George Ray "Dick" Harmon, 77 of Bolivar, Mo., died Wednesday, March 3 at the Parkview Healthcare Facility.
Born February 9, 1927 in Dunklin County, son of the late Roy John Edward and Wilsia Thornsberry Harmon, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II. He owned and operated a service station in Bolivar and also worked as a crane oiler during the construction of the Alaskan Pipeline.
On February 21, 1945 he married Katie Smith in Paragould, Ark., who survives of the home.
Survivors also include four children, Jean Ayers and husband, Frank, of Bolivar, Ray Harmon, of Barnhart, Mo., Carol Bender, of Bolivar, and Patricia Thurston, of Springfield, Mo.; three brothers, John Harmon of Senath, Thomas Harmon of Kennett and Frank Harmon of Stockton; one sister, Eve Dinkins, of Senath; six grandchildren, Tammy Locke, Tim Harmon, Emily, Anne and Kelsie Harmon and Michael Bender and four great grandchildren, Andrew and Sarah Locke, Jason Harmon and Anthony Bender.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Adam Lee Harmon and a half-brother, Connie Harmon.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Greenwood Cemetery with Terry Gouch officiating.
Pallbearers were Richard Jenkins, Vernon Carter, Doyle Barham, Joe Duryee, Dan Carman and Joe Blair.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.