Eddie Harmon Jr.

September 11, 2018

Eddie Harmon Jr., 58, of University Park, passed away Sept. 3, 2018, at his home.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Lax Mortuary in Kankakee. An additional time for visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, until the 11 a.m. funeral services at House of God Church, 10555 S. Emerald Ave., Chicago. Elder Eddie Harmon III will officiate. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in Mound Grove Gardens of Memory, Kankakee.

Eddie Harmon Jr. was born Oct. 11, 1959, in Chicago, the second of five children born to Eddie Harmon Sr. and Ola Mae Brooks Harmon.

He was a lifelong member of House of God Church, Chicago. He graduated from Corliss High School and furthered his studies at Olive-Harvey College and Chicago State University.

Eddie was employed by Sherwin-Williams. He was united in holy matrimony to the former Joyce Calvin on Sept. 12, 2013.

He loved music and was a talented self-taught bass guitar player. With his bass guitar purchase from Montgomery Ward, he taught himself how to play in two days’ time and was ready to go on the road. He played with Calvin Cook and for other notables in the Chicago area. He also enjoyed traveling and loved his family.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Joyce Calvin-Harmon, of University Park; four sons and daughters-in-law, Dante and Stephanie Harmon, of Atlanta, Ga., Enrico and Estrelitta Harmon, of Chicago, Eddie and Tiffany Harmon III, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Marshonn and Tamela Calvin, of Memphis, Tenn.; five daughters and three sons-in-law, Detra Nicole and Gilbert Evans, of Florida, Brittany and Ryan Seaton, of Carbondale, Makeyla and Dinisio Richardson, of Kankakee, Metrice Calvin, of Bourbonnais, and Mickalaia Calvin-King, of Kankakee; his parents, Eddie and Ola Mae Harmon Sr., of Chicago; one brother and sister-in-law, Rodney and Sharon Harmon, of Chicago; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorrie Ann and Gregory Adams, of Hazel Crest, and Denise and Edgar Hobbs, of Phoenix, Ariz.; his mother-in-law, Ruthie Calvin, of Kankakee; a sister-in-law, Crystal Harmon, of Chicago; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were a brother, Anthony Harmon; and his grandmother, Ora Brooks.

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