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 William David Harmon

William David Harmon

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Death 18 Oct 1989 (aged 66)
Burial Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 11735 · View Source
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Outstanding athletic and businessman. Was the playmaking guard for the 1941 Indiana High School state basketball team, Washington High School's "Hatchets" of Hall of Fame Coach Marion Crawley. He later played minor league baseball and subsequently founded Harmon Construction, one of the most successful African-American businesses in the state of Indiana. A younger brother, Charles B. "Chuck" Harmon, was a teammate of his on the 1941 State Champions and who later became the first African-American player on the Cincinnati Reds. His son, Billy, was an Indiana All-Star who later played in the NCAA Final Four for the University of Louisville and who succeeded his father as president of Harmon Construction. His grandson, Willie, also became one of the top high school basketball players in Indiana.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 14 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11735
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William David Harmon (21 Dec 1922–18 Oct 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11735, citing Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .