J. Burleigh Harwood III
Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home - Ocean Springs
911 Porter Avenue
Ocean Springs, MS
J. "Burleigh" Harwood III

1929 ~ 2013

Ocean Springs

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 Wednesday, March 27, 2013, there will be a 6 pm Memorial Service at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials be sent to one's favorite charity in his name.

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Published by The Sun Herald on Mar. 26, 2013.
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A great tennis player, a better friend never existed. I'll miss the signature forehand, menacing service return and of course Waffle House after matches.
Skip Ledbetter
March 29, 2013
When I moved here from McGuire AFB in 1995 I was looking for tennis players to play doubles with. After meeting Mr B we played doubles every week for 18 years! Along with Robin Overstreet, Skip Ledbetter, John Sinkins and Dick Brock we made great memories and thats what life is all about.
I miss him terribly, he was like a second father to me...
john wren
March 26, 2013
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over all of you as Mr Burleigh's family. I worked with Mr. Burleigh a long time at the shipyard, thought he was a great friend and co-worker. He will be sorely missed.
Nell Bozard
Nell Bozard
March 26, 2013
I worked with J.B. for many years at the shipyard and he was a fine man. Everyone knew he loved tennis. So sorry for your loss.
March 26, 2013
Had worked with and for Burleigh for many years at Ingalls and considered him a great boss and good friend; so sorry for you lose.

George Ely
March 26, 2013
Burleigh was a great man and a friend. I enjoyed playing tennis wigth him although he was a much better player than I was. I know he will be missed very much. My simpathy to the family and his many friends.
March 26, 2013
We extend our sincere sympathy and value your trust during this time of remembrance and reflection. We pledge our support now and in the future.
The Staff and Management of Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Homes
March 26, 2013
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