Mr. John S. Harbour, 78, a resident of Union City passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City, with his wife at his side.
He was born on Aug. 13, 1941, in Hope, Ark., son of the late Nathan and Helen (Youngblood) Harbour. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lois Dallene Cunning-ham, whom he married on Aug. 17, 1963, as well as their son, Erik Harbour of Brea, Calif.; and his brother, Joe (Joy) Harbour of Burleson, Texas.
He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in business administration, as well as a master’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. John also was employed with the United Way for three years in Knoxville.
Mr. Harbour served seven years active duty in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a lieutenant colonel from the Air National Guard. He served stateside as well as in Germany. He was later employed at the local Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company as a tire builder, where he retired after a 27-year career. While there, he also served one term as president of the Local United Steel Workers Union No. 878 during his tenure.
Mr. Harbour, along with his wife, were avid bridge card players. They played in many tournaments throughout the country. He also was very active at the Union City Duplicate Bridge Club.
Honorary military graveside services were to be held 1 p.m. today, Feb. 17, 2020, at East View Cemetery, with Bro. John Dacus officiating. White-Ranson Funeral Home was in charge of the services.
Pallbearers were to be Jeremy Sanford, Josh Cherry, Steve Cunningham, Bill Watson, Todd Faulkner and J.K. Sadler.