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John P. Harlow Jr.

1921 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
John P. Harlow Jr. Obituary
John P. Harlow, Jr.

Suffolk - John Price Harlow, Jr., born in Richmond, VA on September 1, 1921 passed away peacefully on November 8, 2013.

Son of the late John Price and Florence Strader Harlow, he was predeceased by his loving wife of 61 years, Virginia Nurney Harlow.

He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1938, Hampden-Sydney College in 1942 and Naval Officers Training Program at Notre Dame University. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII aboard the USS McCormick DD-223 in the North Atlantic. He was a plank owner on the USS Norman Scott DD-690 in the Pacific and received a citation for bravery during the Battle of Tinian from Admiral Spruance.

Following WWII, he worked for the American Tobacco Co. in Richmond and then the International Harvester Co. in the Motor Truck Division for 22 years. He later founded Norfolk Truck Center in 1969 and remained Chairman until his passing. He served on the International truck National Dealer Council and was named Regional Dealer of the year in 1979.

He was a Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Norfolk and the Richard Bennett Trust. He served on the Board of the Heritage Bank, Holiday House, Virginia Highway Users and the Southeast 4-H Educational Center.

He served as a Trustee of Glebe Episcopal Church and was a member of Bennett's Creek Ruritan Club and was named as an honorary Nansemond Indian by Chief Bass.

Left to cherish his memory are his three sons and their wives, Bruce and Cecilia Harlow, David and Brenda Harlow, and John and Vicki Harlow; brother-in-law, Jack W. Nurney, Jr. and his wife Ann; two nieces Ann Davies and Susan Griffin and nephew, William Nurney. He is also survived by nine grandchildren: Meredith, Annalee, Bruce, Laine, Jonathan, Judith, Anne-Gray, Elizabeth, and Genevieve; and six great-grandchildren: Elijah, Alexis, Aiden, Harlow, Grace, and Bess.

The family wishes to thank Mrs. Juanita Galloway and her staff at Healing Care Specialists and the staff at Westminster Canterbury.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12th at Glebe Episcopal Church, 4400 Nansemond Parkway, Suffolk, Virginia 23435, by The Rev. Ross F. Keener, Jr. The family will receive visitors on Monday, November 11th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. At Baker-Foster Funeral Home Bennett's Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to the Kiwanis Club of Norfolk Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 1568, Norfolk, VA 23501. Condolences may be registered at www.bakerfoster.com.

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Nov. 10, 2013
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