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“I miss you so much, Robert. You are a special friend. I miss your smile and your funny wit. You were one of the most intelligent people I ever met....Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: James Wiley - Atlanta, GA

“It is difficult to think of this special person no longer here. Met him at Charleston Tec, and kept in touch all these years.Carol, keep in...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Judith Williams - Gaston, SC

“Remembering Robert or Harken as I used to call him as a good friend at BEHS. My condolences to his family and friends.Linda J, Rodgers ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“God bless and keep Robert. He was always a kind, quiet and gentle person. I'm remembering him from our days as playmates and classmates at Blessed...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Bob Manning - Charleston, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Robert and his family. Our BEHS Class of 1964 is smaller without you. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Tim Gette - Arlington, TX

“So sorry for you're loss. Robert was a classmate at BEHS. Our prayers to the familyBetty and mike Cummings ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Betty Cummings - Jonesville, NC

“Thinking of you and sending love and prayers during this difficult time. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Tracey and Jeff Davis - Wildwood, FL

“My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. Mrs. Harken and my mother Hazell Cameron Ridgeway were good friends back in the days. Robert was...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Linda Rumph - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“My thoughts and prayers to each of you at this time. Our families go way back together. I fondly remember speaking with him at your mother's service. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Jane Ellen Lawton - SC

“Carol and Freddie.I m so sorry to learn of Roberts death.My prayers are with all of you. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: judy walker hiers - Charleston, SC

“Carol, Ryan and familyOur deepest sympathy.Love Keith, Melissa and Jesse ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Keith, Melissa & Jesse Campbell - MO

“Carol please call me johnny 8432705421 ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Johnny Harken - North Charleston, SC

“My big brother,my protector,my friend. Love you and will miss you always ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Carol Harken - Charleston, SC

Robert Earl Harken, Jr, 70, of Atlanta, GA., formerly of Charleston, SC passed away Thursday January 12, 2017 at his home. There will be a Visitation Saturday January 21, 2017 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnel Parkway,from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m. His Graveside Memorial Service will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, 604 Fort Johnson Rd at 2:30 p.m. Charleston, SC.

Born in Charleston, SC. on June 14, 1946, Robert is the son of the late Robert Earl Harken and the late Margaret Keane Harken. He had lived in Atlanta, GA since 1971. Robert worked at Northside Hospital in Atlanta as a registered nurse for many years since receiving his RN Degree from Dekalb College School of Nursing.

Robert was a loving friend to many; he was an ardent dog lover and loved growing flowers and plants.

He is survived by his devoted friend and companion, James Wiley of Atlanta; sister, Carol Anne Harken and her son, Ryan C. Harken; a brother, Frederick R. Harken and his sons, William Wyndham, John R. Harken, and Robert P. Harken, all of Charleston. Robert was predeceased by a sister, Peggy Harken.