Obituaries & Tributes

James Ernest Harding

date of birth August 13 1932

date of death October 6 2019

James E. Harding, 87, passed away on October 6, 2019 in Molalla, Oregon. He was born on August 13, 1932 in Atlanta, Georgia. He primarily grew up in the Atlanta, Georgia and Huston, Texas area. He moved to Oregon in 1994.

On June 3, 1994 James married Dorothy Johnston, they married in Portland, Oregon.

James joined the service and is a proud Army Veteran. He made his living as a truck driver and a security guard. He loved music and he had a love and passion playing music in VFW halls. James was a member of the Portland Methodist Church.

James is survived by his son, Kevin Harding of John Day, Oregon; daughters Karen Plude of Belmont, Michigan, Kelly Harding of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Kerri (Juan) Carpenter of Maple Rapids, Michigan; along with 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 4 great great-grandchildren.

James is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Johnston; granddaughter; Ken Ann Tyler and mother, Louise Harding.

2 tribute candles have been lit

Candle lit by Staff at Canby-Molalla Funeral Chapel Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Kerri Carpentier To my daddy. U are always loved and never forgotten. I know u are up there with all our loved ones your love will never leave us. Rip daddy. Love u always Your twin daughter. Kerri& Rick.

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