GASTONIA - William Houston Harmon, 82, of 508 E. Maryland Ave., died July 9, 2012, at Alexandria Place of Gastonia.
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He was born April 1, 1930, in Gaston County, son of the late "Little" Dave Harmon and Fannie Paysour Harmon.
Mr. Harmon was a veteran of the US Air Force.
A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church of Bessemer City, officiated by Pastor Preston Davis.
Inurnment will be private with military honors.
Mr. Harmon is survived by: daughter, Lisa Harmon Ryals and husband Jerry of Belton, Texas; son, William "Norman" Harmon and wife Dotty of Casar, NC; daughter in-law, Wanda Harmon of Dexter, Montana; grandchildren, Christopher David Harmon , Amanda Carlson and husband Ricky all of Dexter, Montana, William Forrest Ryals, Jeremy Russell Ryals, Emily Suzanne Ryals and Amber Dawn Watson all of Belton, Texas; 11great grand-children; niece, Alene Adams of Bessemer City and numerous great nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by: his son Thomas "Mark" Harmon; brother Norman Harmon; sisters, Edythe Harmon Bene-field, Catherine Harmon Burleson , Ethel Harmon Cole and Iva Mae Harmon Canipe.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 110 Alabama Ave., Bessemer City, NC 28016.
A guest registry is available at greeenefuneral.com.
Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium 216 Archie Whitesides Rd., Gastonia (704) 867-5521.
Published in Gaston Gazette on July 10, 2012