A private service for the family of Kenneth Eugene Harbour will be held at Harbour Cemetery in Coffeeville.
Mr. Harbour, 90, died on Aug. 22, 2020 at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson.
Kenneth Eugene Harbour was born on Feb. 14, 1930. He was born in Centralia, Ill. to Hubert and Goldie Harbour.
He moved to Coffeeville in 1943 at the age of 13. After graduating high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps. He served from 1948 to 1952 assigned to a parts division in a motor transport company. This experience helped him enter the parts business, a business he was in until he retired in 2000.
He worked for four years at England Motor Company, a Ford dealer in Greenville. During this time, he met and married Rowena Sessums in 1956. They moved to Coffeeville in 1957 where he spent the next nine years at Allen Chevrolet in Grenada.
In 1966, Kenneth moved his family to Jackson to become the parts manager for Blackwell Chevrolet. Over the next 33 years, his leadership was instrumental in the developments and innovations that built Blackwell Chevrolet into the third largest General Motors parts wholesaler in the nation. He enjoyed spending time at his farm in Coffeeville, which he named, “Smiling Hill Farm,” inspired by the novel of the same name by Miriam E. Mason.
He is preceded in death by his son, Ken Harbour Jr., and his brother, Gale Harbour.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Rowena, his sister Lavonne Overby, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harbour Cemetery, 170 County Road 266, Coffeeville, MS 38922 or a charity of personal choice.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckibbenandguinn.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada.