Condolence & Memory Journal

Our hearts go out to Joyce. We met Joyce and Jack on a cruise in 2005 and kept in touch ever since. Jack was a unique and interesting fellow, and great story teller and conversationalist. We shall miss him!

Posted by Bill and Sue Wendel - Lynnwood, WA - Friend   May 19, 2020

It is hard to imagine that Jack has been gone from us for a year. Oddly this morning there was a post in Facebook that RMC (SS) ret Frank Thornal had died He was also a friend of Jack and myself. We all shared e mails together just about everyday. RIP my Brothers Charlie Szad RMC(SS) USN ret

Posted by Charlie Szad - Pensacola, FL   February 13, 2020

The Last time I saw Jack was about back in 2003 when Flew Back Home on Vacation. He was at my Aunt Margaret,s House. We were Never Close but we did Speak. It is Sad that he was The Last One to Pass away. Now Everybody has Gone to be with The Lord. Granddaddy and GrandMa, Uncle Robert Harden, My Mother Jeanette Dicks and Aunt Margaret Hatchell and Now Uncle Jack Harden. Sorry that I could Not come back for The Funeral but we are having Problems at Work back here in Tucson, Az.

Posted by Frank H. Dicks - Tucson, AZ - Family   February 25, 2019

We love and miss you, Uncle Jack. You were a great uncle, friend and advisor. Thinking of you, Aunt Joyce, Karl, Terrie and all the family.

Posted by Bobby Dicks - Menlo Park, CA - Family   February 22, 2019

So sorry to hear of Jacks passing. I so enjoyed visiting with him and his family at the Ellenton reunions. He was a great story teller. I will miss seeing his friendly face every year.

Posted by Mary Ellenton Harley McCain - Lexington, SC   February 22, 2019

We are sending our love from South Georgia. Mama (Ethel) would be with you if her health permitted.

Posted by Patricia Phillips Larson - Athens, GA - Family   February 22, 2019

Jack was one person who you could turn to and know he was listening and throughout all our years together never an unkind word spoken of others. He was Navy and we are Army but we never felt apart, we shared our love for our USA and our military time spent for the good of our nation. Joyce, we feel like we have lost a brother and we know you will miss Jack so much. He loved you dearly. So will say, Our Love and Prayers are with you and the family. Love Glenn and Charlotte

Posted by Glenn Gillespie - Moore, SC   February 21, 2019

Posted by Glenn Gillespie - Moore, SC   February 21, 2019

Posted by Melvin Eugene Holliday    February 21, 2019

Posted by Frank Dicks - Tucson, AZ   February 21, 2019

You will be missed Uncle Jack, you were one of a kind. Thank you so much for all of the love and kindness you gave to my family and me, it meant the world. Sending love to Aunt Joyce, Karl and Carolee. We are thinking about you all.
The Sanders Family Ellen, Thomas and Randy

Posted by Randy Sanders - Belleair, FL - Family Friend   February 20, 2019

Jack was one of the most outstanding individuals I have ever met. He was very interested in the preservation of submarine history and accomplishments. He was a active member of the Clamagore Restoration and Maintenance Association. He attended most meetings and provided many ideas and contacts to help in the effort to save this National Historic Site. He loved Joyce very much and they were inseparable. Fair Winds and following seas my friend We have the watch.

Tom Lufkin ETC(SS) Ret.

Posted by Thomas Lufkin - Goose Creek, SC - Friend   February 20, 2019

I send my condolences to Joyce and family. Jack was an original. He was one proud submariner. I salute you Jack. Fair winds and following seas. You did good!

Posted by Ron Gruber - N Charleston, SC   February 20, 2019

I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Jack.
He was a friend of mine for many years. We used to always have a good time at the Ellenton Reunion every year in June.
God Bless You.
You are in my prayers.

Posted by Don Alexander - Tallahassee, FL   February 20, 2019


I send my condolences to Joyce and the Harden family
I started everyday with Jack's e-mails on the internet
He definitely made my day and when I passed them on to my friiends they asked me where I got this information from?
Jack was one of a kind. He was my friend and a Brother of the Phin
He will be sorely missed by all that knew him

Posted by Charlie Szad - P ensacola, FL   February 20, 2019

Fair winds and following seas.
I will miss you, "Shipmate."
Richard "Dick" Pasnak"

Posted by Richard Pasnak - New Orleans, LA - Served in the Military together   February 20, 2019

So sorry for the family's loss. No words can ever express the loss of a loved one. May all of you find comfort and peace in all the loving memories you've shared together. Please be comforted in knowing that God understands your grief and he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6,7)

Posted by John    February 20, 2019