John Harmonson, 81, of Corpus Christi died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 at his home after an illness.

He was born July 16, 1927 in Justin to Jack Alvin and Mae Henderson Harmonson. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a geophysicist. Harmonson was a member of Calallen Baptist Church, River Hills Country Club and was a former member of the Geological Society.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Lloyd A. Harmonson.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Doris Harmonson of Corpus Christi; his daughter, Sally Tausend of Nashville, Tenn.; his son, Robert F. Harmonson of Radcliff, Ken.; three granddaughters, Abby Tausend, Jaime Tausend and Tansa Harmonson.

Memorial services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, in the Calallen Baptist Church with Bro. Jack Willoughby officiating.

In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to make contributions to Calallen Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 13505 IH 37 Access Road, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home