Fallen Hero: SSG(Ret) Jimmy Richard “Termite” Harlow


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E.E. Pickle Funeral Home

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A celebration of life will be done at a date in the new future to be specified.


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard.  “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on March 31, 2023, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  SSG(Ret) Jimmy Richard “Termite” Harlow, age 75, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard, who had served within the 223rd Engineer Battalion has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord. Harlow was a both a Vietnam and Iraqi Freedom Veteran.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

Obituary, visitation, and service details:

Wren – Jimmy Richard “Termite” Harlow of Wren passed away at the age of 75 on March 31, 2023 after a long illness. He was born on November 21, 1947, in Wren, Mississippi. He was the son of the late Richard C. Harlow, Jr. and Merle Lawler Harlow.

Jimmy was known throughout high school and the rest of his life as Termite. He graduated from Amory High School and attended Itawamba Junior College in Fulton, MS. He was a Vietnam War veteran who served in the U.S. Army from 1971-1972. From 2003-2004 he was deployed to Iraq with the U.S Army National Guard 223rd Engineer Battalion in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was proud of having served a combined total of 23 years in the U.S. Army and the US. Army National Guard.

Jimmy retired from Georgia Gulf in Aberdeen, Ms where he was a Supervisor in Purchasing and Receiving. Later in life, he worked part-time at Food Giant in Aberdeen, Ms.

In his spare time, Jimmy loved to play golf and his friends liked to comment on his “unique” golf swing. But the thing he liked the most was spending time with Uncle Dub and friends at Uncle Dub’s shop sharing stories and telling wild tales. Jimmy loved the community of Wren and “the bottom.” He also especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

All the wonderful memories made through the years will live on in the hearts of his family and friends. He will be missed.

He is survived by his wife Linda Gail Pickle whom he married on June 25, 2005; his sister Janet Harlow (Mike) Coleman, Lebanon, TN; his three children Jimmy R. Harlow II, Aberdeen, Timothy Harlow, Aberdeen and Shannon (Darren) Hensley, Tupelo; three stepchildren Wendy Calhoun, Amory, Laura Lovern, Amory and Leighann McWilliams, Louisville KY; five grandchildren Brandon (Kelsey) McWilliams, Haiden (Jayme) Robinson, Tanner Miller, Amiliyah Rose Harlow and Benji Harlow; five great grandchildren Conner Britt, Axel Roberts, Sadie Robinson, Jacob McWilliams and Makayla McWilliams; and a large extended family.
In addition to his parents, Jimmy is preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Wayne Harlow.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to be announced once the arrangements are finalized. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

These were 2 of Jimmy’s favorite charities which he supported for many years.
Memories and condolences may be shared with his family at EEPickleFuneralHome.com