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Friday, January 27, 2012

Johnny Harmon Obituary

A tragic accident on January 15, 2012 took the life of Johnny Harmon. His obituary appeared in the Advocate Messenger and is copied here. John was the brother of our dear friend Peggy Edgington.

10:41 a.m. EST, Tuesday, January 17, 2012
PERRYVILLE — John “Johnny” C. B. Harmon Jr., 62, of Perryville, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in Lexington. He was the husband of Judy Goode Harmon.

Born June 14, 1949, in Boyle County, he was a son of Bertha Yates Harmon of Perryville and the late Jack Harmon. He was a very active member of Perryville Baptist Church where he was a deacon and had served on various church committees.

Johnny was a retired employee of the United States Postal Service, having worked for 36 years in Danville. He was a 1967 graduate of Boyle County High School where he played baseball, football and basketball. Johnny is remembered as a “natural” athlete; he excelled in all sports. His love for softball didn’t end with high school; he continued playing for many years. Johnny was a member of a former state championship fastpitch softball team and a member of the Perryville fastpitch softball team. He coached the Boyle County Middle School Girls fastpitch softball team, was inducted into the Boyle County High School football hall of fame, was an avid golfer, played racquetball and enjoyed farming. Above his love for sports was his family; he cherished his time spent with his family and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Judy, he is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Toni and Dale Joslyn of Danville, Dian and Tommy Tillett of Parksville and Kelly and Brent Webber of Lexington; one son, Brad Harmon of Lexington; two sisters and their husbands, Wanda and Bill Sprinkle of Paris and Peggy and Fred Edgeington of Harrodsburg; and six grandchildren, Kelsey Joslyn, Tyler Sebastian, Caleb Harmon and Savannah, Brittany and Tyler Tillett.

Services for Johnny will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Perryville Baptist Church by the Rev. Chuck Bass, with burial in the Hillcrest Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Glen Gorley, Gregg Pierson, Tony Perkins, Larry Moore, Chris Fitzwater, Terry Stigall, Roger Webb and Jackie Casey.

Visiting hours will be after 5 p.m. Wednesday at Perryville Baptist Church.
Expressions of sympathy are suggested to the University of Kentucky Southeast Center for Agriculture Health and Injury prevention, c/o Kim Judd, UK CPH, room 104B, 111 Washington Ave., Lexington, KY 40536-0003.

Wilder Funeral Home, Perryville in charge of arrangements.
Visit Johnny's online guestbook at www.wilderfh.com.
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