Ronnie R. Harker, 68, or Robbins, NC, formerly of Concord, died Monday, January 11, 2021, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst, NC


Ronnie was born March 5, 1952 to Edward Elbridge Harker Jr., and Matoca Isaac Harker.  Ronnie is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Vernon Harker.


Ronnie attended Northwest Cabarrus High School and later worked an apprenticeship with Blansett’s Jewelry in Charlotte.  He worked in jewelry for over 30 years, first at Blansett’s, then at the Gold Connection in Albemarle and Troy until he opened and operated his own store, Harker’s Jewelry and Repair, Inc., in Troy for almost 16 years.


Almost MacGyveresques, Ronnie was a skilled craftsman and repairman; always busy with a project in carpentry or electronics. He enjoyed bowling, pool, card games and he loved animals.


He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Martha Haywood Harker; brother: Eddie Harker (Lolita); sister: Yvonne Perkins (Ed); sister in law: Kathy Harker; nephews: Alan Harker,Barry Hess (Amanda); nieces: Terrie Harker (fiancee, Evar Johnson), Renae Myers (Derek); eight great nephews and nieces; many other relatives and friends


Memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society or West Cabarrus Church, 7655 Brouton Smith Blvd., Concord, NC 28027.


A Private graveside service will be held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Pine Rest Cemetery, with the Reverend Y Z Isaacs and the Reverend Arnold Comer officiating.   


The body will lie in repose  from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, Monday, January 25, 2021 and 9:00 to Noon, Tuesday January 26, 2021 at Kennedy Funeral Home.  Due to COVID restrictions no formal visitation is planned.


Condolences may be made to


Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Harker family.

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  1. Martha,
    My heart breaks for you. You and Ronnie had a true love story! I remember your beautiful wedding. Ronnie loved you so much. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time. Love you dear friend.

  2. Dear Martha I know your heart is broken but those who love you feel your pain too. You are the best of people and a caring empathetic nurse. Both you and Ronnie are in my thoughts and prayers, Pam/Pilar

  3. Dear Martha please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. All of us who love you share your sadness. Know you are the very best person and a caring empathetic nurse.

  4. Martha and family so very sad to hear of your loss. Ronnie was a wonderful person and I know how much he loved his family. Please know we are praying for comfort during this time.

  5. Dearest Martha, we are so very sorry for your loss. Words do not describe our sympathy for you and your family. We so wish there was something more than we could do but the best we can is sending prayers up to our Father for you all. So many fond memories of the love from your wedding day. So often think about that beautiful day and the pleasure of being invited. Maama was so touched and you know how much she loved you and Ronnie. Please know we are here and that we will continue to hold you in our hearts and prayers. You are so loved and Ronnie’s love is forever with you.

  6. Dear Martha,
    I was so very saddened to hear of the passing of your husband Ronnie. May the years you shared, and the beautiful memories made together bring you comfort. Sending you God’s peace in the coming days.
    Thinking of you and sending love.

  7. Dearest Martha. My deepest condolences in the loss of your precious Ronnie. I pray God’s love, mercy and grace comfort you in this difficult time and sustain you in the days ahead.

  8. Martha,
    My heart is broken for you at this time. I just discovered that your Ronnie had passed. I am so sorry to hear of this. He loved you so and I know how you loved him. Hold on to those wonderful memories. Y’all’s wedding was a fairy-tale wedding….I remember when y’all were fixing up your log cabin dream home…how much y’all loved your little tiny dogs….what a glorious gift of love between you two. I love you Martha and am praying for you. God bless you and hold you in His loving arms

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