Obituary Listings

Harry Kellogg Robb, Jr.

November 25, 1938 December 19, 2018
Harry Kellogg Robb, Jr.
There are condolences waiting approval on Harry's Tribute wall
Obituary for Harry Kellogg Robb, Jr.

Sarasota - Harry Kellogg Robb, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in Sarasota FL December 19, 2018. He was born in Atlanta, GA on November 25, 1938. Just out of high school, he joined the Army Reserves, and proudly served our country. He then began his career in the Industrial Rubber Industry working his way from warehouseman to Regional Sales Manager of a major hose and belting manufacturing company. In 1972, he moved his family to Lakeland, FL and began Rubber & Accessories with his business partner and friend, Harry “Buzz” O. Hooper, Jr.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry K. Robb, Sr. and Jacquetta Kilmer Robb, and by his brothers, Phillip and Leslie Robb.
Harry is survived by his spouse, Jane Robb; his sisters, Minette Sailors, and Kay Streater; his children, Connie Polin, Harry K. Robb III (Teresa), Jackie Britt (Dan); his stepchildren, Lori Phillips, Cami Burdette (Mike), Staci Pickavance (Steve); his grandchildren, Ginny Johnson, Laura Mays-Polin, Caitlyn Robb, Amy Robb, Erin Robb, Eric Mercer, Brent Lockwood, Josh Hain, Logan Pickavance, Bailey Williamson and six great-grandchildren.
He was a member of NIBA the Belting Association for 43 years serving on various committees, the board of directors and as the Association’s President in 1986. He became an honorary member in 2017, the equivalent of a lifetime achievement award within the industry. He was a leader, mentor, friend, and well respected within the industry.
For many years Harry merged his love of flying with his efforts to grow the business, traveling throughout the Southeast. He loved spending time on or around the water. He was a boater, and a member of the Field Club in Sarasota.
He had a great passion for leisure travel. He and Jane visited many countries throughout his years. His stories about the history and culture of those countries visited will truly be missed.
An avid reader, Harry followed business trends, enjoyed mystery novels and World War II era history.
Harry will be most missed for his leadership, kindness, and his dedication to his family.

A visitation will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Heath Funeral Chapel, 328 S. Ingraham Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801 with a service at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Lakeland Memorial Gardens, 2125 Bartow Road, Lakeland, FL 33801.


To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Harry Kellogg Robb, Jr., please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

22

Dec

10:00 AM 12/22/2018 10:00:00 AM
Heath Funeral Chapel

328 S Ingraham Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801

Heath Funeral Chapel
328 S Ingraham Ave Lakeland 33801 FL
United States

Service

Saturday

22

Dec

11:00 AM 12/22/2018 11:00:00 AM
Heath Funeral Chapel

328 S Ingraham Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801

Heath Funeral Chapel
328 S Ingraham Ave Lakeland 33801 FL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Lakeland Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

2125 Bartow Road
Lakeland , FL 33801

2125 Bartow Road Lakeland 33801 FL
United States
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries



We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Harry Kellogg Robb, Jr.

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Harry

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.
Loading...