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Hershell Omer Harmon

Hershell Omer Harmon, 84, of Lake City, Tennessee, passed away May 12, 2024 at his home in Dutch Valley surrounded by his loving family.

Omer was born June 22, 1939 in the Whitaker Hollow area of the Island Ford community in Lake City, Tennessee, to Dave Harmon and Ethel Cole Harmon.

Omer was retired after a long and successful career as a brick salesman for Franklin Brick in Knoxville, Tennessee.

He believed in hard work, and he passed that belief on to his children, in whom he took deep pride.

Omer loved hunting, working in the garden, and, most of all, spending time with his family.

Omer was a God-fearing man who loved to read his Bible.

He was a member of Island Ford Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee and Sunday School superintendent.

Omer was preceded in death by his parents, Dave Harmon and Ethel Cole Harmon; his sister, Margie Helen Nelson; his brothers, Carl Clifford Harmon, Charles David “Red” Harmon, and Archie Lee Harmon.

Omer is survived by his wife, Marilyn Disney Harmon; daughters, Karen McKinney and Donna Wallace; sons-in-law Edward McKinney and Mark Wallace; grandson, Eric McKinney; brother, Ronnie William Harmon (Pat Harmon); sisters, Joan Elizabeth Martin and Lynda Sue Harmon; sister-in-law Izella Sparks Harmon; his special grand fur babies, Pepper and Baily; and a host of other family members and friends.

The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 16,  2024, at the Hatmaker Funeral Home, Rocky Top, Tennessee.

The funeral was held following visitation at 7 p.m. on May 16, 2024, in the Hatmaker Funeral Home chapel.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. May 17, 2024 at the Island Ford Cemetery in Rocky Top, Tennessee.