Harry K. Harmon PDF Print E-mail

Newberry- Harry Keisler Harmon, 68, husband of Lunelle Ruff Harmon, died Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Lexington Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

Born on July 19, 1950 he was the son of the late Thomas Adam and Frances Keisler Harmon of Pomaria. Harry graduated from Mid-Carolina High School and attended Newberry College and Self Memorial Medical Technology School where he received his degree as a Medical Technologist. He was employed by Newberry County Memorial Hospital in various positions before becoming Director of the Laboratory where he boasted of working at NCMH for over 40 years. He found pleasure in his work and said that he could not imagine having a career where he did not enjoy going to work each day. Harry retired in February 2013.

Harry was very proud that he was the first Eagle Scout in Pomaria Boy Scout Troop 76. His son, Benji, was the 50th Eagle Scout, and his grandson, Harmon, has just completed his project to become the 99th Eagle Scout in Troop 76. Harry was an avid deer hunter and for the past several years enjoyed the card game of setback with a group of community friends on a weekly basis. He was a loyal Clemson fan and collector of antiques. Having been a lifelong member of St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, Newberry, he was a former church councilman, Athletic Committee Chairperson, and the organizer of the Family Life Center Committee. Harry was a member of the Faithful Servants Sunday School Class and found pleasure in hosting church gatherings at the Harmon Cabin. Among his monthly meeting activities, he enjoyed Pomaria Ruritan Club (and its famous turkey stews) and Lower Newberry County Farmers.

Harry’s greatest love was his family where he enjoyed daily visits from his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his loving family which includes his wife of 47 years, Lunelle Ruff Harmon, children Christi Harmon (Benji) Vinson, and Benji (Clair) Harmon, and his four grandchildren, Harmon Vinson, Carter Elizabeth Vinson, Jackson Harmon, and Mason Harmon. His children and grandchildren loved their Papa dearly and delighted him with many hours of entertainment. Over the past year he has enjoyed the “help to get around” from a devoted caretaker, Patricia Coleman. Included in Harry’s loving extended family are an uncle and aunt Homer Leroy and Evelyn Keisler, a brother-in-law H. Pickens Riser, sister-in-law, Patty Hite Ruff, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Many holiday family gatherings were enjoyed by all.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2019 at St. Philip’s Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, March 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Philip’s Lutheran Church Family Life Center 2461 St. Philip’s Church Road Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pall bearers will be Andrew Branham, Chris Branham, Kyle, Branham, Billy Derrick, Danny Dowd, Billy Gallman, Aubrey Horne, Dean Lominick, Brad Ruff. and James Shannon, Jr.

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#57 Heather 2019-03-07 08:35
May you find comfort in knowing that Harry is safe in the memory of Jehovah God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again.
John 5:28,29 "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out"
#56 Ae Ja Netzel 2019-03-04 13:34
We are very sorry for the lost of beloved husband. We pray the pain will ease as times go by...
#55 Sally Huffstetler 2019-03-04 12:42
Benji, Clair & family, so sorry to hear about your loved one. Now he is well and sitting at the feet of Jesus watching over you and your boys. Prayers for your hurting hearts.
#54 KAREN LINDLER SMITH 2019-03-04 10:19
May God be with You and Your Family during this difficult time. Joey and Karen Lidler Smith
#53 Jon Curry 2019-03-03 12:05
I am sadden to hear of the loss of one of the greatest men I have ever known. My thoughts and prayers to the family.
#52 Edith/Hubert Kinard 2019-03-03 05:58
Out thought and prayers go out to you in this sad time. Harry fought the good fight and is without pain or sickness now. He toughed so many lives. Praying for the entire family.
#51 Cliff&Murriel Shealy 2019-03-02 23:29
Lunelle,Christi ,Benji,& family. Sending our deepest sympathy, thoughts, and prayers for your loss. Cherish your memories to help each of you through this difficult time. Clifford and Murriel Shealy
#50 Maria Hanson 2019-03-02 22:48
Dear Lunnelle, Christi and family, I was so sad to hear about Harry's passing. My heart aches for you and your precious families! May God hold you close and comfort you all as you grieve. With love and prayers ,Maria
#49 Mandy linger 2019-03-02 21:41
Sending my love and sympathy.. In our prayers..
#48 Jerry & Karen Mundy 2019-03-02 15:00
Thoughts and prayers to you all.
#47 Peggy Bowers 2019-03-02 13:46
Lunelle& Family,
Our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of Harry! He was a classmate and a friend to all who knew him! May God bring you all comfort & peace in this time of grief!
Monte & Peggy
#46 Eddie & Juleen Stuck 2019-03-02 13:43
Lunelle, Christi, and Benji,

Eddie and I wanted to express our sincere sympathy to you on the loss of Harry. We are so very saddened to hear of his death. Eddie was looking forward to presenting Harmon with his Eagle Scout award and having Harry be a part of it. May God grant you the peace only HE can give during this sad time.
#45 Judy Hill 2019-03-02 13:20
Lunelle, Christi, and Benji, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Judy and Arlo Hill
#44 Pat Mcullough 2019-03-02 12:37
Lunelle , Christi and family, You all have my sympathy in the loss of Harry. Prayers for all. Pat McCullough
#43 Marty,Wanda&Family 2019-03-02 12:35
Deepest sympathy. Harry has really gone through some tough
times! We had some great times watching our boys play sports
as they grew up. Harry will truly be missed!
#42 Lynn Fulmer 2019-03-02 08:56
Lunelle, I was so sorry to hear about Harry. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and the rest of your family
Lynn Fulmer
#41 Kathy Boland 2019-03-02 08:55
Keeping y'all in my thoughts and prayers. God will bless each of you with His strength, love and comfort during this difficult time. Hang on to all those memories. Mr. Harry was a good man and will be missed by so many.
Kathy, Ryan, Nicole and Scotty
#40 Ann Cannon 2019-03-02 08:52
I am so sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace as you go through this sad time.
In Christian Love and Friendship,
Ann Cannon
#39 Judy Bailey 2019-03-02 08:01
Lunelle and family, We are very sorry for your loss of Harry. We know very well the road that he and all of you traveled the last few years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time and in the days ahead. Judy & Maxie Bailey
#38 Harry and Debbie Griffin 2019-03-01 23:29
Really going to miss you
#37 Patricia Woodard 2019-03-01 23:27
My thoughts and prayers to all the family. Harry and I graduated high school and were in band together, You could always count on Harry to make you smile, May God's love and peace comfort you in your time of grief.
#36 Kim Eargle 2019-03-01 23:01
Mrs. Lunelle, Christi, Benji and Families,
We were saddened to hear about Mr. Harry’s death. Our thoughts will be with you during the days, weeks and months ahead as you mourn your loss. We hope your memories of him can help lift you up during this time.
Rodger, Ella Rae and Kim Eargle
#35 Hope Williams 2019-03-01 21:57
Mrs Harmon you & your family have my deepest condolences, sorry for your lost.
#34 Betty &Clyde Lester 2019-03-01 21:29
Lunelle, Christy & Benji our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at tbis time Harry was a find man he was always friendly which he got honest his parents were that way he had been tbru so much the last year was doing so good was glad to see him at church I know he was glad to be back prayers for God to grant your family peace and comfort on your loss. Betty &Clyde Lester and family
#33 Bernie & Tammy Metts 2019-03-01 21:12
So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.
#32 Kim Eargle 2019-03-01 20:07
Mrs. Lunelle, Christi and Benji,
We were so saddened to hear of Mr. Harry’s death. Our thoughts will be with your during the days, weeks and months ahead as you remember him and mourn your loss. Let your memories of him lift you up during this time.
Rodger, Ella Rae and Kim Eargle
#31 Janice Smith 2019-03-01 19:53
MS.Lunelle and family. My deepest sympathy to all in the passing of Mr.Harry. May the Lord bless you all as you go through the coming weeks. Love to all. Janice Smith and family
#30 Janice & Tommy Meeks 2019-03-01 18:18
We are so sad to hear about your husband. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Sincerely, Janice & Tommy Meeks
#29 Lynn Wessinger 2019-03-01 17:51
We are so sorry for your loss. Harry was a classmate, friend, and co-worker for a short time. Our prayers are with his family as you move forward to honor his memory and celebrate his life.
Lynn and Larry Wessinger
#28 Dot Walck 2019-03-01 17:11
Our blessings and prayers are sent to Harry's family So many happy memories can be remembered of Harry and all his family. Such Joy was brought by him to many others Our son Buddy shared his birthday July19 His funeral will be on the day of Pastor Walcks birthday as he is greeted by him in his heavenly home Much Christian love to his special wife Lunelle and their family Dot Walck and her family
#27 Betsy Black 2019-03-01 17:01
Lunelle and family. Was so sorry to hear of Harry's passing. I have known him for many years and not only was he a wonderful and respected hospital employee, he was always a gentleman. I am sure he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#26 Helen&Wesley Griffin 2019-03-01 16:52
We are more sorry than we can say to hear of Harry’s passing. May he go with God. May God give you peace and comfort.
#25 Jan Redden 2019-03-01 15:22
Lunelle and family,
Please accept our sincere condolences on the death of your husband, father and grandfather. All of you are and will remain in our thoughts at this very difficult time.
Jim and Jan Redden
#24 Lydia L Merchant 2019-03-01 14:09
"Miss" Harmon and family, I am so, so very sorry to hear of Mr. Harry's passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sending hugs. Love, Lydia and David Merchant, Phillip and Ingrid Trotter
#23 Dale & Sharon Cromer 2019-03-01 13:50
Mrs. Lunelle, Christi, Benji & Family,
We were sorry to hear about Mr. Harry's passing. May God bless and comfort you and your family in the days ahead. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dale & Sharon Cromer
#22 Kathy Harrison 2019-03-01 13:10
I’m so sorry for your loss. Harry was a good friend and a great boss. Please accept my sincere condolences.
#21 LILLIE HUNTER 2019-03-01 13:09
#20 Rodney Griffin 2019-03-01 12:42
Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Rodney and Sarah Griffin
#19 Cathy Shealy 2019-03-01 12:01
Our deepest sympathy to all of your family ! Today and always , may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.
Cathy and Frankie Shealy & Family
#18 Christy Bouknight 2019-03-01 11:57
Lifting prayers for everyone during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, James and Zadean Bouknight
#17 Edith Hite 2019-03-01 11:54
Lunelle, I was so sorry to see that Harry had lost his battle. He was such a good friend all the years we worked together at the hospital. May God grant you and your family peace and strength.
#16 Steve & Diane Metts 2019-03-01 11:23
Lunelle, Christy, Benjie and family;
Our hearts break and the tears flow so easy. This community has lost a wonderful friend who loved with no boundaries. Please know we have each of you in our prayers. God is holding each of you close and will see you through the days to come. Harry is no longer suffering and now is reunited with his family, Kathy & Eddie and Leon. What a reunion. Our love, prayers and thoughts are with each of you.
#15 Deb Cassady 2019-03-01 11:19
So saddened to hear of Harry's passing. I thought he was doing so good. I loved Harry and we had some fun times and good laughs at NCMH. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for Lunelle, Christie, Benji and the whole family.
#14 Harriett Rucker 2019-03-01 10:52
Lunelle, Christi, Benji, and Family, We grieve with you at this sad time. Harry was a wonderful person, a friend to all, and loved dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are for each of you. May God's love and peace be with you now and in the days to come. Our love, Harriett and John Rucker
#13 Brenda Smith 2019-03-01 10:38
Lunelle and family, I am so sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. Praying that God wraps his loving arms around you and give you comfort and peace.
#12 Newberry Dialysis 2019-03-01 10:11
Words are never adequate in moments like these. We will say though, that our hearts go out to you, and we will always remember the joyous memories that we are privileged to have had in knowing Mr. Harmon. Our sincerest condolences and prayers for Mrs. Lunelle, Christi, Benji and family.
#11 John & Becky Pugh 2019-03-01 10:07
Please find comfort in the knowledge that others care and we extend our Christian Love and Support to each of you.
John & Becky Pugh
#10 Becky Wicker 2019-03-01 09:40
Lunelle and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Harry's passing. I pray God wraps you all in His loving arms and comforts you now and in the days and weeks ahead.
#9 BRUCE A. CONNELLY 2019-03-01 09:20
Lunelle and family, So sorry to learn of Harry's passing. He was a great person and will be sorely missed. Thank you God for sharing Harry with us. Thank you God for all the people Harry touched and mentored to us.God bless each.
#8 Deb & Derrill Taylor 2019-03-01 09:13
Our deepest sympathy for all of Harry's family & friends. We have both known Harry for many years. Derrill knew Harry back in high school at Mid Carolina (Derrill played football and Harry was in the band). I first met Harry, I believe it was in 1969 he was working at NCMH and if I'm not mistaken, I think he worked driving the ambulance, among other things & in later years as the lab director. We both remember Harry with fondness & always held him in highest regards. Much Love, Debra & Derrill
#7 Henry & Phyllis Jack 2019-03-01 08:25
No words can express how very sorry we are to hear of Harry's passing. He was a wonderful man who loved his family, friends, church, and community. Our prayers are with all of you!
#6 Sandra Smith 2019-03-01 08:00
Lunelle and family I was so saddened when I heard the news of Harry's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
#5 Sheriff Lee Foster 2019-03-01 07:17
what a great guy! I was pleased to have known Harry since his days in the band with my brother at Mid Carolina. I was but a kid then, but Harry always was so very nice and kind to a younger brat of his teacher. Moving forward in life, he was a great friend and a very pleasant person to see at hospital. Often if one did not feel well and was undergoing testing, Harry was the bright ray of sunshine that would make you feel better and ease that tension. I have been proud to call him friend. I am so very sorry for your family's loss of this fine man. I am certain that he, Kathy and my mom are discussing hospital issues right now. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#4 Timothy Lominick 2019-03-01 05:51
Can’t believe that Harry has left us. We were the best of friends and that is something to be cherished. He was truly loved by his family and friends. Our community and church family will not be as bright without his smiling face and quick wit. He always had a thought and comment in any discussion. Our breakfast group and setback players will miss his laughter and quips as we played. He truly enjoyed the fellowship. We thank his family for sharing him with us. He was my best friend and it will be hard to travel and visit places and antique shops without him. My heat goes out to Lunelle and family because my heart is heavy as well. We all have to realize he is with his Lord and Savior and looking down on us as a guardian ANGEL. I will miss talking to him on those long trips in the early morning. We ask for God to surround us with love and provide us with comforting thoughts. Goodbye to a great friend.
#3 Linda heHendrix 2019-02-28 22:42
My heartfelt sympathy for Lunell, Christy, Bennie and family! You have all been through so much! My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Linda Hendrix and family
#2 Dave & Debbie Lawson 2019-02-28 21:18
Lunelle, Benji, Christi, and entire family,
We are so saddened to hear of Harry’s passing. He was a great man and a great friend to many. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time.
Dave and Debbie Lawson
#1 LeAnna/Brian Willard 2019-02-28 20:33
Mrs. Lunelle, my heart broke into pieces when I heard the news this afternoon! Mr. Harry had a special place in my heart and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to take care of him the past few years! We will keep you and the family in our prayers! Sending all our love!