April 21, 2022
COLUMBUS — John Curtis Harkins, 66, died April 11, 2022, at his residence.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Memorial Gardens, with Sammy Brown officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation is from 2-6 p.m. Friday, at Carter’s Funeral Services. Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Harkins was born April 17, 1955, in Crawford, to the late John Earl Harkins and Nettie Williams. He was formerly employed as a supervisor with Wheeler Roofing and was a member of Charity Mission Full Gospel Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Tiffany Jackson; and brother, Rickey Harkins.
He is survived by his wife, Willie Bell Harkins of Columbus; daughter, Sameca Gaines of Columbus; siblings, Charlie Williams of Rockford, Illinois, Shirley Lowery of Brooksville, Rosie Lowery of Starkville, Sam Harkins of Dayton, Ohio, Nettie Harkins, James Harkins, and Retina Harkins of Columbus; and three grandchildren.