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.