Harmon Cox, Sr.
Harmon Wilford Cox, Sr., 94, passed away on May 9, 2013 at Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be 10am-11am Saturday at Clarksdale Baptist Church. Services will be 11am Saturday at Clarksdale Baptist Church with burial at Oakridge Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Services in Hazlehurst is handling arrangements.
Mr. Cox was a native of Enid, MS and had lived in Clarksdale since serving in the U. S. Army on the European Front under General George Patton. He received the Bronze Star
, The American Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the EAMETO Medal.
Mr. Cox was a life insurance salesman for over 35 years. He was a member of Clarksdale Baptist Church where he formerly served as Deacon.
Mr. Cox was preceded in death by his first wife, Johnnie Brown Cox in 1981 and his son Harmon W. Cox, Jr. in 2005.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Marjorie Jennings Cox of Clarksdale; daughter, Barbara McDonnell (Fred) of Hazlehurst; son, Raymond Cox (Carrie) of Oxford; step-sons, Bruce Jennings (Susie) of Waveland and Ray Jennings (Tina) of Covington, LA; step-daughter, Nina Smith (Bradley) of Wesson; sister, Thelma Skeahan of Mountain Brook, AL; 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Clarksdale Baptist Church, 401 First Street, Clarksdale, MS 38604, Hazlehurst United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 725, Hazlehurst, MS 39083 or Copiah Endowment, P. O. Box 1027, Crystal Springs, MS 39059.