OBITUARY

Steven Harmon

August 11, 1952October 10, 2021

Steven Norris Harmon entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 10, 2021, after a brief illness.

A worship service celebrating his life will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Columbia with a graveside service following at 2:00 p.m. at the Bowman Memorial Cemetery in Bowman, SC.

As the son of the late Lewis and Fay Harmon, Steven was a lifelong resident of Lexington County born at Liverman Hospital in Lexington. He and his wife, Deidre Weathers Harmon, met while they were students at Clemson University. They shared 47 wonderful years of marriage, operating as a team as they approached life together. For the last 11 years, they returned to live at his family’s home place where they enjoyed hosting grandchildren, family, and friends.

Steven was a proud graduate of Clemson University, class of 1974, with a bachelor’s degree in horticulture. He was very active in IPTAY, serving not only as a member but also as an area representative for a number of years. Steven was also very involved in the leadership of the Lexington County Clemson Club including serving multiple terms as President. He was awarded the “Super Tiger Award” by the club in 2004.

Steven was a horticulturist and entrepreneur who used his expertise to build a successful business in landscape design and maintenance. His work included many residences, which were showcased on home tours. One of his latest projects was working with Heirloom Rose Garden at the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion.

As a long-standing member of the First Baptist Church of Columbia, Steven enjoyed serving as a faithful member of the church’s media ministry. This group built strong bonds together as they worked to broadcast the church’s worship services and special programs across the state of South Carolina. Steven was proud to be a lifelong resident of Lexington County. He was honored to serve his community as a recently appointed board member of the Friends of the Lexington County Museum.

One of Steven’s favorite activities was spending time with his family whom he loved dearly. He is survived by his wife, Deidre, and two sons: Rev. John Norris Harmon (Melanie) and Jordan Weathers Harmon (Jenny); his ten grandchildren: Mason, Suzi, Abagail, Kiya, Michael, Ivey D., Andrew, Robert, Jena and Natallia with another granddaughter, Stevie, expected soon. Steven is also survived by his two brothers: Leon (Susan) Harmon and Calvin (Anne) Harmon; a sister-in-law, Deborah W. Hargrove, four nephews and a niece.

Steven’s family will receive friends at the home, 156 Carroll Hill Dr., Lexington, SC 29072 on Wednesday evening from 5:00-7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Columbia Media Ministry. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel is assisting the family.

  • DONATIONS

  • First Baptist Church of Columbia Media Ministry

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • Celebration of Life Worship Service

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

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David Mitchum

October 14, 2021

To the Harmon family:
I knew Steve from our Iptay gatherings over the years. His commitment to Clemson University and Iptay in particular was truly heart felt by those of us involved .
We shared a joke every year at our Richland County meetings because he was listed as a Rep in that county of which I was the Chairman. I knew that he lived and worked in Lexington but never missed any of my meetings. I would tell him how happy it was to see him.
I share in your loss!

“GO TIGERS”

Joyce Roof Carter

October 14, 2021

I just met Steve several weeks ago at a Lexington County Museum committee meeting. There he was so kind to me, as we realized our many connections in Lexington. He knew my father, and his father was one of my most favorite fellas. I had played the piano at his retirement party. I knew Calvin and Leon from many years ago and had worked with sweet Aunt Patty at Lexington State Bank. She and Mr. Ed were actually living across the hall from my mother at Oakleaf Village in Lexington. I was so looking forward to working more with him and was shocked and saddened at this news. I pray that our good and gracious God will hold you all in the palm of His hand today and in the days to come!

Charles Cousins

October 14, 2021

Harmon family, I wanted to express my sadness in hearing of Steve’s passing. I have so many fond memories of our years together at Clemson. He was such a great guy and friend during those college days. I feel so fortunate to have spent those times with him. Please take care of yourselves and know he will be missed by so many of us.

Maxine and Bob Caughman

October 14, 2021

Deidre and Family,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Steve will be very much missed. He was such a genuine person always with a smile. God has another special angel in heaven.

Maxine and Bob

Jim Harmon

October 13, 2021

Deidre, So sorry to hear about Steve. He was a great cousin and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Grace to you and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Christ Jesus.

Brenda Bedenbaugh

October 13, 2021

sorry to hear about Steve. It was a joy to wait-on him and share our stories at the bank! He will be greatly missed! Prayers for the family!

Janet Bryan

October 13, 2021

My husband Rob and I were heartbroken to learn of Steve's death. We were so lucky to have known him for years, and have him work with us for too short a time before he retired. He certainly was much more to us than a horticulturist, but a fellow Clemson graduate and super fan, a kind, caring and thoughtful gentlemen, immensely reliable, fair and patient, a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and an inspiration in so many ways. He taught me so much about plants, growing things, enhancing surroundings and enjoying what could be created with a bit of determination and work. He was a superb and patient teacher. Our visits on so many Monday mornings made our lives brighter, more fun, and more beautiful, and we will always be grateful. We are immensely sorry his busy life was cut so short, but know that remembering that life and those happy memories will always bring a smile. We pray those memories will, in time, be a continuing comfort to everyone who loves him.

Christy Mills

October 13, 2021

Deidre, I am so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. My husband also died, a little over six weeks ago. You would be interested to know that I played Tiger Rag on the piano at his funeral, as he and his family are big Clemson fans. I still remember fondly that Clemson Homecoming when I stayed with you, SO LONG AGO. Please give my condolences to Calvin and Leon, also.

DeLinda Ridings

October 12, 2021

It is so hard to believe that I will not be seeing Steve over my left shoulder each Sunday morning in the broadcast booth. Steve and I worked closely together as I would produce and my cues were vital for the words he provided to screens. During our breaks, he was a joy to laugh with and get horticulture advice from plus we always got a replay of Clemson football the Sat before, haha. Steve and I shared many political conversations as we had many of the same political views and my personal work in politics interested him. He will be truly missed by our media team, but more than that as a friend. I really enjoyed sitting with he and Deidre at the media banquet recently and no couple was more suited as a team than those two. Prayers and love flow your way!

Sonny Sanders

October 12, 2021

Deidre, Ann and I share the grief of the untimely death of Steve. He was a true gentleman who loved his God, family and country. Let us believe he has wrapped the found memories of his family and friends around him and lain down to pleasant dreams.
We will continue to keep you and your family close to our thoughts and in our prayers.

FROM THE FAMILY