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Obituary: Harley Reed Wesson


Harley Reed Wesson, 78, formerly of Madison, passed away peacefully at the CCS State VA Nursing Home in Springfield, FL on June 18, 2014. Harley was a retired USAF Master Sergeant serving our country proudly for 23 years. He retired from the Air Force and moved his family to Madison, FL where he then worked as an electrician for Dixie Packers for 20 years. He was a proud father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend. He loved to spend time playing with the kids, tinkering on projects, helping others on odd jobs, working on cars and fixing anything necessary with duct tape. Harley was born in Tallassee, AL and then, after starting his military career and serving abroad, lived in various states with his family. Harley is survived by one brother, Bobby Joe Wesson; one sister, Ada Paravicini; three sons, Ron, David and Wade; two daughters, Millie and Wanda (and all of their spouses). Harley was blessed with 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and extended family members. Harley was preceded in death by his parents, 7 brothers and 2 sisters. A visitation with the family will be held at Beggs Funeral Home in Madison, FL on Saturday, June 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.. A graveside service and burial will be held at Elam Baptist Church Cemetery in Tallassee, AL on Monday, June 23rd at 11:00 a.m. C.S.T.. Harley’s family would like to extend their gratitude & appreciation to his compassionate caregivers and friends at the CCS State VA Nursing home where Harley lived for the last 10 years of his life. In lieu of flowers and gifts, please make donations in Harley’s honor to Covenent Hospice at www.covenenthospice.org.

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