Judiciary Remembers, Honors Chancellor Harmon of Hardin County

September 16, 2013

Chancellor Ron E. Harmon of the 24th Judicial District passed away Saturday, September 14 following a long illness.

"All within the judicial branch of government mourn the death of Chancellor Ron Harmon of Hardin County,” said Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary R. Wade. “A kind and gracious man, who fought his long-term illness with dignity and courage, Chancellor Harmon reflected during his lifetime all that is good in the trial judiciary. Most importantly, I, like many others in this profession, will miss a dear and valued friend. On behalf of my colleagues, I extend my most sincere sympathies to his family, his friends, and his community."

Chancellor Harmon served the 24th Judicial District, which covers Benton, Carroll, Decatur, Hardin and Henry counties.

“Ron Harmon will be remembered for being a fine jurist and even finer person,” said Judge Creed McGinley, presiding judge in the 24th District. “He was widely known for his quick wit, keen mind and common sense. He was equally comfortable in a judge's robe or a welding mask; overalls or tuxedo. He will be missed by all!”

Visitation is planned for 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, September 18 at the Hardin County Courthouse, 465 Main Street, Savannah, TN 37327. A memorial service is planned for 5:30 p.m., Sept. 18 at the courthouse.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Hardin County Children's Fund at SunTrust Bank, 275 Main Street, Savannah, TN 38372.

Arrangements are being handled by Shackelford Funeral Home in Savannah, TN. The phone number is (731) 925-4444.

Chancellor Ron E. Harmon died September 14, 2013.