Charles Monroe Thomas Harmon, 78

Charles Monroe Thomas Harmon, 78, a man of conviction and faith, dedicated to his wife, children and grandchildren, passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 11, 2016. He was born Feb. 8, 1938, in Frankford, Del., to the late Preston Sylvester Harmon and Catherine E. Andrews Harmon.

Harmon attended William C. Jason High School. Following high school, Harmon served in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of technical sergeant. He returned home to his wife, to raise three children, and retired as a technician at General Foods. He was born again in September of 1996 and later became an ordained deacon in his beloved church, Trinity Faith Christian Center in Lewes, Del.

Harmon was a very loving husband, father and grandfather, dedicated to his family. He loved fast cars, and enjoyed the drag races and detailing cars.

Harmon was preceded in death by his brothers John Andrews, and Preston Harmon and his wife, Thelma, and a grandson, Gregory Showell II. He is survived by his wife, Laverne Atkins Harmon; three children, Jacqueline Harmon Purnell and her husband, William, of Woodbridge, Va., Janet L. Showell and her husband, Gregory, of Frankford, Del., and Kevin T. Harmon and his wife, Hillary, of Frankford; his mother, Catherine Harmon; five siblings, Hester Harmon of Millsboro, Del., Sherry Hailey of Dagsboro, Del., Dale Harmon of Newark, Del., Terry Harmon and his wife, Judy, of Frankford, and Anthony Harmon and his wife, Roslyn, of Frankford; a sister-in-law, Gloria Andrews; a brother-in-law, Harvey Atkins; five grandchildren, Byron, Janelle, Shawntelle, Kevon and Kemeah; four great-grandchildren, Rashad, Jaela, Byron Jr. and Raegan; a host of nieces, nephews and extended family members; and many friends.

A funeral service and celebration of Harmon’s life were scheduled for Nov. 19, 2016, at Trinity Faith Christian Center, Lewes, Del., officiated by Bishop Arthur D. Jones Jr. Interment was to follow Nov 21, 2016, at the Delaware Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro, Del., with the conferring of military honors. Condolences may be sent online at