Kenneth R. Harmon
Kenneth R Harmon of Atlanta, Texas died peacefully in Atlanta hospital June 16 after 92 wonderful and full years. He was the youngest of six children, born in Le Flore, Oklahoma.
He lived a simple life, learned by example from his dad, military service, and did the same. He was a Christ follower / servant / loyal / dedicated / giving / true gentleman to all.
He would do what was needed to help others … packed your stuff, hauled you state-to-state, rallied the family for reunions or weddings near or across the country, and served in missionary work to build or nurture new church growth.
He always said, “Leave it cleaner and better than you found it”. He wore many hats in life and loved family fiercely.
He is preceded in death by his dad, mom, sisters, brothers, and first wife, Ruth Ward.
He is survived by wife Mattie Sue, eight children from his first wife Ruth (deceased), 22 grandkids, 26 great-grandkids, two great-great-grandkids, extended family, and many friends adopted into the family.
Come and go visitation will be Wed, June 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A funeral service will be Thursday, June 25, 2 p.m. at East Funeral Home Chapel, downtown Texarkana.
The service will be live streamed at www.facebook. com/eastfuneralhome or East Funeral Home Facebook page.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to Smyrna Baptist Church, Atlanta, Texas.
Online tributes can be posted at www.eastfuneralhomes.com.