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Arvist Lee (Stick) Harmon, Glens Fork, KY (1931-2011)

He was a highly regarded citizen of the Glens Fork, KY community. He was a member of a distinguished Adair County family. He was an oil driller, a member and deacon at the Russell Heights Baptist Church in Columbia, KY, and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was an avid horseman who rode tall and erect in the saddle, the perfect image of the straight shooter, good man he was. He and his wife Irene, who survives, celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary almost two years ago. -CM

Arvist Lee "Stick" Harmon, 79, of the Glens Fork community, died early Monday, July 18, 2011 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY.

The funeral service will be at 2pmCT, Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Darrell Treece officiating. Burial in the Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be 4:30pmCT, Tuesday, July 19, 2011.

Casket bearers: Junior Bailey, Bill Bailey, Howard Bailey, Danny Bailey, Danny Stone, and Eddie Reagan.

Honorary casket bearers: The men of the Russell Heights Baptist Church.

Arvist Lee (Stick) Harmon, Glens Fork, KY (1931-2011)

He was born August 7, 1931, in Adair Co., KY. He was the son of the late Homer Lee and Pearl Stephens Harmon. He died Monday, July 18, 2011, in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, at the age of 79 years, 11 months, and 11 days.

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Pendleton and Elizabeth Harmon.

He worked as an oil driller and was a deacon and member of Russell Heights Baptist Church. He was also a Kentucky Colonel.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Irene Harmon, Glens Fork, KY, and the following:
  • Son and daughter in law: Steve and Dana Harmon of Glens Fork, KY

  • Two daughters and sons in law: Lee Ann and Greg Jessee, and Debra and Kevin Reynolds, all of Columbia, KY

  • One sister: Dorothy James of Columbia, KY

  • One brother: Thomas "Punk" Harmon, Columbia, KY

  • Three grandchildren: Haylee Case Harmon, and Bailey Pearl and William Michael Reynolds
In lieu of flowers, the family request expressions of sympathy be made to the Russell Heights Baptist Church or donation of Gideon Bibles.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements

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