Harmon Fansler Jr.

Harmon W. Fansler Jr., 87, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at University Hospital in Columbia.

He was born Dec. 8, 1924, near Karval, Colo., son of Harmon W. and Grace Huff Fansler. He and June Kiser were married in 1950.

He lived in Houston from 1997 to 2007 and was active in the Houston Senior Center, where he enjoyed playing pool. He also was an avid bowler. He had a deep and abiding faith in God and worshipped at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Houston.

Survivors include his wife, June; six children, Debbie McWhirter of Ingleside, Texas, Letha Albright and Kathy Fansler of Columbia, Pam Fansler of Pueblo, Colo., Harmon Fansler of Long Beach, Calif., and Kevin Fansler of Seattle, Wash.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marie Brown of Clackamas, Ore.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the mission fund at the Evangelical Free Church in Columbia or the Columbia Area Senior Center.

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