Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:04 pm
The Messenger, February 24, 2011
Harlan Don Harmon, 68, of Franklin, husband of former Union City resident Shirley Kay (Roney) Harmon, died Feb. 16, 2011, at Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.
Services were 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home in Columbia, with Drs. Doug Plumlee and Jim Harvey officiating. Burial followed there in Polk Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Wally Tillman, Don Alderson, Ted Houston, Peter Hudson, Chucky Estes, Tim Napier, J.C. “Colon” Pope and Jim Lindsey. Honorary pallbearers were members of “The Shop,” Wednesday Morning Prayer Group, the Butterworth Boys, Columbia Central Class of 1960, the present and past linemen at AT&T and members of the TSSAA officiating crew.
The family requests that memorials be made to Room in the Inn, 705 Drexel St., Nashville, TN 37203-4171; Shalom Foundation, P.O. Box 1354, Franklin, TN 37065; or Hope House, P.O. Box 1961, Columbia, TN 38402.
He was a native of Maury County and was the son of the late Harlan and Virginia (Douglas) Harmon. A 1960 graduate of Columbia Central High School, he attended Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville. He was a retired employee of AT&T and was an active member of West Franklin Baptist Church, where he served on the Room in the Inn organization for the homeless and the Shalom Foundation.
He had been a Maury County commissioner, a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary International, a member of the Maury County Fair Board and a former member and past president of Columbia Jaycees. He had also been chairman of Maury County Park and had been a TSSAA football official.
He is also survived by three sons, Shane Harmon of Columbia, Todd Harmon of Knoxville and T. Jay Warner of Nashville; his sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Don B. Harmon of Decatur, Ala.; three grandchildren, Somer Harmon of Knoxville, Jay Harlan Harmon of Columbia and William London Harmon of Lewisburg; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ray and Edna Roney of Union City; his brother-in-law, Randy Roney of Union City; his sister-in-law, Suzanne Collins of Franklin; and several nieces and nephews.
Notes of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.oakesandnichols.com.