Carl Bible Harmon, 86, of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends.
He was born Dec. 29, 1926, in Whitesburg, Tenn., a son of Junius Bible and Mable Douglas White Harmon.
Carl “PopPop” was a caring, quiet man who loved the Lord, his family, Cowboy his cat, the University of Tennessee, his church and Sunday School class, and the Barboursville senior group. He was a member of River Cities Community Church. Carl was a 1944 graduate of Whitesburg High School, and a 1950 graduate of the University of Tennessee, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946. Carl lived and worked in Chillicothe, Ohio; Oak Ridge, Tenn., Morristown, Tenn., and Knoxville, Tenn.; Lexington, Ky.; Punta Gorda, Fla.; and Barboursville.
PopPop is survived by his children, Steven (Patricia) Harmon of Naperville, Ill., Carla (Gregory) Prater of South Point, Ohio, Laurence (Catherine) Harmon of Crown Point, N.Y., and Theresa (Michael) Wolterman of Brighton, Mich.; his grandchildren whom he loved and of whom he was so very proud, Steven, Ryan (Melissa) and Sean Harmon, Jessica (Aaron) Runyon, Kendra (Anthony) Marino, Ethan Prater, Vincent (Christine) Wolterman, Andrew and Melinda Wolterman, and Emily and Catherine Eleanor Harmon; and his great-grandchildren whom he loved, Reanna and Ty Harmon, Shelby, Nick and Grace Runyon, and Michael, Cassidy and Connie-Lou Wolterman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Margaret “Betty” Lawson Harmon; his brothers, Junius Bible “J.B.” Harmon Jr., Guy Wallace Harmon and Kenneth N. Harmon; and his sisters, Evelyn Cook, Marjorie “Jo” Greene, Madge Harmon and Margarette Harmon.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until the funeral service at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home in Chesapeake, Ohio. Pastors Larry Greene and John Fry will officiate. There will be a private family burial in the Prater Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Carl’s wishes are for donations to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of his wife, Margaret “Betty” Harmon. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.schneidergriffin.com.