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Thomas Preston Harbin

Thomas Preston Harbin

April 29, 2012

Thomas Preston Harbin, 76, Russellville, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012, at his residence.

He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Ft. Knox, Ky. He then returned to his home of Franklin County where he lived the remainder of his life. He was a deacon of Macedonia Baptist Church. He was the Vice Chairman of the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District Board. He was former Regional Vice President of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association and former president of the Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association.

He was a member of the Northwest Alabama Livestock Board, former member of Franklin County Co-Op Board, member of the Newburg Masonic Lodge. He was retired from Ford Motor Company, Sheffield Plant, and a 40-year member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #377.

He also served as Executive Director of the Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association. In 2003, he was named the Franklin County Farm City Cattleman of the year. He also served as Franklin County pollster at Newburg Masonic Lodge.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 11 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church with Bro. Eddie Wix and Bro. Jerome Sherrill officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m.

Survivors include children, Donna Pace and husband, Roy, Jeff Harbin and wife, Jana, and Sharon Harbin Andress; Jane Harbin, mother of his children, all of Russellville; sisters, Deloris Gaston, Mt. Hope, Linda Crawford, Muscle Shoals; brothers, Hugh Ray Harbin, Russellville, William Harbin, Priceville, Steve Harbin, Russellville, Danny Harbin, Trinity; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Pace, Orland Britnell, Aaron Harbin, Josh Harbin, Jack Hargett and Billy Joe Wimberly. Honorary bearers will be the Franklin County Cattlemen’s Executive Board members.

He was preceded in death by parents, Wilmer and Eva Harbin.

Donations may be made to Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship Fund.