Herbert “Herb” H. Harrah, Sr., age 82, of Johnson City, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011 at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center following an extended illness. A native of Elizabethton he was a son of the late Otis Harrah and the late Mary Souder Fisher. Mr. Harrah was a U.S Navy veteran of the World War II era and a member of the American Legion. He was owner and operator of Ace Refrigeration. Mr. Harrah was a magician, entertaining at local nursing homes and schools. He and his wife were involved in the East Tennessee Christian Clown Association. Mr. Harrah was a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church and the Corvair Club. He enjoyed life and loved to make people laugh. Mr. Harrah was known to be a fun person to know and be around.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his grandmother, Mommie Byrd, Several Half Brothers and Sisters, and special Uncles.
Survivors include his wife Peggy Ferrell Harrah, of the home; one son, Herbert “Herb” Harrah, Jr., Elizabethton; two daughters, Linda Harrah Blevins and husband Terry, Statesville, NC, Shelby “Dinkey” Harrah Malone, Elizabethton; two step-sons, Skip Walker and wife, Judy, Johnson City, Tony Walker, Johnson City; half-sister, Betty; two half brothers, Carroll Fisher, Washington State, and Frances Fisher, Johnson City. Several Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren also survive.
The funeral service for Mr. Harrah will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 5, 2011 in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Lindsay officiating. Music will be provided by Mrs. Mary Lindsay. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. in the East Parlor of the funeral home.
The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 6 from Monte Vista Memorial Park. Military Honors will be presented by the V.F.W Boone Dam Post# 4933. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:40 A.M. to travel in procession to the cemetery Wednesday.