Francis Richard Harman, 89, Peachtree City, Ga., Died Monday, Dec. 22, 201, after a long illness.
Francis was born on July 20, 1925, on a farm north of Hays to William and Eva (Balls) Harman.
He married Eudora R. Cordell on Aug. 29, 1948. He attended school in Hays, graduating from Fort Hays State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1949. He was employed by Western Auto for 34 years in Kansas City, Kan., Wichita and Meridian, Miss. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II as an Army Ranger. His service included landing on the beaches of Normandy and continued with behind-the-front activities concluding with his participation in the release of prisoners at the Buchen Wald Germany concentration camp.
Survivors include his wife; two children, Gregory Harman and wife, Karen, Wichita, and Paula Cocos and husband, Richard, Fayetteville, Ga.; four grandchildren, Blakely Harman Smith (Jeremy), Cara Cocos Sugrue (Dennis), Becky Cocos Shaver (Chris) and John Cocos (Sarah); three great-grandchildren, Paige Ann Shaver, Emery Scott Shaver and Wade Michael Cocos; and a sister, Henrietta Jacobs, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 3 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Fayetteville, Ga.
Memorials are suggested to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 257 Hwy. 314, Fayetteville, GA 30214.