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Henson & Rich Funeral Home
414 E. Mound Street
Harlan, KY 40831
Tel: 1-606-573-1362

Glenn Harbin

Born: Fri., Feb. 1, 1946
Died: Sat., Jul. 9, 2016


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Jul. 16, 2016
Location: Henson & Rich Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Jul. 16, 2016
Location: Henson & Rich Funeral Home

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Glenn Edward Harbin was born February 1, 1946 in Harlan, Kentucky to the late Mariah Harbin Twitty and the late Fred E. Latham.  He attended Rosenwald High School and then Harlan High School, where he was amongst the first integrated graduating class. 

Mr. Harbin served in the United States Army, where he served his country in the Vietnam War and received countless medals, including the Purple Heart.  Back home, he attended Kentucky State University and then Kentucky Community and Technical College, where he learned the trades of carpentry, welding and brick masonry.  In the community, he was known as an all-around handyman and was a true blessing to many.  In November 1985, he married the love of his life Shirley Harbin, who he enjoyed 30 beautiful years of marriage.  He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor P.H. Tentman. 

He believed in looking out for his fellow man. He took so many people under his wing, and if you got out of line, it was his pleasure to line you, right back up (smile). It made him happy when he had a hand in helping someone better themselves or in achieving goals that they thought would never be possible. He also enjoyed fishing and talking about how he served his country.

He was a man of wisdom, and he shared that wisdom with all that he came in contact with. He did not believe in giving up. There was no quit in him. He had a laugh that was contagious, and he shared that laugh every chance he got. He will truly be missed.

Mr. Harbin transitioned from this life on Saturday, July 9, 2016 in Harlan, Kentucky.  He was preceded in death by his parents; several his uncle, Ernest Harbin; a very special aunt, Juanita Todd; two sisters, Sylvia Williams and Charlene Latham; and a countless number of other family members and friends that he held dear to his heart.

He leaves to cherish his memories a devoted wife, Shirley Harbin, who came with four loving children: Myra (Thomas) Dunson of Harlan, Judy Dunson and Anthony (Vanessa) Span of Morristown, TN, and Samuel Span of Harlan, KY; four brothers: Douglas (Mary) Twitty of Lexington, KY, John Christopher Latham, Frank Latham and Emmanuel Bynum, all of Cincinnati, OH; two sisters: Tammy Latham and Katherine Latham, both of Cincinnati, OH; ten grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life  Service will be held on Saturday, July 16th at 1o’clock at Henson & Rich Funeral Home with Bishop Anthony Span. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery at Keith, Kentucky with Military Burial Honors by Harlan Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends from 11AM – 1PM Saturday at the funeral home.

Henson & Rich Funeral Home has the honor of serving the Harbin Family.   

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Blanche Long-Edwards
   Posted Tue July 12, 2016
To Shirley and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Glenn. He will be missed. When coming to Harlan stopping by the house, He could always may you laugh.
May God bless and keep you. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Take care,
Love Blanche & The Long Family

Blanche Long-Edwards
   Posted Tue July 12, 2016

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Blanche Long- Edwards.

Shirley & Family, I am so sorry about the passing of Glenn. He will truly be missed. Blanche & The Long Family

Janie Ayers
   Posted Tue July 12, 2016
Aunt Shirley you are in my prayers. May God bless you and the family during this difficult time.

James Franklin Mills
   Posted Thu July 14, 2016
Glenn will really be missed by me,we together shared a Friendship that only him and I had.
We both were Combat Veterans of the Vietnam Conflict,and we often discussed it Hours at a Time.As a Brother of Combat Arms, " No Task was to Difficult,no Job was to Great". In closing I can say Glenn, you surely was a Friend........Sarge.

Lisa Kyle & Family
   Posted Thu July 14, 2016
Sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to u Granny Shirley and your family. Luv u with all my heart.

Heather, Brady, And Jazmine Woodard
   Posted Fri July 15, 2016
So sorry for your loss, Mr. Glenn was a good man. Along with he was the uncle to Brady and Jazmine Woodard, Frank Latham's children. Every time he saw them he was always so kind, and always speaking. So sorry for your loss.