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Richard Benjamin Harmon

May 14, 1947 ~ March 14, 2021 (age 73)


Richard Benjamin Harmon, 73, affectionately known by many as “Rick” passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at Memorial Health University in Savannah after a lengthy illness.

A resident of Savannah for over forty-five years, Rick was born on May 14, 1947 in Hartford, Connecticut to the late Benjamin Valentine Harmon and Lorraine Poisson Harmon.  He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict where he worked as a medic.  Later, when Rick was stationed at Fort Stewart, he met and married the love of his life.  The two relocated to Savannah shortly after exchanging vows and Rick continued his career in healthcare;  first, working at the Healthcare Clinic on Hunter Army Airfield and later working for Memorial Health University Medical Center and Charter Broad Oaks Hospital.  Rick enjoyed cars and was a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge, Roger Lacy # 722.  He also loved learning and was fluent in several different languages.

In addition to his parents, his son, Scott Bryan Harmon, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of forty-seven years, Lawrenna Powell Harmon of Savannah; daughters, Brandy Harmon of Jesup and Christina Carruth and husband, Clayton of Decatur; granddaughter, Cadence Carruth of Decatur and cousin who was much more like a sister, Cathy P. Pisarcik of Washington.   A host of extended family members also survive.

Private memorial services and interment will take place at a later date in Jesup City Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or

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