Harley Race

Apr 11, 1943 – Aug 1, 2019 (Age 76)


Harley Race was a professional wrestling legend whose popularity peaked in the 1970s and 1980s. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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Man loved his job.

Thanks for giving me and my friends so many fun times watching you wrestle.

I am truly sorry about the passing of your loved one. May God strengthen your family during this time of loss. Deepest sympathies.

Harley my favorite wrestler

I remember him very well especially if his top of the rope headbutt. I went to school with his cousins and I will never forget when I meet him at Hy-Vee in North Kansas City. RIP my hero

R.I.P. my friend , Mary Nelson aka Marie LaVerne

Saw Mr. Race wrestle in Houston texas many times. He always gave fans their money's worth I saw him defend the nwa title against Andre the Giant and the crowd went silent when in the process of escaping an over the shoulder backbreaker Race used strength and leverage to pin Andre to win the second fall.
God bless Harley's family,friends, and fans.

Our condolences and heartfelt prayers go out to you all during this most difficult time. Love and Peace Forever!

MG James, Jackson Mississippi

Harley, true wrestling legend, will be missed. Praying for comfort for your family.