Mount Olivet Funeral Home & Cemetery

1101 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN


Hugh W. Harmon Jr.

Hugh W. Harmon Jr., 67, known to friends and family as “Hugo,” passed away on May 28, 2020. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on July 9, 1952, but lived most of his adult life in the Lake Charles, Louisiana, area. Hugo had a career in the elevator industry, and after retiring spent the last few years of his life in Dickinson, Texas.

Hugo lived for his family and was thrilled to welcome his first grandchild in January of this year. He loved sitting on the porch, enjoying the outdoors with his dog by his side, and cherished the time spent with his family and friends. He was known for his larger-than-life personality and never met a stranger.

He is survived by his daughter, Rachel Keeling and her husband Jacob; grandson Benjamin Keeling; and niece Regina Norvell and her husband Detlef. Preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Mary Harmon Sr. and sister, Martha Edgen.

A graveside funeral service will be held at Mount Olivet Cemetery on June 13, 2020, at 10:00 am.


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Hugh W. Harmon Jr.

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Dee Mason

June 13, 2020

I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your father. He was a lovely man that will be greatly missed. I am so thankful his ascension was peaceful and swift. You and your father gave game me a place to stay during a very sad time in my life and made me feel like family. I will forever be grateful for his kindness, wisdom, humor, and delicious gumbo.

Barbara Shiller

June 12, 2020

Prayers to the family. Rest in peace Hugo. Barbara Shiller


June 8, 2020

I just wanted to let you know Rach how much you are loved. I am thankful your dad knew Christ. He loved you so much. He shared you with us starting in 7th grade. We were appreciative of that as we felt you our "adopted daughter" . I know he was ecstatic when Ben was born! And I know he felt peaceful to know he was leaving yall in good hands, Jacob.. Praying! Love "mom"Pam

Janet LeLeux

June 7, 2020

“Pops” was such a loving and caring man. I first met him during my first semester at McNeese. He was a man of few words when I would visit or see him at the Mardi Gras spot, but, he always welcomed me and returned a hug. He did an incredible job raising Rachel to be the wonderful, loving, and caring person she is today. I know we will all miss him in our own way, but, that we are all also relieved that he is no longer in pain. Love you Pops!

Lillie Eudy

June 7, 2020

When Rachel and I were young teenagers, Mr. Harmon would let us have sleepovers basically whenever we wanted. My parents were very protective, but they trusted him and let me hang out over there often. He would go out of his way to make sure it was fun, buying snacks and renting movies and ignoring our loudness for most of the evening. He did a fine job raising his daughter and even at that age, I knew that his love for her was special. I'm sorry he won't be around to see his grandson grow, but I know he's proud of his little family.

Michelle Crutchfield

June 7, 2020

I will never forgot the love Hugo showed me when my aunt and I came to visit him and Rachel in Lake Charles. He was a kind, happy, and funny man. He will be missed.


Regina Norvell

June 7, 2020

Hugh, me and Mary, his mom and my grandma. He was excited when I was born. Not so much when he got in high school. Yep, I was the niece who was always around. Miss you so much. Thank you for loving me, your support and always being there for me.