OCEAN SPRINGS, MS - Mr. J. "Burleigh" Harwood III, age 83, of Ocean Springs, MS died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at his home. He was a longtime resident of the coast since 1970. He was employed with Ingalls Shipbuilding for 23 years and with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock for 23 years. Mr. Harwood was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Ocean Springs, MS and Newport News, VA, was an avid tennis player and the past manager of Gulf Hills Racquet Club. He was also a member of Treasure Oaks Country Club. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Lillian Harwood, parents, J.B. Harwood Jr and Ida Harwood, a sister Doll Carter and a brother, Donald Lee Harwood. Survivors include two sons, Ray Harwood of Arizona City, Arizona and Bob Harwood of Ocean Springs, MS, a sister, Henny Price, three brothers, George Harwood, Bruce Harwood and David Harwood, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. On Saturday, March 30, 2013, there will be a 1 pm Graveside Service in Peninsula Memorial Park Cemetery in Newport News, VA. In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials be sent to one's favorite charity in his name. The Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Home. View and sign register book at www.bradfordokeefe.com
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Published by Daily Press on Mar. 27, 2013.