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Graveside services for Jessie Howard Harmon, 89, Bourbon, Missouri will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Fairview Cemetery, Butts, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Harmon died at 9:20 p.m., Saturday, July 26, 2014, at West Vue Nursing Center.

He was born January 18, 1925, at Butts, Missouri, to Corbet Jewel Harmon and Anna Belle McConnell Harmon. He was raised in the Butts area, and on May 3, 1948, was married to Ethel G. Ray, who preceded him in death. Three years ago, Jessie re-dedicated his life to the Lord. He was a devoted father and grandfather; he loved spending time with his grandchildren, especially attending ballgames and birthday parties. He also enjoyed cutting wood and mowing lawns. He spent many hours either watching Gospel or Country music on television or listening to the radio.

He is survived by two children, Betty Tarter and husband, Harry, West Plains, Missouri and David Harmon and wife, Tammy, Bourbon, Missouri; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, James Harmon and wife, Dode, Steelville, Missouri, Ervin Harmon, Steelville, Missouri and Alvin Harmon and wife, Linda, Festus, Missouri; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

His parents, wife, one son, Dale Howard Harmon, one granddaughter, Mynde Nicole Tarter, one brother, Ralph V. Harmon, one sister, Hallie Belle Harmon Key, one brother-in-law, Orin Key and sister-in-law, Mary Lou Staples Harmon , precede him in death.

Mr. Harmon will lie in state from 4:00 until 9:00 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideon Bible Society, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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