Family only due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Another great Airmen and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on May 28, 2020 and moved on to his heavenly home. SSgt Bob Harmon, a retired member of the MS Air National Guard who had served within the Maintenance Squadron, 172d Airlift Wing has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort and safety for their country ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur still remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Airmen. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free. You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels. May God continue to look over you and your family. “Stand At Rest Soldier”
Following a valiant 22-year battle with ataxia, James Robert Harmon, Jr. ( Bob Harmon) passed away on Thurday May 28th, 2020, in Jackson, MS.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Marzelle Harmon (Lynn Haven, FL), and his youngest son, Tanner Scott Harmon (Nashville, TN). He is survived by his daughter, Terri Harmon Cosby (Chad) of Birmingham, AL; son, Matthew Griffin Harmon of Nashville,Tn ; grandchildren, Meredith Cosby and Mason Cosby; sister, Pam Harmon Fenn (Mike) of Palm Bay, FL and brother Alan Harmon (Joan) of Jacksonville, FL.
Bob was a 30-year contractor and business owner in the Jackson area. He also retired from the Air National Guard in Jackson. It was these two places where Bob gave back to the community by supporting Habitat for Humanity and supporting Guard recruitment. This demonstrated his commitment to a “hand up” for the next generation. He will be missed but is now free.
If you would like to honor Bob, please do so via: Habitat for Humanity, Mississippi Capitol Area,615 Stonewall St., Jackson 39213.