Harold Wayne Haddon, 92, of Brazil, passed away November 2, 2016 at Wyndmoor Retirement Community in Terre Haute where he had been a resident for the past eleven months.
He was born July 10, 1924 in Clay County, the son of the late Marion C. and Gladys (Boyd) Haddon. Harold graduated from Brazil High School in 1942. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. During his military stint, he spent the majority of his time in France. He was a Military Police Escort Guard and assisted in the transportation of prisoners across the Atlantic Ocean four different times. Harold worked at Westinghouse Electric in Pennsylvania before he was drafted into the military. Following his service, he started his apprenticeship to be a Union Brick Mason and was a brick layer for 40 years. After his retirement, he enjoyed woodworking as a hobby for over 30 years. Today, many citizens of the county enjoy Harold’s craftsmanship of brick laying and woodworking. In the later portion of his life, Harold was invited to attend the Honor Flight to Washington D.C., where he was honored with many other World War II veterans for their service.
Harold was a member of McKinley Hill Church of Christ, Brick Layers Union Local 4, Masonic Lodge 541, and American Legion Post 2. His hobbies included being an avid hunter and fisherman.
Harold was preceded in death by his wives, Delores (Meyers) Haddon, Patricia (Lynch) Haddon, and Frieda (Krampe) Haddon; grandson, Clint Mercer; sister, Shirley Kay Reberger and her husband, George and their son, Dale.
He is survived by his children, Debra Brannan (Donald) of Brazil, Suzanne Wefler (Mark) of Hartsel, CO, John Haddon (Terri) of Brazil; grandchildren, Amber Brannan Orman of Tampa, FL, Stephen Brannan (Sara) of Columbia, SC, Autumn Mercer of Racine, WI, Ted Mercer (Nikki) of Brazil, IN, Allie Ault (Jeff) of Indianapolis, IN; great grandchildren, Madilyn Brannan, Justin Mercer, Mercedes Mercer and Reese Egerson, Lexus and Braxton Mercer; nieces, Kelly Swearingen and Jill Smith and extended family and friends.
Services will be Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 11am at French Funeral Home with Brother Brook Reinoehl officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the United States Army, American Legion Post 2 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1127. Visitation will be Friday at 4pm until 8pm and Saturday at 10am until time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to S.O.S., 100 N Forest Ave, Brazil, IN 47834, or McKinley Hill Church of Christ, 10700 N County Rd 300 E, Brazil, IN 47834.