Arch James ‘AJ’ Salmon

Published 10:35 am Thursday, February 15, 2018

Arch James “AJ” Salmon, 77, of Harmony, died on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.

He was born Sept. 16, 1940 in Iredell County to the late Arch Joseph Salmon and Alva Shaw Salmon.

Survivors: his wife of 57 years, Carol Hollar Salmon; 2 children, Craig (Crystal) Salmon, Annette (Jesse) Stroud; grandchildren Adam Stroud, Leah (Adam) Anderson, Amber (Matthew) Lambert; 4 great-grandsons; a great-granddaughter; sister, Margaret (Bobby) Knight.

He engraved monuments for more than 50 years. He was the manager of the 1984 USSSA World Championship Softball team, he enjoyed watching the New York Yankees and as long as his health permitted he was a coon, rabbit, and bird hunter. He was a faithful member of Rock Spring Baptist Church.

His funeral service will be conducted Friday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. at Rock Spring Baptist Church in Harmony, with the Rev. Jeff Folk and Dr. Jesse Stroud officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 16 from 1-2 p.m. at Rock Spring.

Memorials: Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville, 28625.