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Curtis L. Joe Harmon, age 87, of Russell Lane, Springfield, passed away at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Mar. 1, 2013 at his home.
A native of Washington County, he was born on May 21, 1925 to the late Arthur Sr. and Zula Frances Smock Harmon.
He was a member of the Mackville Christian Church, a member of the Magnolia Masonic Lodge # 201 F. & A.M. at Mackville and a retired brick mason. He served during World War II as a paratrooper with the United States Army Air Corp.
Preceding him in death were five brothers, Calvin, J.C., Kenneth, Theodore and Hollis Harmon; and three sisters, Wilma Harmon, Myrtle Derringer and Cynthia Edwards.
Survivors include his wife, Lucy Russell Harmon; a son, Joe Norris Harmon (Lois) of Springfield; two granddaughters, Jeanna Jo Gardner Janes (Brian) of Noblesville, Ind. and Jaime Michael Morrison (Jeff) of Cary, N.C.; two stepgrandsons, Michael Horn and Kevin Horn, both of Harrodsburg; five great-grandchildren, Emmalee, Colton, Annabel, Clayton and Jordon; two step-great-grandchildren, Morgan and Gracie; a brother, Arthur Harmon Jr. (Nancy) of Willisburg and two sisters, Mary Cheser (Bobby) of Willisburg and Cora Mae Shely (Harry) of Shelbyville.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Mar. 4 at Carey & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Jesse Burns, minister of the Springfield Christian Church officiating. He was assisted by Bro. Robert E. Jones, a former minister.
Burial was in Peter Cemetery at Mackville, where military rites were conducted by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were Bobby Cheser, Bobby Brady, Felix Reynolds, Leon Yaste and Charles Harmon.
Casket bearers were Harry Harmon, Mike Harmon, John Harmon, Kenny Harmon, Kevin Horn and Michael Horn.
A masonic service was held at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Billy Riggs delivering the eulogy.
Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Springfield Sun on Mar. 5, 2013