Lexington-Wingard Don Harmon, 85, passed away January 1, 2022, at his residence surrounded by close family. He was the son of the late Wingard and Edna Harmon.
Don is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marlene; his children; Deborah (Jerry) Chavis, and Wesley (Pee-Wee) Harmon; grandchildren, Eddie (Megan) Chavis, Jason (Michelle) Chavis, Mark Harmon, Nicole Harmon and Glenn Harmon, and Amanda Harmon; great-grandchildren, Chase, Tyler, Lauren, Natalie, Kaitlyn, Jacob, Caroline, Spencer, and Larson; and his brother, Wyman (Judy) Harmon.
He was predeceased by his son, Richard (Ricky) Harmon; daughter in law, Sharon Harmon; great grandson, Wesley Richard Harmon; and sisters, Carolyn Foster and Nancy Anderson.
After his time in the Air Force, Don spent most of his life working in construction and retired from G.H. Smith Construction where he made a lifelong friend, Gerald Smith. He was a volunteer firefighter with Lexington County Fire Service for 20+ years. Some of Don’s favorite things were enjoying a Budweiser with anyone that would stop by and chat, hanging out in the “little house”, fishing, hunting, going to the beach with family and friends, farming, and messing around in his little garden with the grandkids. He was lovingly nicknamed “Papa Honda” by the great-grandchildren because he would often be found riding around the property on the four-wheeler with them in tow.
The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors of Lexington Medical Center, the staff at Amedisys Hospice, and the Lexington County Fire and EMS for their care over the past few months.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm, Friday, January 14, 2022 at St. Peters Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in the Parrish Life Building prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Peters Lutheran Church, 1130 St Peters Rd, Lexington, SC 29072. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel is assisting the family.
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