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Jesse William Harmon of West Point, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at Dugan Memorial Home at the age of 93.
He was born Aug. 9, 1920, to the late Elizabeth Beckham and Jesse Milton Harmon. He was a veteran of the United States Navy who served in World War II on the USS Terror and was a deep sea diver and mine sweeper. He was a selectman on West Point City Board for 34 years and a deacon since 1947, at West End Baptist Church. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #159, and a Boy Scout Master for 10 years. He coached the Bryan Packers semi-pro baseball team in the 60â€™s who went to the World Series in Wichita, Kan. He also coached little league, Babe Ruth, and American Legion Baseball teams. He served as Deputy for Clay County Sheriffâ€™s Dept. In 1997 he was inducted into West Point Hall of Fame, and in Mississippi Municipality Hall of Fame. In 1988 he was Daily Times Leader Man of the Year. He was a member of the Pioneers of America with Bell South and he served as a Gideon.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at West End Baptist Church in West Point with Rev. Terry Partin and Rev. Chris Layton and Mr. Kenny Dill officiating. Burial will follow in West Point Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are Tyler Davis, Kirk Harmon, Todd Harmon, Rocky McGarrity, Scott Andrews, and Chris Craven. Honorary pallbearers are Bucky Kellogg, Kenny Dill, Members of West End Baptist Church, Staff and friends at Waverly Care Home. Visitation is Thursday, March 13, 2014, from 3 - 7 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home.
He is survived by a son, Steve Harmon (Patricia) of Columbia; daughter, Liz Davis (Marc) of Amory; brother, Buck Harmon of West Point; sisters: Gladys Davis of Cedar Bluff, Sue Rambo and Mary Ray both of West Point; seven grandchildren: Lyle Harmon, Leigh Harpole, Elisabeth Zerkus, Kirk Harmon, Todd Harmon, Tyler Davis, Jessica Davis; six great - grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Addine Harmon; son, Jim Harmon; sisters: Vera Harrington, Christine Harmon, Lula Mae Harmon, Ruby Ganley; brother, Owen W. Harmon.
Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church PO Box 388 West Point, MS 39773.
Friends may leave condolences online at robinsonfh.net.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.