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Jimmy Harrington March 28, 1943 - April 25, 2020

Jimmy Harrington, 77, died Saturday, April 25, 2020, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. He was born March 28, 1943, in Houston, MS to Daniel Levi Harrington, Sr. and Florence Ivy Smith Harrington. He lived most of his life in Aberdeen, MS. He was retired from AT&T and enjoyed his retirement work at the Monroe County Co-Op.

Jimmy was a member of the Aberdeen Jaycees, serving in many leadership roles and offering service to the community. He was named as Aberdeen’s Outstanding Young Man in 1970. He enjoyed golfing at the Aberdeen Country Club. He was best known for his love of family and friends, his sense of humor, and his cooking/hospitality skills. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patsy Harrington of Aberdeen; one daughter, Cheryl Bowen (Greg) of Starkville, MS; one son, Hap Harrington (Mary) of Southaven, MS; six grandchildren, Matt (Suzanne); Chad (Katie); Jesse (Eric); Anna (Austin); Lexie; and Emily; and one great-grandchild, Eli; one brother, Deedy (Sherean) of Aberdeen; one sister, Betty of Buhl, Idaho; and one sister-in-law, Becky (Pete) of Sonoma, CA. He was predeceased by his parents; one son, Andy; two sisters, Frances and CoraLee; two brothers, Rex and Ed.

There will be a celebration of life service at a later date. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is responsible for the arrangements.

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    Buford Easter says

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. He was a good man and a good friend. I will be praying for the family.

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    Neil Hilliard says

    Cherly,Greg,and Hap,
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Forrest Logan says

    Jimmy was a good man and will be missed by all who knew him.

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      Tommy Doty says

      Hated to hear about Jimmy. Our lives crossed paths through the Bell system and l considered him a friend. My prayers are with you, the family.

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    Terry Somers McMinn says

    Mrs. Patsy, Cheryl, and Hap….I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Jimmy brought a lot of smiles to a lot people and will surely be missed by all. You are in my heart and in my prayers.

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    Johnny/jane Perkins says

    Patsy, praying for your family. Enjoyed visiting with Jimmy so many times at the coop always remembering people from Houston. May God give you strength needed day by day.

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    Mike & Lisa Morris says

    Greg, please share my condolences with your wife and family. May the Lord bring strength and comfort in your loss and bless you all.

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    Karen Cole Heintze says

    Aunt Patsy, Cheryl, Hap and families…seems like there is much to say but hard to find the words. What really sticks in my mind are get together’s at Mom and Deedy’s and you all sharing stories from the past and present. It never failed that many of those stories brought humor, laughter and such a good time. Great memories that will not be forgotten. Sending love, hugs and prayers to you all.

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    Junior Dye says

    Worked many years around Jimmy.
    I was a cable splicer out of Tupelo.
    He saved me many times.
    He Was always what I wasn’t ,a gentleman.

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    Mary Grace and Bob Wofford says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Pasty and the family. God Bless.

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    Derrell Doss says

    Very sorry about your loss. Mr. Harrington was always a pleasure to visit with at the COOP. I will keep your family in my prayers.

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    Carolyn Watson says

    Dear Patsy , I was so sorry hear that Jimmy passed away. I know he will be missed so much. My sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you, Cheryl and Hap.

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    Carolyn Watson says

    Dear Patsy , I was so sorry hear that Jimmy passed away. I know he will be missed so much. My sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you, Cheryl and Hap.

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    jimmy williams says

    God Bless the Harrington Family.

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    Cheryl Ingersoll Peters says

    I sure did love playing golf w Mr. Jimmy in those Country Club scrambles!! He was always lots of fun to be around! Sorry to hear of his passing. He will be missed by many. Take care! ❤️

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    Jerry & Marilyn Umfress says

    Our sympathies & love are with the family. Jimmy was a very good man n everything he did and a friend to all.

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