Clyde Welman Harmon
Clyde Welman Harmon, age 88 of Clarksville, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Spring Meadows Healthcare.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014 at Little West Fork Baptist Church, with Dr. Kim Allen officiating. Burial to follow at Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Sango.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home, and from 12 p.m. until the hour of service on Monday at the church.
Clyde Welman Harmon was born September 22, 1925 in Los Angeles, California, the only child of Clyde Welman Harmon, Sr. and Juanita Dickinson Harmon. He graduated from Fremont High School and from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1947 with a B.S. degree.
In 1950, he earned a Certified Public Accountancy in California. Later in Arizona, his CPA was approved. While working in AZ, he had a call to the ministry while attending First Baptist Church in Phoenix. In 1958, he enrolled in Berkeley Baptist Divinity School to prepare for the ministry.
He graduated in 1961 with a Master of Divinity degree cum laude. That same year, he married Betty June Wade in the chapel of Berkeley Baptist Divinity School where they had met and have been married for over 52 years.
Clyde's first church was Immanuel Baptist Church, Phoenix, AZ. He was there 6 years, then moved to Tempe, AZ and pastored the American Baptist Church. Together with other pastors in the area, he began a School of Religious Studies at Arizona State University in Tempe.
In 1972, the Harmons were called to the First Baptist Church of Glenwood, Iowa, where they worked for 16 years, In 1988, Clyde retired from the active ministry and the Harmons moved to Clarksville, TN where he preached at many near-by churches and was Interim Pastor at Little West Fork Baptist Church in 1990 until the church called Dr. Kim Allen.
During the years, Clyde taught a S.S. Class at First Baptist Church, Clarksville, where he and Betty were members since 1989. In 2004 they moved their membership to Little West Fork Baptist Church where they already had a long friendship with Pastor Kim and some members of the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Little West Fork Baptist Church.
Arrangements are in the care of McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home, (931) 647-3371. NaveFuneralHomes.com.
McReynolds-Nave-Larson Funeral Home
1209 Madison Street Clarksville, TN 37040
Published in The Leaf Chronicle from Apr. 26 to Apr. 28, 2014