OBITUARY

Jack Franklin Harmon

April 12, 1917December 30, 2012

Jack F. Harmon, retired Postmaster and Sectional Center manager of Raleigh, NC died December 30, 2012 in Raleigh, NC. He was born in Iredell County on April 12, 1917.

He was nominated and with consent of the Senate and President Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed as Postmaster of Statesville, NC on March 18, 1954. He was appointed by Postmaster General E.T. Klassen to the position of Postmaster/Sectional Center Manager in Raleigh in 1972. He was President of the NC National Association of Postmasters and served two terms on the Raleigh Historical Properties Commission and received the News and Observer’s “Tarheel of the Week” award December 10, 1972. He served in the US Navy during World War II. Mr. Harmon was a member of the Southern Pines United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Southern Pines Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. As an avid golfer, Jack was a member of Southern Pines Golf Club.

Surviving are his wife of 72 years, Louise Holcomb Harmon; daughters Diane Harmon Lamont and her husband Dean of Raleigh; Beverly Harmon Layne of Fort Mill, SC; five grandchildren, Debbie Lamont Lewis and husband Paul, Todd Harmon, Jeff Lamont and wife Tamara, Bryan Lamont and wife Emily, Kristin Layne and husband Chris, and 6 great-grandchildren, Ashley Lewis, Hannah Lewis, Joshua Lamont, Shane Lamont, Kaydence Miller and Holcomb Lamont. He was preceded in death by a son, Jack F. Harmon, Jr., brother, J. Matney Harmon and sister, Mildred Harmon Goodman.

A memorial service with Military Honors will be held at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, on Wednesday, January 2nd at 2:00 p.m. Inurnment will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.

Donations may be made to Duke Cancer Patient Support Program, Box 3139, Durham, NC 27710. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.MitchellatRMP.com

Services

  • Memorial Service with Military Honors Wednesday, January 2, 2013
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Bobby & Martha Rogers

February 28, 2013

I will always remember the Jack Harmon smile!
What a handsome man
Love to Louise, Diane and Dean.
Bobby & Martha

January 26, 2013

Jack and Louise Harmon were like my second parents growing up on Hedrick Circle in Statesville, NC. They were such good friends of my parents, Allen and Jean Knox, and our family gathered around a beautiful, lightly used dining room table set, which my parents "stole" from them at a give away price, for many wonderful meals until they passed away in 2005 and 2007.

Jack was such a happy family man, with a twinkle in his big blue eyes and a friendly smile for everyone. What a joy it was spending time in the Harmon home with their lovely family, including my best friend and schoolmate, Bev Harmon. Wonderful spaghetti dinners with chilled watermelon sliced in round pieces on plates during spend-the-nights, rides with the family on their pontoon boat at Lake Norman, going to see "Parent Trap" with Hayley Mills at the downtown movie theater for the first time, eating at the seafood place toward Troutman when "hush puppies" were so new and exciting to me, riding on their backyard zip line and trapeze. The Harmons added so much to my formative years, and more love could not go out from my heart at this time to yours, Louise, Beverly, and Diane.

You are all, eternally, a part of the best of me!

Love,

Amanda Knox Bunton

Samera Hayhurst

January 16, 2013

I was so sad to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy to all the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss his smile when I visit Falls River.

Pam McCormick

January 3, 2013

Diane and Dean,
Hilda told me about your dad and I was very sorry to hear of your loss. Dads hold such a special place in our hearts. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Pam

January 3, 2013

I extend my condolences to the Harmon family. I appreciate Jacks assistance and confidence. Fred Reigher Postmaster Chapel Hill, Retired

January 2, 2013

Sorry to hear about your loss! All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jeff, Sara , Carl and Evan Martin

January 2, 2013

Such a good man with a wonderful family. He was loved, respected & now is at peace. God bless him. Diane and Keith

Tommy Sweeley

January 2, 2013

Jack was a faithful member of Southern Pines UMC. We pray that God will bring peace and comfort to Louise and the family. In His Love, Rev. Tommy Sweeley, pastor

January 2, 2013

WE ARE ALL BLESSED TO HAVE KNOWN SUCH A WARM, LOVING, FUN MAN. UNCLE JACK BROUGHT SO MUCH LAUGHTER AND JOY TO FAMILY GATHERINGS. THANKS FOR THE WONDERFUL MEMORIES IN THIS COLLECTION OF PHOTOS. ANGELA HARMON PATE

January 2, 2013

Thanks to Jeff for posting on FB the fitting pictoral tribute to his granddad. We would not have known. We send our sympathy to all of you. Love and prayers, Judy and John Fletcher