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John Wesley Harpold, Jr.

January 13, 1923 - October 2, 2019

In keeping with John’s wishes, private services will be held.

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Posted by:
Kesling family

Posted on:
October 13, 2019

Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. The Kesling’s Keith, Allison, Ben and Jordanna

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Brenda Johnson Thompson

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October 8, 2019

Dear Kurt and all your family, I send my deepest sympathy and sincerest heartfelt love to all of you in your time of grief. Your dad was one fantastic man who lead a life to be extremely proud of I'm sure. You were fortunate to have him with you so long. May God bless you, comfort you and fill with you will love and peace. My heart and thoughts are with you always. Sincerely, Brenda Johnson Thompson

Posted by:
Ron Williams II

Posted on:
October 8, 2019

Guys I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was great to be around, which is where you got it from!

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Marjory Reeder

Posted on:
October 5, 2019

This is Marjory's daughter, Paula. When I asked my Mom what message she wanted to share with John's family, she was immediately reminded of his annual Christmas phone calls. Mom is related to John through marriage, and her husband was Bernard Reeder. As they got a bit older, Christmas cards had become a bit of a bother to both of them. Instead, John would phone her up every Christmas season to chat and have a bit of a laugh. His jovial and warm voice always made her day. Afterwards she would frequently reminisce about knowing him, and the entire Harpold family, in her younger years. We are both sad at his loss to the world, and joyful at remembering his loving personality. Rest in Peace, John, and comfort to your family.

Posted by:
John N. Gorby

Posted on:
October 5, 2019

Kurt and Randy, my sincere condolences to both of you and your family regarding the passing of your dad. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I never had an opportunity to meet your father, but from everything I have ever heard, he was a wonderful person and an absolutely awesome mechanic. Again, I extend my deepest sympathy to your entire family during this most difficult of times.

Posted by:
Kay Martin

Posted on:
October 4, 2019

I’m so sorry to hear of Mr. Harpold’s passing. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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Gary and Aniela Lake

Posted on:
October 4, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of John. Our family has known him and the Harpold family for well over 50 years thru 3 generations starting with our dads thru the grandchildren. He was truly an inspiring individual plus a great mechanic. He will be missed by everyone he touched throughout his life. Gary and Aniela Lake

Posted by:
Adam West

Posted on:
October 3, 2019

Our condolences on the passing of Mr. Harpold. My family and I moved in next door to Mr. Harpold in 2006. We could not have asked for better next door neighbors. He was an amazing man; kind and generous to us and our children. He was full of knowledge. I always referred to him as my project manager for all of my outdoor projects providing tips and input for anything I needed. He was a such a generous and kind person. He was amazing in his devotion and dedication caring for Marian. After we moved we still thought of him often, nothing but fond memories. He will be missed.

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Linda Berry Kirby

Posted on:
October 3, 2019

So sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a great guy and a wonderful neighbor to Carrie and Stu Waters. I can remember many times my mother,Jo Berry, would stop by his garage with her car and tell him, "Just fix it." So sorry for your loss.

Posted by:
drew tate

Posted on:
October 3, 2019

condolences from Drew Tate and family

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Bob McGee

Posted on:
October 3, 2019

My condolences to Johnny, Randy, and Kurt Harpold and their families at the loss of their Father. I know he will be missed by all. I considered John a very close friend of mine. He helped me build a 53 Ford into one of the finest cars I ever owned. He was the finest mechanic I have known, and a great human as well. He was always good for a laugh, even when he was busy at work on someone's automobile. I shared several trips to the dragstrip in Hagerstown, MD with him in his 46 Willy's Jeepster with the Hemi engine w/6 carbs on it. He was a wonderful person. I feel blessed to have even known John. R.I.P my friend. You will be missed.

Posted by:
Tom Wetzel

Posted on:
October 3, 2019

My fondest memory of Johnny Harpold; I couldn't have been more than 10/11 years old riding my bike by his shop.I stopped when i heard the banging near the door. Mr Harpold what are you doing? As he was swinging a ball peen hammer on to a valve cover, he looks up and says" 3/4 cam would let the rockers move" . As years passed I learned what he was doing. That old Studebaker was a winner many times with that Hemi in it.

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Rebecca Puckett (CVS,Foodland)

Posted on:
October 3, 2019

My condolences to John and Randy. I will really miss your dad coming through the drive through at CVS. I’ve been acquainted with John since Marian was alive. I know where randy got his sense of humor. Again please accept my sympathy at this difficult time

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Nathan Scott N2SV

Posted on:
October 3, 2019

Johns gonna be missed in the ham radio world he was always a regular on my nets on the Parsons 145.370 machine and a few of my nets I had on the Elkins 146.745 machine he was heard on many of nets john you will be missed final 73s to ya and thoughts and prayers to your family

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Paul J Howe

Posted on:
October 3, 2019

My condolences to John's sons and their families. I always enjoyed John and our late night talks on the radio. I learned quite a few things from him over the years. One of my favorites was when I was returning from Pittsburgh on I-79 and the engine warning light went on. This was years ago when it was something new. I asked John what I should do about it since I was on the road. His answer was, "ignore it. It will go off in another 40 miles". And it did. John and I were trying to learn the Morse Code to upgrade our Amateur Licenses. John's strategy was to keep taking the test every time it was given until he passed it. He did eventually and I enjoyed listening to his stories of personal growth as he kept getting closer and closer to passing. I liked him immensely and frequently asked about him. I miss him already.

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Howard Hathaway Jr

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October 2, 2019

My thoughts and prayers to the family of Mr. John Harpold. I knew John and his wife Marian very well, but many years ago. I was in the Insurance business and John kept my cars running all over the eastern states. He was a great mechanic. In almost 30 years we never had a cross word between us. He was a great man and after reading the obituary he was a better man than I knew him to be. I could go on and on but I will close with what a great man he was.

Posted by:
Heather and John Williams

Posted on:
October 2, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. With Deepest sympathy, John and Heather Williams Xcel Service and Repair (Stonewood)

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