Funeral services for Mr. Charles David “Fuzzy” Harmening will be conducted Monday, November 18, 2013 at 11:00 am at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Black, Jim Stewart and Dick Farrar officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mr. Harmening passed away Friday evening at St. Thomas Hospital West.
He was the son of the late William H. and Nora Myrick Harmening. He is survived by his wife June of 59 years and two daughters B’Lisa King, Heather Dee Puckett and son-in-law Tony, two grandchildren Kyler King and Morgan Puckett all of Hazel Green, AL.
He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Heather Lynn Hatfield and several brothers and sisters.
He spent two years in Europe serving in the infantry during World War II. He participated in three major European campaigns, Ardennes – Battle of the Bulge, Rhineland Crossing, the Rhine River and Central Europe.
While serving his country, he received three Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, and the Distinguished Service Medal.
After being discharged, he enrolled at MTSC where he was a walk on in basketball, playing four years and as captain his junior and senior years. He also lettered in baseball. In 2009, he was inducted into the MTSU Sports Hall of Fame.
After graduating, he coached basketball and football for eight years at Flintville and Central High.
He went in to the life insurance business in 1957 and continued until recently.
He was a member of the Fayetteville Rotary Club for 51 years serving as president and being a Paul Harris Fellow.
Visitation with the family will be Monday from 9 until 11 am at Higgins Funeral Home.
The family would appreciate memorials being sent to Monroe Carrell Children’s Hospital in Nashville, TN or St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN.
from a man of wisdom, in Fuzzy’s words, John, ‘Life is short.’ How true those words are dear friend and many other words you shared. I know your soul is at peace and watching over your family and till you see them soon.
To June and your family we send our deep sympathy. To Coach Harmening I send deep gratitude for teaching me the true meaning of HUSTLE. Coach was was Humorous but humble. He was Understanding but also very useful toward his fellow man. He was Sincere and steady in his dealings with people. He was Trustworthy but most of all he was a teacher. He was Loyal to his family, his friends and his country. He was Energetic and enthusiastic in all his endeavors. So Coach, as a mentor, friend and a fellow soldier–I salute you. Rest well, my friend, rest well.
Dear June and girls; All my memories of “Fuzzy” are good. I never saw him without a big smile and a warm greeting. I am especially proud of him for his service to our nation during WWII. His accomodations are a testament to his courage and character. God bless you all during this difficult time.
Rest in Peach Coach Harmening. Your patience and leadership when you coached our team to victory in 1952-53 made me a believer in myself. Flintville was the smallest school in the region and we won the regional championship in 1953.
I was so sorry to hear about Fuzzy. You know how much I love you both. Its just won’t feel the same knowing he isn’t there with you. He is the kind of man to which all men should aspire. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
June, you know how much I love Fuzzy. He is the kind of man every many should aspire to be. I will miss just knowing he isn’t there with you. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you.
My deepest sympathy to each of you. Keeping all of you in my prayers and thoughts. It was always a pleasure to see Fuzzy at the bank. He will be missed in our community.
Thinking of you all and keeping you in my prayers. The entire Harmening family has been so good to me over the years and Mr. Harmening will be missed by me and by our entire community.
June B Lisa Heather Dee May gods blessing be with you in the loss of your love one You will be in our prayers. Betty Jo. and. Dennie
Blia and Entire Family. The entire Embassy Suites Huntsville Employees and staff is thinking about you all. You all are in our prayers and thoughts. Soory for your loss
Embassy Suites Huntsville Staff
Blisa King and entire family,We are sorry for your loss.God be with you all and you all are in or prayers and thoughts. Please accept our condelences.
Mrs. June, May God be especially close to you and your family at this difficult time. Because He Lives, Love, Amy S. Osteen
June, I am sorry for your loss. I never saw Fuzzy that he was not in a fun loving mood,always had a big smile.
May God comfort you and the family through this time of sorrow.
June may God be with you and your family. I remember Charles as a great indivudal and the great contribution he made to FHS, he was so much fun to be around. I treasure those days. Bill Towry class of 55.
Fuzzy was a good man and a good friend to Hap. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
June and girls – Know that you have so many friends who are thinking about you during this difficult time of loss. Fuzzy was always such a fun-loving person and his warm disposition will be remembered by all who knew him.
Fuzzy will me missed by so many. The Fayetteville Rotary Club has lost a great member. He was a sweet, funny man much loved by family and friends. I cherish my time in Rotary with him.June, please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Thoughts and prayers with your family.
rest in peace. Jean Currey & Clyde Womack
May God be with you through the hurt and heartache of your loss.