Johnnie (Jack) Edward Harmon passed away April 10, 2013, in the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Lonnie and Rosalie. He was 87 years, 11 months and 10 days old.
Jack was born April 20, 1925, in Matthews, Missouri, to John Ural and Ella Mae Harmon. He was raised in southeast Missouri with his two brothers and two sisters until he went to Idaho to work at a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in the 40s.
When he returned from CCC camp to Missouri, he met the love of his life, BeulahSingleton. They were wed in January 16, 1943, in Gray Ridge, MO. They were blessed with four children: Larry Gene, Lonnie Ray, Johnnie Lindell, and Lisa Darlene.
Jack worked diligently to provide for his family with a multitude of jobs around southeast Missouri and St. Louis including working on the Manhattan Project helping to build atomic bombs during World War II. Jack loved farming. He and Beulah purchased a St. James farm in 1963 so their sons could attend UMR. He worked at Rolla MFA as a miller until retiring in 1987. After his retirement they moved to Bolivar, Missouri, to be closer to their children.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Beulah, and four siblings: William Bizzell, Marietta Heumann, Wanda Grimmig, and Fred Harmon.
He is survived by his four children and spouses: Larry and Paula Harmon of North Augusta, SC; Lonnie and Rosalie Harmon of Carthage, MO; Lindell and Dixie E. Harmon of Stockton, MO; and Lisa and Frank Walker of Jefferson City, MO; 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Mary Bizzell of Whitewater, MO, and Dixie L. Harmon of St. Louis, MO; and numerous nieces, and nephews. He will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held at Pitts Chapel in Bolivar at 10:00 AM Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery Bolivar, MO. Visitation will be held from 7:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, April 15, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jack’s honor to the American Kidney Fund c/o the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at: www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.