Willard

May 8, 1931 ~ July 11, 2021

Born in: Glasgow, Kentucky
Resided in: Sedona, Arizona

Willard C. Harlow, Jr. (“WC or Junior”) age 90 died at his home in Sedona, AZ on July 11, 2021 with his wife Carole by his side. He was born to Willard C. Harlow Sr. and Pauline V. (McGlocklin) Harlow on May 8, 1931, grew up in Glasgow, KY and graduated from Temple Hill High School in 1949. He served in the United States Navy 1951-1954 as radio technician before settling in Fort Wayne, IN where he worked for Magnavox. Later he worked for Hewlett-Packard as Human Resources Manager in both Arlington Heights, IL and Palo Alto, CA where he retired after 28 years with the company.
Survivors include wife Carole (Lombard) Harlow, three children Michael, Diane, and Marc Harlow (Kim), two step-children Mary Kurey (Peter) and Angelo Lombardi. Beloved grandchildren include Dawn Harlow, Mike Harlow, Karissa Harlow and Felicia Ortiz; as well as five great grandchildren Grant, Grace and Gabriele Greathouse, Hayden and Hailey Harlow. Remaining siblings are brother Richard (“Dickie”) Harlow and sister Doris Bishop (Chester) whom Willard deeply cherished. Many nieces and nephews expand the family circle.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by daughter Glynis Harlow, daughter-in-law Kathy (Moore) Harlow, and brothers, Morris and Edward Harlow
Besides his family Willard loved playing golf, business and finance, and contemplation while gazing from the fantail of a ship at sea.
Burial was held on July 23 with military honors at Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.
Celebration of Willard’s long and well-lived life will be held on Friday, August 6th, 10:30 am at Siloam Baptist Church. Reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.
A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted in the care of Mr. Harlow. Please share your condolences with the family at www.crowfuneralhome.com.

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    • Thank you, Aunt Sandra. Your love and prayers mean so much. It has been a difficult year for all of us. Still, our Lord and Saviour sustains us. Love you. – Kim

  1. Willard was a delightful boss and friend. He always had a warm smile and infectious laugh. I am thinking about Carole his sweet wife and send her my sincere and warmest condolences.

  2. Carole, and family I’m so sorry to hear of Willard’s passing. I have so many fond memories of Willard as a boss. I recently mentioned him to my grandson who also loves to golf, that my one and only golfing experience was when we worked for him at HP, our team took him out golfing to celebrate. May God continue to comfort you and your family.

  3. I am so sorry to hear of Willard’s passing. My condolences to you and your family Carole. I will always remember Willard for his kindness as a person and as a manager. He was my favorite boss during my years in HR. We had such a wonderful team at HP with Willard as our manager. I will always treasure the laughter and fond memories.

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