Donald B. Harmon

Died: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018


11:00 AM to 1:30 PM, Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
Location: First Baptist Church

Funeral Service

1:30 PM Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
Location: First Baptist Church

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Donald B. Harmon, 87 of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Tuesday December 11, 2018 at his home.  He was born in Tellico Plains, Tennessee July 22, 1931 a son of the late Campbell & Bernice Irene Stephens Harmon.

Don was a member of the First Baptist Church of Woodsfield.  He retired from Ormet Aluminum Hannibal, Ohio and was a US Airforce Veteran having served during the Korean War.  

From the Monroe County Beacon Published May of 2010 and written by Staff Writer Taylor Abbott:
Woodsfield Village Council recently honored lifelong Woodsfield resident Don Harmon during their May 3 meeting. Mayor Bill Bolon reconvened the meeting at 7:30 p.m.  by reading the resolution honoring Harmon.

Bolon read the resolution aloud saying, “Don Harmon has dedicated decades of such selfless service to the citizens of our village of Woodsfield, in his tireless and devoted acts which have developed, maintained, and enhanced the aesthetic appearance and recreational opportunities offered by the village of Woodsfield.”
He went on to say that Harmon’s service and contributions to the Woodsfield Park Board, Woodsfield Youth Center, and the Woodsfield municipal swimming pool have been essential to the benefits those programs and facilities offer the citizens of Woodsfield.
It was then resolved by council after the resolution’s reading that Don Harmon be honored by proclaiming the tennis courts at Memorial Park be called, now and perpetually, “Don Harmon Tennis Courts.”
A roar of applause and standing ovation for the community leader was given. Harmon thanked those in attendance and said, “I don’t know what to say. You all have me so shook up, I’m speechless.”

He is survived by his wife JoAnn Hunt Harmon of Woodsfield, son Gus (Denise) Harmon of Tyler, Texas, daughters Ann (Buck) Chewning of Woodsfield, and Vicki Harmon of Louisville, Kentucky, brother Tom Harmon of Knoxville, Tennessee, sister Patricia Ann Smith of Maryville, Tennessee, grandchildren Leslie Chewning, Tyler (Brittany) Harmon, and Sarah (Scott Birch) Harmon.

Friends received from 11a.m until time of funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Saturday December 15, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Woodsfield, 114 North Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio with Pastor T.J. Milam officiating.  Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery Woodsfield, Ohio.  
Arrangements by Bauer-Turner Funeral Home Woodsfield, Ohio.  

Memorial contributions may be made to:  First Baptist Church of Woodsfield, 114 N. Paul St. Woodsfield, OH 43793.

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Cheryl J Skinner, Military Veterans Musuem
   Posted Wed December 12, 2018
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Donald B. Harmon, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Veteran, Donald B. Harmon, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

The Gibson Family
   Posted Wed December 12, 2018
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Don was a very nice gentleman.

Dan Drum
   Posted Wed December 12, 2018
Deepest condolences. Played tennis with Mr. Harmon. I admired him greatly. He was a very nice and giving human being. Please take care. My thoughts are with you.


Dan Drum

Pandora Neuhart
   Posted Thu December 13, 2018
Harmon Family, my deepest sympathy on the passing of Don. He was a very hard working person who was also kind, loving, and someone who would help anyone. He worked many years at the Monroe Memorial Park as a volunteer, but also spent time with younger people at the park, teaching them valuable lessons of life, and he always loved a challenging game of tennis. The love of his life-his wife Joann of 64 years was unbelie-vable how they cared and loved each others.I loved to talk sports with him, especially the Tennessee Vols. I will never forget all the sauerkraut and pork we shared for over 30 years on New Year's Day. I will keep all of in my thoughts and prayers, and that God will wrap his loving arms around you and bring you peace and comfort. In Christian Love, Pandora

William Estep
   Posted Thu December 13, 2018
So sorry to here of his passing. What a good man and friend to work all those years with. Bill

Mark and Kimberly Constanitne
   Posted Thu December 13, 2018
So sorry for you loss Ann. You and your family are in our prayers. Please share Kimberly and my condolences with your family.

Donna Frey
   Posted Thu December 13, 2018
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your father was blessed

Trudy & Sherman Pyles
   Posted Thu December 13, 2018
Heartfelt condolences to y’all. May God Bless you and provide everlasting comfort.

Rick Mann
   Posted Thu December 13, 2018
Joanne, Gus and Ann so very sorry to hear about Don's passing. May God shine his love on you in this trying time. 32

Dorothy Elliott
   Posted Thu December 13, 2018
So sorry for your loss .Your dad was a good hard decade guy (RIP IN PEACE DON)

Mary Lou Podlasiak
   Posted Thu December 13, 2018

GARDEN PATH was sent by Mary Lou Podlasiak.

With much love, Mike & Mary Lou Podlasiak

Doris Shadden
   Posted Fri December 14, 2018
Sorry to hear about Don passing. I went all through school with Don and Jo-Ann have a lot of memories of both from Tellico Plains.Tn. My condolences to the family. Love and Gods Blessings.

Portia Ellis
   Posted Fri December 14, 2018
So sorry to read of Don's passing. He will be greatly missed by many. Our thoughts are with you.
Portia and Steve

deborah stephens
   Posted Fri December 14, 2018
Harmon Family, So sorry to hear that Don is gone. When I worked in the office at Riesbecks we all called him "Daddy" he was so nice. Prayers for you all.

Kerri Ogden Stollar
   Posted Fri December 14, 2018
Ann and family - was so sorry to hear about Don's passing - you all will be in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time!

sherri Bennett
   Posted Fri December 14, 2018
I am so sorry for you loss. Ann if you need anything please don't hesitate. send me a message or call. Prayers to the family

Joyce Weiss
   Posted Fri December 14, 2018
Joann and family, My heart goes out to all of you at this time of great loss. Don devoted many hours volunteering for the people of Monroe County. May your faith carry you through this difficult time.

Steve Palmer
   Posted Fri December 14, 2018
So sorry for you and Your Families Loss

martha winland
   Posted Sat December 15, 2018
So sorry for your loss may God bless and comfort you at this sad time.

Gary N Brown
   Posted Sun December 16, 2018
I would to send my heart felt sorrow for the family of a dear friend and man I have great respect for he will be missed.

Kenny and Linda young
   Posted Sun December 16, 2018
JoAnn. Ann and family so sorry to hear of your families loss. Don was such a great man keeping all of you in our hearts and prayers Kenny and Linda young

Rich Keefner
   Posted Mon December 17, 2018
My deepest sympathies to the Harmon family. Don was just a great guy; I enjoyed playing tennis with him years ago and always enjoyed my visits with him on trips back to Woodsfield.
I'll miss him.
Rich Keefner

Patricia, Bill, and Matthew Gray
   Posted Mon December 17, 2018
Sorry for your family's loss, your dad was a friend to everyone and will be missed by all.

Mark Decker
   Posted Tue December 18, 2018
To the Harmon family - such a blessing for Mr. Harmon to have lived a good, long life. I think of him as an amazing sports enthusiast for Woodsfield youth and high school sports, especially my WHS basketball years - unselfish, kind, and generous - he was a gift to young people and our community -

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