He was a Veteran of th Korean War serving in the U.S. Navy until 1956 when he started his career in the finance field from which he retired in 1993.
Joe resided in Louisville, Ky, Anderson, IN and Palmyra, IN before retiring to Russell Springs on 2007.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Vernon D. Harbison.
Joe is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Elizabeth "Liz" Harbison,
children: Gregg W. (Sara) Harbison, Louisville, Ky., Todd R. Harbison, Muncie, IN., Denajo Harbison, Anderson, IN. Cami Lee Harbison, New Albany, IN
3 grandchildren--2 great grandchildren
2 brothers: James (Donna) Harbison, Louisville, Ky and Robert (Mary Jane) Harbison, Louisville, Ky
sister-in-law: Jeanetta Harbison
3 nephews and 4 neices
Joe is a member of the Russell Springs Christian Church.
A memorial service will be held 2 PM. Sunday, JUly 26, 2015 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carroll Egnew and Bro. Tony Stephens officiating.
Visitation after 11 AM. Sunday.
The family requests memorials to Russell Springs Christian Church, Hospice of Lake Cumberland or American Cancer Society. These can be made at the funeral home.
Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs in charge of arrangements.