Jack Herbert Harmon

April 6, 1930July 3, 2018

Jack Herbert Harmon, 88, of Lima, died Tuesday evening at Lima Memorial Health System from an accident while traveling along Route 117 just outside of Westminster, Ohio. At the time of his passing, Jack was accompanied by his constant companion for the past 10 years, Charis Lea Rex, who also passed as a result of the incident. He was born April 6, 1930, in Lima to Harry H. and Esther (Ream) Harmon who preceded him in death. On May 29, 1949, he married Barbara Ann Baker who died February 6, 2005. Surviving are four sons: John T. (Mary) Harmon of Lima, David B. (Ann D.) Harmon and Thomas B. (Rene) Harmon and Gary “Bear” A. (Julie) Harmon all of Elida; twelve grandchildren: Heather (Shane) O’Connor, Mindy (Sean) McDonald, Shane (Megan) Harmon, Brent (Stephanie) Harmon, Amy (Chad) Long, Mike (Heather) Harmon, Amber (Joe Kesler) Dillon, Kyle (fiancé Maggie Wheeler) Harmon, Jill (James) Coppler, Mark (Katie) Harmon, Scott Harmon (dec’d) and Ross (Jessie) Harmon; and 22 great-grandchildren. A sister, Dorothy Rottroff, preceded him in death. He was a 1948 graduate of South High School where he lettered in football, basketball and baseball. Jack had worked for Pillsbury for 12 years and then retired from the Sohio Chemical Plant/B.P. after 28 years of service. He attended St. Luke’s Lutheran and Peace Lutheran churches. He was a member of Moose Lodge #1533, Indian Lake. He was an avid angler and hunter and became a potter. He loved to travel and visit the casinos. His greatest joys were attending his grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s activities. He enjoyed his Tuesday morning men’s breakfast meetings at Ike’s Restaurant. Funeral services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, with Rev. Michael Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Scott Graham Harmon Scholarship Fund, in care of Joel Parker, Treasurer, Elida School District, 4380 Sunnydale, Elida, OH 45807 or the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed at


  • Visitation Monday, July 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Jack Herbert Harmon

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Gary & Kelly Brown

July 9, 2018

To Bear & Julie there are so many memories for Grub he was an amazing father and man. Your mom and him meant so much to Grub ! There are no words just love and prayers . To Jill many special prayers as he was your special grandpa hold on to those memories. He is now home with Jesus your mom & Scott we truley believe that . lots of love being sent your way .God Speed to all of you ❤

Gail Harmon

July 8, 2018

Jack was a wonderful man. We had many fun times together in the time I knew him. I remember how much he liked to fish and go to casinos. He enjoyed life to the fullest. He really enjoyed his large family, which he was lucky to have mostly in this area, where he could see them often. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. I'm sure they will support each other, and get comfort from God.

Narda Newland

July 8, 2018

Tom, Renee and family,
So sorry to hear about your father and his friend. May the grace of God be with you in your time of grief.
Terry & Narda

kathy hilt

July 8, 2018

I had only met jack once, at max's abode, when they were playing cards. but, I am friend with his ex-girlfriend, gail. thus, between max and gail, I heard a lot about him. so sorry to hear about his passing. my thoughts are with all of his family during this time.

Michelle Leppla French

July 7, 2018

Mr. Harmon and their 4 sons lived next door to the Leppla Family (our grandma) for years, and all of us grand kids played youthful games with his sons. I believe I can speak for our entire family, what a wonderful and kind gentleman he always was. He’s resting high upon that mountain now.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

God Bless His Entire Family and just enjoy his peacefulness and the wonder life he had. Memories are awesome ❤️!