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L.C. Harmon

Burial Date January 6, 2018


Saturday, January 6, 2018
Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church
33 Lewis Avenue
Lexington, Tennessee 38351

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A Time to Be Born
L.C. Harmon was born on July 17, 1935 to the late Willie B. and Nettie Mae Harmon. He was the eldest of 10 children. At an early age he professed his hope in Jesus Christ and accepted Him into his heart as Lord and Savior. He worshiped at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church of Juno, Tennessee and joined Bible Hill MBC. Later in life he worshiped at Pilgrim Rest MBC.

A Time to Labor
L.C. was educated in Harmon Grove School of Juno and Montgomery School of Lexington. As a teen he enlisted into the United States Army. There he served in Germany and Korea and ranked as Staff Sergeant. After he discharged he lived in various states and had several professions including taxi driver and sanitation worker. In 1971 he returned to Tennessee. He earned his GED and enrolled into the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy. After graduating he became more than a man, he became a
living “legend”. L.C. was the first African American police officer with rank at the Lexington Police Department. During his tenure he was promoted to Sergeant, to Investigator, and then to Lieutenant. He took pride in serving and protecting the community for 22 years until he retired.

A Time to Reflect
After a few years of retirement, he felt compelled to serve and protect again. This time instead of patrolling the streets, he patrolled the hallways of Paul G. Caywood Elementary School, where he won the hearts of everyone who encountered him. He became every child’s hero continuing his legacy of being a great man. Outside of his career in law enforcement he pursued other interests. In the late 80’s he had a brief but successful BBQ business with his friend Anthony Buck. The two would later coach
their sons in the Jackson Boxing League. During this time, he joined St. John Lodge. The highlight of his career was his running for the Henderson County Sheriff and although he did not win, he was the most qualified candidate on the ticket.\

A Time to Remember
On January 2, 2018, God called L.C. Harmon, Sr. home. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Joyce Marie Carver, Nola Catherine Campbell, his daughter Cherkeetha Williams, his son LeSander Harmon and one great grandson, TeRonnie Cook Jr. He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife of 45 years, Linda Hines Harmon, sons, L.C. Harmon Jr. (Madelyn) of Los Angeles, CA, Terry Harmon (Marlene) of Oklahoma City, OK and Damon Dudley-Harmon of Louisville, KY; daughters, Sophia Harmon of Columbus, MS, Crystal B. Harmon of Lexington, TN, Rotha Harmon, Lexington, KY, Sharon Harmon, Lancaster, CA,
Teresa Dudley-Harmon, Dana Harmon-Young (Calvin), Nicole Harmon-Griffin (Edward), all of Louisville, KY, his sisters Evelyn Washington and Geneva Harmon both of Lexington, TN, Glenda Harmon of Chicago, IL, and Vera Harmon of Detroit, MI, brothers Leo Harmon, Leon Harmon and Larry Harmon all of Chicago, IL, and one sister-in-law Eva Hines of Nashville,
TN, a special friend James M. Reese II, a special cousin Robert L. Seats, and an adopted granddaughter, Paula Campbell, 16 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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