Curtis Elton Harmon was born on Nov. 10, 1938, in Indianola, and passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017, in Denton, Texas.
He was the first born son to Johnnie Junior Harmon and Mary Alma Cathey. Before graduating high school, Curtis joined the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged as a second class airman after 12 years of service.
Following his military service, he settled in Denton, Texas, and married his wife of 44 years, Lou Ann Nichols. During their years together, Curtis spent his free time dirt track racing, attending martial arts classes and riding his motorcycle. What first began as helping a friend work on their race car soon blossomed into building and racing his own car known as Daylie's Pop. Next, Curtis found enjoyment attending martial arts classes and often times found himself the oldest in his classes as he advanced. And lastly, he fulfilled his dream of owning a Harley Davidson motorcycle which he rode around the back roads of Denton County.
During his life, Curtis worked as a mechanic and retired from the printing business in 2006. Curtis was a soft spoken man who loved his family and spent most of time attending his daughter's activities and later attending his grandchildren's sporting events and napping with "his boy" Huck.
Curtis was preceded in death by his mother and father, Johnnie and Alma, and two brothers, Charles Dewayne Harmon and Roger Dale Harmon.
He is survived by his wife, Lou Ann Harmon, and his daughter and son-in-law, Tonya and Scotty Taylor. Three sons, Steve Harmon, Scott Harmon and David Gray. His sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Carl Bruening, and his brothers and sister-in-laws, Bobby and Pam Harmon, Johnnie Harmon, Kenney and Debbie Harmon, Ronnie and Dede Harmon, Robena Harmon and Shana Harmon. Six grandchildren, Daylie and Dusty Taylor, Sebastian Harmon, Shawn Gray, Amber Wiginton and Megan Gray, and four great-grandchildren.
A funeral service is planned for Friday, July 28, at 9 a.m. at Mulkey-Bowles-Montgomery Chapel with Brother Scott Jordan officiating. Burial will follow at Indianola Cemetery at 3 p.m.
On line condolences may be made at www.mulkeybowlesmontgomery.com.
Published on July 27, 2017