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East Funeral Home

602 Olive Street, Texarkana, TX

OBITUARY

Kenneth Ralph Harmon

September 24, 1927June 16, 2020
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Kenneth R Harmon of Atlanta, Texas died peacefully in Atlanta hospital June 16 after 92 wonderful and full years. He was the youngest of 6 children, born in Le Flore, Oklahoma. He lived a simple life, learned by example from his dad, military service, and did the same. He was a Christ follower / servant / loyal / dedicated / giving / true gentleman to all. He would do what was needed to help others … packed your stuff, hauled you state-to-state, rallied the family for reunions or weddings near or across the country, and served in missionary work to build or nurture new church growth. He always said, “Leave it cleaner and better than you found it”. He wore many hats in life and loved family fiercely.

He is preceded in death by his dad, mom, sisters, brothers, and first wife, Ruth Ward.

He is survived by wife Mattie Sue, 8 children from his first wife Ruth (deceased), Johnny, Randy, Janette, Jeff, Mary, Arthur, David and Patty. 22 gran kids, 26 great gran kids, 2 great great gran kids, extended family, and many friends adopted into the family.

Come and go visitation will be Wed, June 24, 10 AM to 5 PM.

A funeral service will be Thursday, June 25, 2 pm at East Funeral Home Chapel, downtown Texarkana.

The service will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/eastfuneralhome or East Funeral Home Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to Smyrna Baptist Church, Atlanta, Texas.

Online tributes can be posted at www.eastfuneralhomes.com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Open Come and Go Visitation

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

Memories

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Debbie Ray (Crumpton)

June 17, 2020

We are praying for you during this difficult time. May God bless you. Love to all.

Shelley Lee

June 17, 2020

May God place each of you under the comfort of his wing. We are praying for you all and your hearts during this time of loss and celebration of Mr. Harmon’s life.
All our love,
Shelley Lee and Family (Arthur Harmon’s sister in law)

Biography

Kenneth R Harmon of Atlanta, Texas died peacefully in Atlanta hospital June 16 after 92 wonderful and full years. He was the youngest of 6 children, born in Le Flore, Oklahoma. He lived a simple life, learned by example from his dad, military service, and did the same. He was a Christ follower / servant / loyal / dedicated / giving / true gentleman to all. He would do what was needed to help others … packed your stuff, hauled you state-to-state, rallied the family for reunions or weddings near or across the country, and served in missionary work to build or nurture new church growth. He always said, “Leave it cleaner and better than you found it”. He wore many hats in life and loved family fiercely.

He is preceded in death by his dad, mom, sisters, brothers, and first wife, Ruth Ward.

He is survived by wife Mattie Sue, 8 children from his first wife Ruth (deceased), 22 gran kids, 26 great gran kids, 2 great great gran kids, extended family, and many friends adopted into the family.

Come and go visitation will be Wed, June 24, 10 AM to 5 PM.

A funeral service will be Thursday, June 25, 2 pm at East Funeral Home Chapel, downtown Texarkana.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to Smyrna Baptist Church, Atlanta, Texas.

Online tributes can be posted at www.eastfuneralhomes.com.