Oklas James “O.J.” Harold Sr. 82, of Franklin, IN passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Otterbein Franklin Seniorlife Community. He was born May 5, 1936 in Patrick County, Virginia to Fogle and Vergie (Bowman) Harold. He was a United States Veteran of the United States Air Force.
He had been employed by Flat Rock School System in Hope, IN for several years in the maintenance department. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing, and watching college basketball, especially North Carolina teams.
Survivors include his daughter Chandy Wilcoxon (David) of Trafalgar, IN; four grandchildren Brandon Hannebaum of Franklin, IN, Melissa Brown of Trafalgar, IN, Travis J. Harold (Jackie) of Greenwood, IN, and Derrick B. Harold of Greenwood, IN; five great-grandchildren Kaylie Demaree, Whitney Hannebaum, Taylor Hannebaum, Brayden Hannebaum, and Carter Harold, a daughter-in-law Debbie J. (Gammon) Harold of Greenwood, IN; his former spouse Carol K. (Kendrick) Harold of Franklin, IN; and a brother Dennis Harold (Bev) of Nashville, TN.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his son Oklas James “Okie” “O.J.” Harold Jr. on June 7, 2018 and his brother Mangle Harold and sister Ruby Scheetz.
The Reverend Thomas Knight will conduct a service on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 4PM at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN, where friends may call from 1PM Sunday till service time. Military honors conducted by the United States Air Force will follow the service. Friends may call also on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 11-1PM at the Moody Funeral Home, 206 West Pine Street, in Mount Airy, North Carolina with a graveside to follow at Harold Cemetery in Ararat, Virginia. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Johnson County 3827 North Graham Road Franklin, IN, 46131 or at www.hsjc.org or Main Street Hospice, 10 Highland Avenue, Franklin, IN, 46131. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com. Information at 317-738-0202.