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Thomas Doyle Harbin

October 22, 1919 ~ November 19, 2018 (age 99)

Name: Thomas Doyle Harbin 
Age: 99
Address: Mount Olive, IL
Died: Monday, November 19, 2018,   Place: at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, IL
Born: October 22, 1919  Place: Berry, Alabama
Father: the late:  Benjamin David Harbin
Mother: the late:  Emma Nelson Harbin
Spouse:  His first marriage was  to Evelyn Hopke On November 27, 1964 in Carmel, California, she died in March, 2002.  His second marriage was to Mildred  Eleanor Hatfield Howell  and she died on February 7, 2012
Schooling:   he attended schools in Blythville, Arkansas.
Church:  He was of the Baptist Faith.
Military:  Served as a Private 1/c in the United States Army World War II.  Fought in the battles of Tunisan, Rome-Arno and No Appennines on the African European Front.,  he received the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal with 3 Bronze Battle Stars // Good Conduct Medal with 3 Overseas Service Stars.
Occupation: Electrical Inspector for Verizon in Redwood City, California retiring in 1982.
Interests: An Artist, Loved pencil drawings // Played guitar, banjo and fiddle // Loved building things.

Survivors: 2 Sons, Phillip (Som) Harbin of O'Fallon, IL //  Mike Harbin of Mt. Olive, IL //2 Daughters, Terri (Steve) Pinkston of Hamel, IL //  Carla Harbin of Jerseyville, IL //  Two Stepsons, Carl "Skip" Howell, Lee Howell // 6 Grandchildren // 4 Step-Grandchildren // 12 Great-Grandchildren

Preceded in Death: Parents, Benjamin David & Emma Nelson Harbin // Wife, Evelyn  2nd Wife  Mildren Eleanor Hatfield // 2 Brothers, Dewey & Louis Harbin,  3 Sisters, Willamay Lindenny // Ruby Sweat // Jesse Lambert.

Graveside Service and Burial:  Jefferson Barracks National  Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, 10:30 a.m.  Tuesday, November 27, 2018.  
He will be buried in a double urn vault with his wife Mildred and will receive full Military Honors.
Clergy:    LTC Chaplain Richard Tudor
Memorials:   Mt. Olive Sports Boosters c/o Becker & Son Funeral Home 221 South Poplar Street Mt. Olive, Illinois 62069
Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, IL is in charge of arrangements.


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