Jesse William Harmon of West Point passed away on Monday March 10, 2014 at Dugan Memorial Home at the age of 93. Mrs. He was born August 9, 1920 to the late Elizabeth Beckham and Jesse Milton Harmon. He was a veteran of the US Navy who served in WWII on the USS Terror. 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 60's who went to the World Series in Wichita, KA. He also coached little league, Babe Ruth, and American Legion Baseball teams. He served as Deputy for Clay County Sheriff's Dept. In 1997 he was inducted into West Point Hall of Fame, and in MS 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.
Services will be at 2 PM on 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 will be Tyler Davis, Kirk Harmon, Todd Harmon, Rocky McGarrity, Scott Andrews, and Brad Andrews. Honorary pallbearers are Bucky Kellogg, Kenny Dill, Members of West End Baptist Church, Staff and friends at Waverly Care Home. Visitation will be Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 3-7 PM at Robinson Funeral Home.
He is survived by a son, Steve Harmon (Patricia) of Columbia, MS; 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; 7 grandchildren, Lyle Harmon, Leigh Harpole, Elisabeth Zerkus, Kirk Harmon, Todd Harmon, Tyler Davis, Jessica Davis; 6 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.