Lynn Ackley Harmon

March 16, 1932April 20, 2014

The Reverend Dr. Lynn A. Harmon, 82, passed away on April 20, 2014, after a brief illness. Dr. Harmon, a retired United Methodist pastor was born in Russell County Kentucky. A self professed “country pastor, “ he earned is associates degree at Lindsay Wilson College, his bachelor’s from University of Louisville, master’s from Vanderbilt University, and his doctorate from Lexington Theological Seminary. He served the Louisville Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church for over 50 years.

Dr. Harmon was preceded in death by his parents: Claude and Josie Harmon. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shirley Burnett Harmon; his sister, Oredia Whitaker; two daughters: Jo Robbins and Fran Poropatic; his sons-in-law: Gene Robbins and Steve Poropatic, and two grandsons: Nick Robbins and Mike Poropatic.

A memorial service will be held at Jeffersontown United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 26, at 11 am. Visitation will be held at 10 am prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that expressions of sympathy be sent to Wesley Manor Retirement Community, Charitable Care, 5012 E Manslick Rd., Louisville 40219, or Jeffersontown United Methodist Church, 10219 Taylorsville Rd., Jeffersontown, Kentucky 40299.


  • Visitation Saturday, April 26, 2014
  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 26, 2014

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April 27, 2014

Latney will miss his "mowing buddy" and we both will miss talking with Lynn. I always knew I could rely on him for help and advice. He was a true man of God and a true gentleman. Heaven has been enriched! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Latney and Jean Ramsey

Jeneane Price

April 26, 2014

Thinking of you with warmth and concern. May you be surrounded with love and compassion at this difficult time. My prayers are with you.

Gil & Bettye Schroerlucke

April 26, 2014

Shirley, our thoughts with love are being sent to you and the family. May you find comfort in knowing there are those who care.
Gil & Bettye

April 25, 2014

Dear Shirley and sad to know that Lynn will not be doing the 'gardening' and you doing the 'canning'.
Great joy came to him from his gardening. He is such a gentle man and I'm so grateful for his friendship...and yours! Peace and love,
Gladys Stanton, Jeffersontown UMC

Louise Whitaker

April 25, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this loss of your loved one. We can find comfort in knowing he is in the loving care of our Lord.
Love in Christ,
Louise Whitaker and family

April 24, 2014

Dear Shirley and family, Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Since we have moved here to the village, it has afforded Bettye and me the opportunity to be with you and Lynn more. We will miss Lynn.
Peace and love,
Gil and Bettye Schroerlucke

April 24, 2014

Dear Jo and Family,
I remember your father as a very kind and gracious man. He was such a blessing to our family when Mama passed away. My heart goes out to you and your family with his passing, but I know he is in the presence of our dear Lord Jesus whom he loved and devoted his life to. My prayer is that you will be comforted during this time of loss and be encouraged by the hope that our faith in God provides.
Carole Robbins Whitlock (Jacksonville, FL)

April 23, 2014

Dear Shirley and Oredia.
Wanted you to know we are thinking of you all and remembering the great memories in Somerset with our family and yours. Prayers and peace for you all.
Pat and Mitch Crabtree
Gail and Richard Cheatham

Anita Kuvin

April 23, 2014

I was surprised and deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Dr. Harmon. Although I wasn't blessed to know him as well as some others did, I was always touched by his sincerity, gentleness and kindness. He truly leaves behind a legacy of faith and love with all of us who knew him.
Sending my prayers and deepest sympathy,

Norma Henderson

April 23, 2014

What a blessing to have had Lynn as a member of our "family" here at Wesley Manor. He will be greatly missed by all. Love and prayers to you and your family, Shirley and Oredia.