kirk and Kyle; three girls, Keisha, Dana and Ronita. He was extremely proud of them. He would often proudly say that his son Kirk turned out to be a better artist then him. He also had seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Daddy was a fighter till his last breath. He never ceased to amaze with a loving heart…he cared.
Butch will be dearly missed. He leaves to mourn: his five children, 1 son-in-law, Kenneth; 7 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; 1 brother, Dorian; 4 sisters, Roberta, Rene, Diane and Cheryl; 1 sister-in-law, Julie; 3 brothers-in-law, Henry, Johnny and Steve and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Rest Butch Rest, we love you but God loves you best!