Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Roger Lee Harbison (December 28, 2018)

Roger Lee Harbison, 88, of Greenville, passed away Friday, December 28, 2018 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.

He was born April 3, 1930 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Harold E. and Treva (Brock) Harbison.

Roger was a member of the Masonic Lodge, ancient accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton, where he was a 32nd degree Mason. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast. When he was younger, he raced in motorcycle endurance races. He and Louise traveled the United States and Canada on their BMW motorcycle and loved their Sunday motorcycle trips with their friends. Roger had over 100,000 miles on two wheels and was a life-time member of the American Motorcycle Association. Roger was a life-time member of the Darke County Farm Power of the Past, and Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Association in Portland, Indiana. He loved almost anything with an engine and wheels and enjoyed restoring antique cars.

Roger always gave back to his community by serving as a volunteer with the Ansonia Fire Department and a Brown Township Trustee. He was a member of the East Main Street Church of Christ and the Ansonia Kiwanis.

Roger is survived by his wife of 68 years, Louise Harbison, whom he married November 4, 1950; his children, Leon Harbison of Pasadena, Texas, Tony Harbison of Lucasville, Ohio, and Allen Harbison of Stow, Ohio; his grandchildren, Corey Harbison and Wyatt Harbison; and two great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Roger's life will be held at 11AM on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Pastor Jim Morehouse officiating. Burial will follow in Brock Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, January 4, 2019 form 4PM to 6:45PM at the funeral home, and again Saturday from 10AM until the time of the service. A Masonic Memorial Service will be held on Friday at 6:45PM.

Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of the donor's choice.

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