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327 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: 304-263-8896
Fax: 304-263-9248
John Harmison

John Harmison

Saturday, September 20th, 1930 Friday, February 21st, 2020

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Obituary for John William Harmison

John William Harmison, Sr., 89, of Martinsburg, passed away, February 21, 2020 under the care of Hospice, Ruby Memorial after a short illness.

Born September 20, 1930, he was the son of the late Harlan Harmison and Lilian Dodson.

John was a veteran of the Korean Conflict proudly serving with the US Army. He earned among his awards a Purple Heart from wounds received from a hand grenade injury. After a long recovery he started working at the Newton D. Baker Medical Center, now the Martinsburg VA Medical Center. He worked there for 35 years until his retirement in 1985. He then had a career with Pinkerton Security Service. In his later years he traveled around the country visiting every state.

John is survived by his sons, John Jr. (Debbie), Michael (Barb), Tracy (Felicia), Terry (Nicole), and Gary (Donna); grandchildren, John III, Niki, Bobbie Jo, Joshua, Lauren, Kaitlyn, Justin Trey, Emilee, Kelsey; Ashley, Katelynn, and Hannah; great grandchildren, Jack, Shade, Javon, Grayson, Embry, Lily, Wyatt, Elizabeth, Heather, Amelia; one great grandchild, and one great-great grandchild on the way. He is survived by siblings, Kathleen Hinkle. Barbara Harmison, and Anna Mae Imbach. He is also survived by his companion for the last several years, Barbara Gray.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Virginia, siblings, Phillip, Edith, Virginia, Leroy, Wendell, Harlan Jr., and Wilson, and one grandchild, Bradley Eric.

John was proud of his military service, having served on the Combined Honor Guard for years. He was also past WV State Commander of the D.A.V. and Order of the Purple Heart.

Family will receive friends Monday, February 24, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the funeral home with Pastor Dave Caplinger officiating.

Military graveside services will be held in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Berkeley County Humane Society 554 Charles Town Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405 or to Hospice of the Panhandle Inpatient Facility 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430

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  • Visitation

    Monday, February 24th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Brown Funeral Home
    327 West King Street
    MARTINSBURG, WV
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    Monday, February 24th, 2020
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Brown Funeral Home
    327 West King Street
    MARTINSBURG, WV
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    Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
    1:00pm
    Officiant
    Pastor Dave Caplinger
  • Interment

    Pleasant View Memory Gardens
    2938 Charles Town Road
    KEARNEYSVILLE, WV
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    Military graveside honors will be held.

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Gyrle Lou Mongan

So sorry about the loss of your father and grandfather. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Gyrle Lou Mongan
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Donna Lightner

Prayers for the family, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in knowing that Mr. Harmison touched many lives and I have sure he is truly missed.

Donna Lightner
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katherine Donovan

My prayers to the family and dear friend to John, Barb Gray. John was such a sweet man, always concerned about everyone else and how they were doing.
He serviced his counrty well, shared his military memories with us all, a true hero in so many ways. God Bless you John.
Katherine Donovan
Berkeley Senior Services
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Sheila Peck

Love and Prayers Tracy, Felicia and the entire family. Blessings, The Pecks
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Lisa O'Connor

John left a lasting impression on my heart the day I brought my first daughter home from City Hospital. It was Feb of 2003 and a blizzard had hit the Northeast. Upon discharge, we were stranded at the hospital-- John came to rescue us in high big dually with chains on the tires. He was a good man.
John was a great friend to our family. He worked with my grandpa at the VA hospital and was a companion to my grandma before she passed. John brought her to Florida to visit with us several times-- they even got to experience Disney! What an incredible man that will forever live on in our hearts.
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