Elmer Estel Harmon, 95, of Duncan, Okla., died Saturday, February 26, 2011, in Weatherford, Texas. He was born November 18, 1915, in Pooleville, Okla., to Leonard Issac Harmon and Mary Susan Elizabeth (Gounah) Harmon.

 


Elmer Estel Harmon, 95, of Duncan, Okla., died Saturday, February 26, 2011, in Weatherford, Texas. He was born November 18, 1915, in Pooleville, Okla., to Leonard Issac Harmon and Mary Susan Elizabeth (Gounah) Harmon.

 

He graduated from Fox High School. Mr. Harmon was a Christian and a longtime, faithful member of First Baptist Church, Duncan, Okla. He served in World War II in the Merchant Marines for the period 1943-1946. He worked in the oil fields east of Duncan most of his life and founded and worked for Harmon Oil Well Service Company from 1953 until retirement. He enjoyed hunting, fishing in quiet local lakes and took up golf in his retirement years. He lived a long, healthy and contented life in his beloved Oklahoma.

 

Mr. Harmon was preceded in death by his first wife, Vala Gentry Harmon; a brother, Emmett Harmon; a sister, Ruby Benson; an infant son, Leonard Earl Harmon; and a grandson, John Brook Babcock.

 

He is survived by his wife, Omedia Allen Bumpass Harmon; her children, Lyndon Allen and Franza Schrader and their families; his daughter, Grace Elizabeth Harmon Babcock and husband, Buddy Babcock of Fayetteville, Ark., and Angela Ruth Harmon Wilson of Aledo, Texas; grandchildren, Robert and Benjamin Babcock, Christopher, Micah, Robert, Rachel and Noah Wilson and Grace Boyd; one great-grandson, Bobby Babcock III; a sister-in-law, Mary Harmon; one niece; and two nephews.

 

Funeral services will be at First Baptist Church in Duncan at 10 a.m. today.

 

Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Services are under the direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Home in Duncan.