Jimmy Don Harmon
June 14, 1955 - April 10, 2016
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Kilpatrick Funeral Homes - Monroe
1200 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
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Wednesday 4/13, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

There will be visitation services for Jimmy Don Harmon, 60, of West Monroe, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe, Louisiana.Jimmy Don was born on June 14, 1955 in Dermott, AR and passed away on April 10, 2016 in West Monroe, LA. He was preceded…

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Jimmy Harmon left a message on April 24, 2016:
You were my dad, the man in my life, the man I hope to one day be. You were the man that guided my steps to becoming who I am today and who I hope to be in the future. I was only with you for a short amount of time on this earth, but I looked up to you like no other person. You were my role model. My WWJD (What Would Jimmy Do). Like all of the rest of us, you had your faults, but you also had a kindness that I could never come close to having. A love for your fellow man that went much deeper than giving them your spare change. You were the one who would rather teach a man to fish than you would give him a fish. I remember running out of gas a few times and having to walk through the woods to get where we were going. If you heard something you would have me get on your shoulders and tell me to climb the tree if a bear, dog, or anything else came out to harm us. Always willing to sacrifice yourself for me and for others. You used to call me all the time and sometimes I could not answer so you would leave me a 1-5 minute voicemail telling me about your day and telling me you loved me and my wife and the girls very much. You would always say give them hugs and kisses for me. I saved them all. I have like 30 of them on my phone right now that I listen to from time to time. Dad…I was going to call you that Saturday but I got busy and I forgot. That night when I was going to sleep I told myself I would talk to you first thing in the morning…….You died 6 hours later…..I am so sorry. I did not get to talk to you one last time. I am sorry I let my day, my wants, and my needs get in the way of what would have been our last conversation, my last chance to tell you I love you and my last chance to hear I love you from you. That time is gone and now all I have is your flag, pictures, voicemails, and memories. I am lost without in my life. I love you so much. I will do my best to make you proud. I miss you so much…… All through life you were the strongest person I ever knew. Sickness, strokes, burned body, cancer….you shook them all off. Then you are taken in the blink of an eye. No last chance to talk. No time to say Goodbye. I was not ready for you to go and I was not ready to be alone. I am a little boy again standing in the forest at dark all alone. Crying…..wondering who is going to come…..who is going to save me? Who is going to take my hand, tell me it is going to be ok, walk me home, and warm me up? Without you I am truly lost without you. I miss you so much. I love you Dad.
TERRI BERGERON left a message on April 13, 2016:
JIMMY DON HARMON SON, BROTHER, HUSBAND ,FATHER ,GRANDFATHER, STEP FATHER, EX-HUSBAND, FRIEND, NOTHING I CAN SAY OR DO WILL BRING HIM BACK TO THOSE HE LOVED AND THOSE WHO LOVED HIM. BUT AS I REUNITE WITH THESE SAME PEOPLE I SEE LITTLE PIECES OF HIM IN EACH ONE, IT'S ERRIE TO SEE AND HEAR BUT ITS ALSO NICE TOO. I HEAR THEM TALK AND HEAR THE LOVE FOR THEIR REALATIVE, BROTHER, FRIEND, DAD, AND HUSBAND. EACH HANGING ON TO HIM IN THEIR OWN WAY BUT ALL COMMING TOGHTHER AS ONE. BROTHER RICKY SAYS HE WAS A SOLDIER THAT HE BEEN SICK FOR SO LONG AND AT TIMES HAVING TO LEAVE THE ROOM IN TEARS LITTLE SISTER KATHY I SEE YOU JUST TRYING TO HANG ON TO HIM BROTHERS, MIKE AND TOMMY.... IN FRONT OF PEOPLE STRONG, TALKING, BUT NOT ABOUT THEIR BROTHER'S DEATH. DORA HIS WIFE AND THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE. A MIXED MESS, OF EMOTIONS. STILL STRONG TAKING CARE OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.JIMMY( OLDEST OF JD’S TWO KIDS ) STRONG, MIX EMOTIONS DOING WHAT A SON NEEDS TO DO IN THIS TIME OF NEED. JIMMY WAS UP ROOTED FROM HIS FATHER AT AGE 13 WHEN WE DIVORCED. HE REGAINED A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS FATHER OVER THE YEARSJOSH (ELEVEN YEARS YOUNGER OF JD’S TWO KIDS) STRONG SLIENT TYPE TAKING IT ALL IN. MEETING FAMILY AGAIN HE REALLY DOESN’T RMEMBER. JOSH WAS UP ROOTED FROM HIS FATHER AT AGE 2 WHEN WE DIVORCED. JOSH WENT INTO THE SERVICE AND MISSED GETTING TO KNOW JIMMY DON UNTILL THE LAST COUPLE YEARS ON HOLIDAYSJIMMY DON WOULD CALL TO TALK OFF AND ON AND NEVER FORGOT TO CALL ON ANNIVERSARY’S AND BIRTHDAY’S AND ALL HOLIDAYS LOTS OF TIMES WHEN HE CALLED HE WOULD SAY" I LOVE MY FAMILY BUT SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO." HE WOULD ALWAYS TELL ME TO TELL HIS BOYS ( Josh and Jimmy) I LOVE THEM. HE NEVER FAILED TO TALK ABOUT HIS GRAND KIDS (Jasmine, Ariana and Brecca). HE WANTED TO KNOW WHAT THEY WERE DOINGHE ASKED TWO WEEKS AGO HOW (my parents) BETH AND RAY WERE DOING. HE SAID THEY HAVE HELPED ME OUT ALOT IN MY LIFE. AND ADDED YOU HAVE TOO. SOME TIME WE WOULD HAVE LONG CONVERSATIONS AND TALK UNTIL HE WANTED TO HANG UP. HE WAS TOO SICK TO WORK HE COULDN’T DRIVE BECAUSE OF SEIZURES. SO HE GOT HIMSELF A CAMARA HE TOOK PICTURES OF EVERYTHING. THAT CAMARA WAS GIVEN TO JIMMY BY DORA HIS STEP MOTHER. THANK YOU DORA THAT MEANT A LOT TO JIMMY IN HIS YOUNGER DAYS HE WAS SO FULL OF ENERGY, READY TO HELP ANY ONE AND EVERY ONE. HE WOULD BRING COMPLETE STRANGERS HE FOUND HITCHING ON THE HIGHWAY TO OUR HOME TO CLEAN UP , EAT, SLEEP AND THEN WOULD TAKE THEM BACK DOWN THE HIGHWAY. IT KINDA SCARED AND WORRIED ME BUT HE ALWAYS PICKED UP THE RIGHT PEOPLE AND THEY WERE GRATEFUL.JIMMY DON WAS A FISHERMAN WHICH HE PASSED ON TO JIMMY AND JOSH GENETICALLY BECAUSE THEY ALSO LOVE TO FISH. MANY WEEKENDS ON THE BANKS OF THE LAKE AT THE SPILLWAY WITH FAMILY, HIS MOTHER, AND SIBLINGS. WE WOULD SET UP CAMP AND THEN SPENT TIME FISHING, TANNING, SWIMMING. FRYING UP THE FISH AND SITTING AROUND THE CAMPFIRE.JIMMY DON WAS ALSO A HUNTER HE BROUGHT HOME DEER, DOVE, SQUIRRL, DUCK, RABBIT ANYTHING IN SEASON. SEEN HIM WORK A JOB COME HOME AND TEND FIELDS OF STRAWBERRY, FIELDS AND FIELDS OF PEAS, OKRA, AND PEACHES, WHEN MY DAD WAS ALIVE.HE ALWAYS HELD A JOB, ONCE HE WENT NORTH IS WAS BELOW FREEZING. STAYED ON THE JOB SITE IN THE BACK OF HIS TRUCK USING CARDBOARD BOXES FOR HIS BED. I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT WHEN HE TOLD ME. SEEMED LIKE ANYTHING HE DID HE DID WITH A ZEAL.A VIETMAN VET, AN OIL FIELD WORKER, OFFSHORE PIPE STABBER, AND IRON WORKER SELF TAUGHT WELDER, HE WASN’T PERFECT HE MADE GOOD DECISION AND CHOICES AND BAD DECISIONS AND CHOICES BUT THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE HE LIVED AND LOVED HIS WAY REST IN PEACE JIMMY DON HARMON SON, BROTHER, HUSBAND ,FATHER ,GRANDFATHER, STEP FATHER, EX-HUSBAND, AND FRIEND.
Brent Idol left a message on April 13, 2016:
So sorry for your loss Charlotte
Lydia S. McWhorter left a message on April 13, 2016:
Remember, Dora and all y'all. ... as Christians, we get to say, "See ya later!" ... and believe it. You're definitely in my prayers today and always.
Kathy Ramsey left a message on April 12, 2016:
My wonder big brother Jimmy Don Harmon!
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Christinia tolar left a message on April 12, 2016:
Uncle Jimmy Don was the most funniest,acting uncle when he was joking with me.
Fred Carraway left a message on April 12, 2016:
It hurts me in my soul to know I won't see him again or hear him laugh. He was my brother in law he was my friend We rode together, we worked together, we drank and partied together, we fought together. Yes, he was my partner in crime. I will miss you Jimmy Don Harmon. Rest in peace my brother.
Robert Carraway left a message on April 12, 2016:
I was so sorry to learn of J. D.'s passing......I hope Jimmy is ok.I was just hired into a new position and the timing is not acceptable to be able to attend the funeral at this present time. I hope everyone understands. Mur heart felt Respects and Condolences to the family
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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