Samuel Harmon, Sr.

Samuel Reid Harmon, Sr.

June 30, 1927 - September 14, 2020
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Samuel R. Harmon Sr., 93, of Clinton, Iowa passed away peacefully at the Alverno on Monday, September 14, 2020. Private family services will take place on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Burial occurs at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

Samuel was born June 30, 1927 in Wilmington, North Carolina, the son of Carl and Virginia (Bennett) Harmon. He graduated from Broad Street High School in Burlington, North Carolina. Following High School, he acquired a 4-year technical degree in design & drafting.

He was a veteran of WWII – serving in the U.S. Navy.

Samuel was united in marriage to Peggy Layton on May 23, 1948 in Conway South, Carolina.
He worked as a Manufacturing Engineer for Cerlist Diesel, Beeline Co., and the Savanna Army Depot. He was a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and was a member of the AMVETS.

Samuel loved playing golf and was a member of Valley Oaks and the Fulton County Club. He enjoyed golfing during the winter stays in Florida and Alabama. He also enjoyed music, especially singing and playing his guitar. Above all, he loved his family very much and will be greatly missed.

Samuel is survived by his children – Samuel (Cyndi) Harmon Jr., Sandy (George Jr.) Sills and Jeff (Julie) Harmon; with nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; one brother – Carl Harmon Jr. with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, wife - Peggy, one daughter – Sheree and one sister – Pauline.

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    Thursday September 17, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Thursday September 17, 2020 2:00pm
    Lemke Funeral Homes - South Chapel
    2610 Manufacturing Drive
    CLINTON, IA 52732
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Karen Young

Posted at 10:06am
Sam, I am so sorry for your loss. Karen Young

Robin Mearlowe

Posted at 10:27pm
Sandy, so sorry for your loss of your Dad, I’m sure Shree and him will be up gathered raising cain

Eric Harmon

Posted at 01:55pm
We will certainly miss our Uncle Sam's comical antics at our family outings. What a wonderful life we have been able to share in. Our condolences to the entire Iowa Harmon clan. Looking forward to when we can get together again.

Allen Bailey

Posted at 11:52am
Sam and family so sorry for your loss. Hope the CHS gang can get together soon. Al Bailey


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