Ivan was born October 29, 1936, in the Carter Ridge Community.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Fern Harness, who passed away July 9, 2010. They were united in marriage for 56 years at the time of her passing. Also preceding him were his parents, Phillip and Lila Harness; one brother, Eldon Harness; and one infant son, Alvin Dean Harness.
Survivors include his sons and daughter, Eugene (and Lewanne) Harness of Mintonville, Ky., Wanda (and Ben) Garland, of Nancy, Ky., Gerald (and Delta Latham) Harness, of Carter Ridge, Ky., Norman Harness, of Carter Ridge, Ky., and Gary (and Regina) Harness, of Somerset, Ky.; nine grandchildren, Kelly (and Kenny) Keener, Michelle (and Thomas) Yadon, Chris (and Kathy) Harness, Jami Harness, Amy Harness, Lori (and Keith) Scholl, Kasey (and Cliff) Rogers, Tracy (and Adam) Childress and Shayla Harness; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; and Larry "Buck" Wesley,
his dear friend.
Ivan retired from Crane Plumbing. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He enjoyed farming and fishing.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the funeral home chapel with Bro. Brant Lane officiating.
Burial will be in the Carter Ridge Cemetery.
Military Honors will be performed by the American Legion Post 38 Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be Larry "Buck" Wesley, Ben Garland, Mike Ratliff, Jeff Wilson, Tom Dick and Chip McAuliffe.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Carter Ridge Cemetery or Hospice of Lake Cumberland.
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Ivan Eugene Harness.
You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website: www.lakecumberlandfuneralhome.com.