Robert Frederick Harmon

Robert Frederick Harmon

Passed: January 20, 2024
Charleston, WV

Robert Frederick Harmon

Passed: January 20, 2024
Charleston, WV


Robert Frederick Harmon peacefully received his wings on January 20, 2024. Bobby was born on May 31, 1950, in a little coal camp in Minden, West Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Annabelle (Stone) Fraker; his father, Joseph Lilly Harmon, and his first wife, Sharon Dianne (Short) Harmon.

Bobby was a union painter for 40 years. He was once called “Michelangelo” when he was painting the inside dome of the Capitol and the Governor’s Mansion in Charleston, West Virginia. He worked all over West Virginia and even in the Bahamas. He took his painting seriously and settled for nothing less than a perfect job. He was awarded a certificate for “Painter of the Year.”

He loved his West Virginia Mountaineers, Cincinnati Reds, and the Washington Redskins. In his younger years, he was an avid golfer and spent a lot of time on the course.

Anyone that knew Bobby, knows that he loved his animals. They were considered a part of his family. They are his cats: Zoey, and Baby. His special dogs: Jack and Sassy Mo Kay Elizabeth Harmon – (Bobby named her).

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Teresa Cecil Harmon, and his eight brothers and sisters: Joseph (Rudy) Harmon and wife Kathy of Pendleton, Indiana, Debra (Harmon) Beery and husband Ed of Beckley, West Virginia, Cindy (Harmon) Williams and husband Gary of Beckley, Jean (Harmon) Bailey and husband Don of Piney View, West Virginia, Brian Harmon and wife Carla of Beckley, brother Jack Rike and wife Tracy of Woodbridge, Virginia, Elizabeth JoEllen Harmon of Oakboro, North Carolina, and John Henry Harmon and wife Jennifer of Salisbury, North Carolina. Bobby also leaves behind his daughters, Barbara Ann in Texas, and Kristi Harmon in Charleston, and his stepchildren, Crystal Evans and husband Brandon, Rodney Huffman, Randy Huffman and his wife Ellen, all in Charleston, Robby Huffman and his wife Gina of Dunbar, West Virginia.

Bobby’s family also includes a lot of grandchildren and great-grandchildren that he loved very much, and they were all his pride and joy! There are too many nieces and nephews to name, but he kept up on the activities they were involved in and knew all of them by name.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Oakwood Baptist Church, 855 Oakwood Road, Charleston, West Virginia 25314.

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Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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2 responses to Robert Frederick Harmon

  1. Susan Greene says:

    It’s hard to put into words how we feel about Bobby. He was the best brother in law a girl could ask for. He was a good friend to my husband. He was a good husband to my sister. He was a good dad to my niece and nephews. Our hearts is breaking over the loss my sister and family feels. It gives me comfort to know he is in the arms of our Lord and that he will
    See us again some day. Jesse and I send our heartfelt love and sympathy to his family. I pray for the family that God wraps you into his love at this time. We love you always
    Jesse and Susan Greene

  2. Sending prayers for all of the family. I remember Bob as a cousin and a childhood playmate ❤️

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