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“To Don's family: We were really sorry to learn of Don's passing. I was a schoolmate of his & our mothers' worked together at DuPont. I knew his...Read More »
1 of 43 | Posted by: Larry & Sandra White - TN

“Shirley - you're my hero! You have been a pillar of strength and such a model of grace and love during Don's battle. It's hard to imagine what life...Read More »
2 of 43 | Posted by: Jeff & Kay Hendrix - Lascassas, TN

“We were part of a roving construction crew in the 60's and 70's in the Columbia district. All of us who worked around him have fond and pleasant...Read More »
3 of 43 | Posted by: Doug Thomas - Tullahoma, TN

“I remember Don from the Maury County Fair. he was always so good to my grandfather Mr. Charlie and was a family friend for years. ”
4 of 43 | Posted by: Rick Skillington - Lewisburg, TN

“To Shirley and Family, I am so sorry to learn of Don's passing. I graduated with him and he and I share the same birthdate 8-3-42. I know you have...Read More »
5 of 43 | Posted by: Suzanne Shellby Grubbs Koontz - LA

“Shirley, I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Harmon's passing. I know this is a tough time for you and just wanted to let you know I have been thinking...Read More »
6 of 43 | Posted by: John Whitaker - Madison, AL

“If i can help i will do any thing fore you ”
7 of 43 | Posted by: moe jamison - franklin, TN

“Shirley I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself. ”
8 of 43 | Posted by: R MMckinzie - Culleoka, TN

“Shane, so sorry for your loss. And sympathy to all of your family. May God comfort all of you as only He can do. Dick Peach ”
9 of 43 | Posted by: Dick Peach - Smyrna, TN

“Shirley, You have my deepest sympathy. I know what you and Don have been through. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Friend, Class of...Read More »
10 of 43 | Posted by: Linda Whiteside - hampshire, TN

“Shirley, you and Don have been in our thoughts and prayers. We are very sorry for your loss. ”
11 of 43 | Posted by: Sharon and Tim Shaver - franklin, TN

“Shirley - I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. You told me once of how Don loved and supported...Read More »
12 of 43 | Posted by: Kevin Comstock - Spring Hill, TN

“Shirley, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. I worked with Don in the mid-90's and found him to be a...Read More »
13 of 43 | Posted by: John - Knoxville, TN - Co-Worker

“Jan, So sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Just wanted you to know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you. ”
14 of 43 | Posted by: Carol Bailey - Columbia, TN

“At this time of sorrow, may you find comfort in your memories. My memory of Don is working with him at Oak Park Pool. He was fun and a joy to be...Read More »
15 of 43 | Posted by: Brenda Crotzer Jefferson

“Shirley, My deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss. Take comfort in knowing that Don is in peace. You are in my thoughts and...Read More »
16 of 43 | Posted by: Dawn Wildrick - Chapel Hill, TN

“Shirley and Family, So sorry to hear about the passing of Don. It was just a few weeks ago that I saw Jan, and she was telling me of his illness. Our...Read More »
17 of 43 | Posted by: Walter/ Annie R. Harlan

“Find joy in all the great memories you and the family had with Don. We know you will miss him. God loves you. Pearl & Hank ”
18 of 43 | Posted by: Mr & Mrs Henry Bransford - TN

“Shirley, This is a great loss for you and your family as well as all the many people that have had the opportunity to know Don. You are in my...Read More »
19 of 43 | Posted by: Tasca - Columbia, TN - Friend

“Shirley and Family: May God bless you and keep you strong. This is a huge loss for you and friends, but truly Heaven's gain. We are here for you...Read More »
20 of 43 | Posted by: Marsha and Scooter Vick - TN

“Shane and family, I'm sorry to learn of the loss of Don. You are in my thoughts and prayers, God Bless! Dale Tomlin ”
21 of 43 | Posted by: Dale Tomlin - Columbia, TN

“I first met Don at Cracker Barrel. This was more than two years after his diagnosis and he was full of life. Although our conversation was brief, Don...Read More »
22 of 43 | Posted by: Paul Arnold - franklin, TN

“My sincerest condolences to the Harmon family. ”
23 of 43 | Posted by: Ray Dilworth - Franklin, TN

“Don and I became like brothers starting when he was 13. He was the hardest working man I ever knew and the way he fought cancer, proved to also be...Read More »
24 of 43 | Posted by: Jim Lindsey - Nashville, TN

“So sorry for your lost. Don was a good friend and we had some great times in school. A lot of fond memories. I know he will be missed by family and...Read More »
25 of 43 | Posted by: Johnny Haywood - St. Joseph, MO

“Shane, I am so sorry about your Dad. I know you will miss him. ”
26 of 43 | Posted by: Shelia Stonecipher Parks - TN

“Very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. ”
27 of 43 | Posted by: Sally Bittner - Franklin, TN

“Shirley, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you. Joan Johnson, City of Franklin ”
28 of 43 | Posted by: Joan Johnson - Franklin, TN

“My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May the memories of your loved one bring you comfort in the coming months and may God bless you...Read More »
29 of 43 | Posted by: Tracey Poteete - Columbia , TN

“Shirley, I am so sad to hear of Don's passing. Many many memories in my life have him in them. Dad and I were talking and I realized I don't know...Read More »
30 of 43 | Posted by: Dee Primm White - Columbia, TN

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Don was a generous and fun-loving guy when I knew him in high school. I know he fought hard and courageously against...Read More »
31 of 43 | Posted by: Carol Williamson - New York, NY

“Shirley, Shane, Todd and Jan, Donna and I extend our deepest sympathy at your loss of Don. As former neighbors, Jaycees, Fair Board members,...Read More »
32 of 43 | Posted by: Kevin Thompson

“Shirley: We were sad to hear of Don's passing. We didn't know he had been on such a long journey with his health. Our prayers are you have many...Read More »
33 of 43 | Posted by: Terry & Ann Evans - Lobelville, TN

“Dearest Shirley and family: We are so very sorry to hear of Don's passing yesterday. Our little Spencer thought Mr Don was so neat and loved...Read More »
34 of 43 | Posted by: Jim & Linda Flowers & Spencer Lanyon

“Shirley, There are no words to express our Sorrow..Don was a great Friend and he will be greatly missed. May God be with you during this Trying time. ”
35 of 43 | Posted by: Wade Matheny

“My heart just breaks to think of the loss of Don. He was a delightful person to be around. To his family and friends left behind, I offer my...Read More »
36 of 43 | Posted by: Lyndsey Dunnavant - Pulaski, TN

“Don was very nice and kind hearted. He was always willing to give me support and his expertise in all aspect of his communications skills to help me...Read More »
37 of 43 | Posted by: Mickey Acker - Nashville, TN

“Shirley and Family: I know God will grant you peace in Don's passing. My prayer is you have the "peace that surpasses all understanding". Love,...Read More »
38 of 43 | Posted by: Jim Evans - Franklin, TN - Friend

“Don said that when he retired, he was going to buy a new Harley, ride it to work on his last day at work, and "ride off into the sunset", and that...Read More »
39 of 43 | Posted by: Sherry Taylor - Columbia, TN

“Shirley, I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing. May your faith, family, and friends help you through this. ”
40 of 43 | Posted by: Kathy Gray

“Shirley and T Jay, We are very sorry for your loss. Although, we were only around him a few times, Don treated us like we were old friends. We...Read More »
41 of 43 | Posted by: Jim and Angie Warner

“Shirley, I am so sorry for your loss. Don was a great guy with many friends who loved you both. Take care, Johnnie ”
42 of 43 | Posted by: Johnnie Shapiro - Knoxville, TN

“I remember meeting Don as he opened his house and his heart to a large group of Zetas for a summer reunion in Nashville in 2009. He cooked a BBQ...Read More »
43 of 43 | Posted by: Karen Stanecek Scruggs


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Mr. Harlan Don Harmon, 68, retired employee of AT&T and resident of Franklin, died Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at Sarah Cannon Cancer Center of Centennial Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Dr. Doug Plumlee and Dr. Jim Harvey officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Friday after 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Room in the Inn, 705 Drexel St., Nashville, TN 37203-4171 or Shalom Foundation, P.O. Box 1354, Franklin, TN 37065, or Hope House, P. O. Box 1961, Columbia, TN 38402. Notes of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.oakesandnichols.com.

The Maury County native was the son of the late Harlan Harmon and Virginia Douglas Harmon. He was a 1960 graduate of Columbia Central High School and attended Tennessee Technological University. He was an active member of West Franklin Baptist Church where he served on the Room in the Inn organization for the Homeless and the Shalom Foundation. Don was a former Maury County Commissioner, Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, former chairman of Maury County Park and of the Maury County Fair Board, former member and past president of Columbia Jaycees and a former TSSAA football official.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Kay Roney Harmon of Franklin; three sons Shane Harmon of Columbia, Todd Harmon of Knoxville and T. Jay (fiancée Alisha Guertin) Warner of Nashville; sister, Jan (Don B.) Harmon of Decatur, Alabama; three grandchildren Somer Harmon of Knoxville, Jay Harlan Harmon of Columbia, William London Harmon of Lewisburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Wally Tillman, Don Alderson, Ted Houston, Peter Hudson, Chucky Estes, Tim Napier, J.C. “Colon” Pope and Jim Lindsey. Honorary pallbearers will be members of “The Shop”, Wednesday Morning Prayer Group, the Butterworth Boys, Columbia Central Class of 1960, present and past linemen at AT&T and members of the TSSAA officiating crew.

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