Thomas Marlon “Tom” Harmon, 76, Richmond, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at his residence.

Tom was born Nov. 10, 1942, in North Kansas City, the son of Willis R. and Wilma Clastine (Malott) Harmon. He was united in marriage to his wife, Wynema, of Richmond, Dec. 28, 2011. She survives of the home.

Tom graduated from Liberty High School. After high school, he served in the U. S. Army. After serving his country, Tom worked for 30 years for Ford Motor Co. and retired as a welding inspector. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Union Local 249. Tom also served one term as Ray County sheriff in the 1980s.

Tom was a Mason, a Shriner and a member of the Ray County Veterans. Tom loved fishing and hunting. He and his wife loved to travel together on his Harley- Davidson.Tom was a loving and kind man and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Additional survivors include three sons, Kevin Harmon and Steve Harmon, both of Richmond; and Travis (Tammy) Rogers of Liberty; three grandchildren, Thomas (Kira Douglas) Harmon, Nick Harmon and Brayden Rogers; three great-grandchildren, Delilah, Ellie and Kholi; one brother, Melvin (Shirley) Harmon of Fleming; and one sister-in-law, Veronica Rimmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marsha McKay.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the local animal shelter of the donor’s choice, in memory of Tom. They can be left at or mailed to Thurman Funeral Home, 507 E. Main St. - P.O. Box 190, Richmond, MO 64085.

A celebration of life will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 1, 2019, at the Ray County Veteran’s building in Richmond. Inurnment will be at a later date, by the family. Online condolences may be left at

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