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Robert E. Lee Harmon, Jr.

September 22, 1945 — July 21, 2022

Robert E. Lee Harmon, Jr. age 76 of Ruleville, MS passed away Thursday, July 21, 2022, at North Sunflower Hospital in Ruleville, MS.

The family will receive friends Sunday, July 24, 2022, from 3:00 PM until 4:00 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home. A private family service will take place at a later date.

Rob was born September 22, 1945, to Robert E. Lee Harmon, Sr. “Bob” and Lula Devilla Harmon in the Friendship Community of Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. He loved to share tales of growing up with his brothers in that small community. He graduated from Drew High School in 1963. He married Mary Janet Vanlandingham on December 18, 1983. Their marriage was a true testament of devotion, friendship, faithfulness. In January of 1985, they welcomed their pride and joy, his baby girl, Kristen. Rob worked with Planters Equipment Company and Allis-Chalmers Tractor Company in his early career. He received recognition for his work with Allis-Chalmers which led to a trip to Spain. He later became the Maintenance Supervisor working alongside his dear friend, Arthur Harris, for 25 years first at Delta Pride Catfish and then America's Catch. In his younger life, he was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing but received his greatest joy in his later yearswith the birth of his 3 grandchildren. Sam, whom he affectionately called Bobo, was his first grandchild and one of his greatest loves. His lap was a common stop for his grand girls. He spent his whole life cheering for Ole Miss Rebels. Rob was loyal, quiet, a tell taler, a man of his word. He exemplified integrity, honesty and lived by a hand shake faith. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert E. Lee Harmon Sr. and Lula Deville Harmon, beloved son Robert E. Lee Harmon, III "Chip" with whom he always longed to see again,sister Julie Maye Harmon, and his brothers Michael A. Harmon“Mike” and James Clay Harmon “Jim” (Frances).

He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Mary Janet Harmon of Ruleville, MS, daughter Kristen Nicole Harmon Crow (Bennett Henry Crow) of Cleveland, MS, grandchildren Samuel Harmon Crow, Lula James Crow, Catherine Bennett Crow, sisters Jennie Raye Knight of Saltillo, MS, Ruby Gaye Carpenter of Lyon, MS, and Bobbie Faye Pritchard of Saltillo, MS, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to the medstat of Sunflower County and the staff at North Sunflower for their devoted care. 

Memorials may be made in memory of his niece, Michelle Sullivan, to St Jude's Children's Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38501.

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Sunday, July 24, 2022

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Cleveland Funeral Home

3463 Hwy 8, Cleveland, MS 38732

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