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SGT. HARMON TYNER U.S. Army, Retired Harmon David Tyner, 76, of Las Vegas, passed away peacefully, June 29, 2009, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born July 18, 1932, in Hope, Ark., and was a 35-year resident of Las Vegas. Harmon was a retired sergeant with the U.S. Army, specializing in ballistic missiles. He enlisted February 1953 and after 21 years of seeing the world and raising a family, he completed his military career to retire in Las Vegas in 1974. He worked at the Jolly Trolly Casino on Sahara Ave. and Las Vegas Blvd. as a dealer. He then went on to Las Palmas Apartments as a security officer. Harmon ended his career in security after 12 years with U.M.C. Hospital. Harmon had a passion about eating good food with good people, black-eyed peas and cornbread were his favorites. He loved to go play at the casinos and always took advantage of inviting friends and family to meals. Harmon could tell a great story about his childhood on the farm and his Army life. He will always be remembered for his generosity and his heart of gold. Harmon was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline Stone; and son, Billy Ray Tyner. Harmon was the beloved husband of Barbara Tyner; and the dear father of three children, Mary Ann Martin and husband, Mack, James Alan Tyner and wife, Melissa and Janet Sue Kernea and husband, Don. He loved his four grandchildren, Brian and Jayson, Amanda and Christina; and one great-grandchild, Hailey. Harmon gave the precious gift of donating his body to the Medical Education and Research Institute of Nevada (MERIN). Burial is pending at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, in Boulder City.
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