John W. Harkins

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John Wayne Harkins, 79, passed away on November 28, 2014 at home in Kerrville, Texas. He was born in Groveton, Texas to Jessie Bledsoe Harkins and Ethel Mattie Bazar Harkins on June 25, 1935. He married Joyce Maxine Harkins on August 27, 1971 in Conroe, Texas.

He went to school in Groveton and Cleveland, Texas. He graduated in Cleveland in 1953. He worked as a Nabisco Salesman for 15 years, owned three convenient stores for 15 years and worked for the Kerrville ISD Transportation Department until he retired. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was involved in the JC's, coached Little League Football and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

John Wayne Harkins was preceded in death by father, Jessie Bledsoe Harkins; mother, Ethel Mattie Bazar Harkins; brother, Jean Harkins; and son, Robert Insall.

He is survived by wife, Maxine Harkins; son, Wayne Cowart and wife, Peggy Cowart; daughter, Toni Kelly and husband, Naymon Kelly; daughter, Tammy Oehlert; daughter, Susan Eudaley; son, Frank Insall; sister, Janis Taylor; sister, Judy McLin; brother, Toby Harkins; 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at Grimes Funeral Chapels, 728 Jefferson Street in Kerrville.

Graveside services will be held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 10:15 am. Memorial services will be held Thursday, December 4, 2014, 4:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Kerrville.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Michael Insall, Brandt Insall, Scott Insall, Justin Insall, Ethan Eudaley, Dusty Oehlert, and Ryne Oehlert

Memorials will be given to Missioners Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 202 Coronado, Kerrville, Texas, 78028.

The family invites you to send condolences at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com by selecting the "Send Condolences" link.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.


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Kerrville, TX 78028
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