Kenneth Don Harmon (Butch) was born in Dayton, Ohio on May 21, 1948 to Alvernia and Henry Harmon. He was married to Joy (Billups) Harmon for 31 years and was blessed with a son Zachary Andrew Billups Harmon. Kenneth was also a loving father to Patrice Michelle Harmon, and Kenneth Don Harmon II, his devoted children from his previous marriage.
Kenneth attended Dayton Public Schools from elementary through high school, graduating from Nettie Lee Roth High School in 1966. He graduated from Central State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business.
Kenneth worked in the Dayton Public schools before becoming employed at Metropolitan Life Insurance as an Underwriter. He retired from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company after several years as a Senior Underwriter.
Kenneth pledged Omega Psi Phi with his brother Dale Harmon (deceased). Kenneth was a faithful and proud member of his fraternity. His many friendships from this brotherhood endured throughout his lifetime. His warm smile and caring personality made him popular among his brothers and all who knew him.
Kenneth was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed watching basketball and football games with family and friends. He was an unwavering fan of his beloved Cleveland Browns and his championship Golden State Warriors. Kenneth never missed a game of his Ohio State Buckeyes. Another of his favorite pastimes was playing and listening to “The Temptations” music, and then, playing more “Temptations” music.
Kenneth was predeceased by his parents, Alvernia (Dominick) Harmon, and Henry Don Harmon and his brother Dale Andrew Harmon. He is survived by his loving wife, Joy (Billups) Harmon and three children, Zachary Andrew Billups Harmon, Patrice Michelle Harmon, and Kenneth Don Harmon II. He also leaves to cherish his memory his nephew McKenzie Phillip Harmon (and Myeshia, his loving wife) and his beloved cousin Kay Daniels (and loving husband Kenny). His cousins include Deborah (deceased), Pamela, Richard, Gino Dominick, the Smith Family (Roberta Lee Smith) and loving cousin Rosalee Bradley. Also, to cherish his memory is a loving friend, Rosemary Gregory Harmon.
Kenneth will be fondly remembered and sorely missed by many other relatives and friends.
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