Harry Logan


Harry Albert Logan, 70, of Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital. He was born June 4, 1944 in Oak Ridge, TN to George B and Anna Faye (Belangee) Logan.
Harry was married to Elaine M. Lewis on September 4, 1964 at Howell General Baptist Church in Evansville, Indiana. Harry and Elaine have two children Andy A. Logan married to Lori Foster – Logan and Lori Logan – Craig married to Grant Craig. Harry has six grandchildren Dakota Logan, Kasey Logan, Nathan Craig, Evan Craig, Ellen Foster and Lizzy Foster. Harry has one brother, John Logan in Waldo, Florida and sister, Thelma Pruitt of New Harmony, Indiana; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters Lou Ann Pierce and Anita Cartwright.
He was loved by all who knew him, he was an avid member of the fire service, and retired from GE Plastics after 39 years of dedicated service, Harry won numerous awards while at GE, he received the Gerald Phillipe award from GE World Wide for his distinguished community service. Harry was also the Assistant Fire Chief for 10 years.
Harry was retired and was a lifetime member of the Marrs Township Fire Department; Harry spent 40 years with the Fire Department and logged over 4,222 runs. During his time on the fire department he served as Fireman, District Chief, Assistant Chief and Fire Chief for eight years, He had countless hours in training and public service to the people of Marrs, Robinson Township and the surrounding areas. Harry was also instrumental in the forming of the Posey County Fire Chiefs association.
He was still active as the Indiana Volunteer Fireman’s association as District 15 Chairman, He was also a member in the Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 10 Planning Council.
In 1982 Harry was recognized and received the neighborhood Hero award, from The Evansville Press, Harry throughout his life continuously demonstrated his passion for helping others and his community service. Harry was credited for treating a neighbor that became suddenly ill, according to the family Harry was a neighborhood hero, who helps not because he has to, but because he cares about people.
Harry has received numerous service and community awards, 1986 Acknowledged by the Veterans of Foreign Wars for Dedicated service to Life and Property, 1988 IVFA District 15 Midwest award, 1989 Marrs Township First Firefighter of the year recipient, 1992 GE Leadership through Excellence Award, 1993 GE Excellences through Teamwork Award, 1994 GE Organization and Teamwork Award, 1995 GE OQ Project Leadership Award, 2004 State of Indiana Hoosier Hero Award, 2011 Posey County EMA Responder of the Year.
Harry was a graduate of the Mount Vernon class of 1962. Harry has numerous family members and friends that remember him as a true hero. Harry and Elaine just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, Harry loved Elaine more than anything making him an amazing husband, and he was a great and passionate father, grandfather. Harry was a stellar person who served his community and the fire department; he went above and beyond in his career.
Service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 5812 North Ford Road. Mount Vernon, Ind., with Rev. Doug Turner officiating and burial to follow in Immanuel Cemetery.
Visitation was from 2 until 8 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2014 at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main Street, Mount Vernon and from 9 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Harry A. Logan Fire Service Scholarship.
Condolences may be made online at www.schneiderfuneralhome.com

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