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Cleo G. Harford

Cleo G. Harford, 91, passed away on March 13, 2018. Cleo was born February 28, 1927 at CAMP Slab, West Virginia, to Lester Bryan and Ada Ethel (Coldiron) Harford. He married Sally Ruth (Moore) in Clarksburg, Indiana on July 8, 1951 and she preceded him in death on December 27, 2011.

Mr. Harford retired from the U.S. Army after 22½ years of service from July 1945-December 1967. He served three tours of duty in Europe (1945-1948, 1954-1957, 1960-1964), one tour in Korea 1951-1952 and one tour in Vietnam 1965-1966. He retired December 1967 with the rank 1st Sgt E-8.

He was employed at Ford Electronics Refrigeration Corporation (FERCO), later changed to Visteon, in Connersville, retiring in 1989 after 22½ years, as a manufacturing production superintendent. He was a very active member of Clarksburg Christian Church, a member of American Legion post #129, and a life member Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2695.

He is survived by two sons, Thomas (Rhonda) Harford of Tucson, Arizona and George (Cheryl) Harford of Greensburg, Indiana; two daughters, Mercia Ann (Olney) Hatton of Derby, Kansas and Paula Jean (Ahmad) Rahmanian of Carlsbad, California; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother and four sisters.

Visitation will be at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, 110 E. North Street Greensburg, on Monday, March 19 from 4 pm-8 pm. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, March 20 at 10 am, at the funeral home, conducted by Rev. Jerran Jackson. Burial will follow at the Clarksburg Cemetery with Military Funeral Honors conducted by the U.S. Army and VFW.

Memorial contributions may be made to Clarksburg Christian Church or Church Supported Ministries. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.