James A. Harmon, 87, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 7, 2018.
Mr. Harmon was born June 15, 1930 to the late Edward and Mona Harmon in Kansas City, Mo. He was a graduate of Northeast Kansas City High School where he was an active member of the ROTC program. James also attended the University of Missouri where he earned a bachelor’s degree and met his future wife. After college he spent 39 years with J.C. Penney where he worked in various management positions all over the United States until his retirement.
An active member and past president of Mended Hearts at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, James was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Dawsonville.
Two daughters, Pamela Jane Thompson, Cindy Harmon; brothers, Skip Harmon, Ralph Harmon; sister, Carolyn Silky, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Ruby Harmon of Dawsonville; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Linda Harmon of Kansas; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Chris Walsh of Dawsonville, Patty and David Cronic of Lawrenceville; grandchildren, T.J. Reynolds, Kristin Harmon, Joseph Reynolds, Justin Harmon, Matthew Reynolds, Jason Reynolds, Rachel Harmon, Heather Davenport, Samantha Thompson, Natalie Harmon; 18 great-grandchildren; a number of nieces, nephews; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Jan. 13 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Jordan officiating. Interment followed in Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Jan. 12.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to New Horizons Lanier Park, 675 White Sulphur Road, Gainesville, Ga. 30501.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.