Harry Jackson Rymer, Sr., 70, of Old Fort, TN passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018. He was a farmer from Polk County all his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Willie Mae “Bill” Higdon Rymer.
Mr. Rymer is survived by his wife of 46 years, Kathy Rymer; his sons, Jay Rymer and Blake Rymer, both of Old Fort, TN; brother, Albert and Debbie Rymer of Delano, TN; granddaughters, Rylee, Sierra and Emma Rymer also survive their Grandpa. Harry is also survived by a lot of extended family from all over the country who call our Family Farm their home place too.
Harry and Kathy have been members at Shiloh Baptist Church for almost 40 years, where he has served as the Chairman of the deacons for almost the past decade. Mr. Rymer was the president of the Polk County Farm Bureau and has been a member of the TN Farm Bureau for over 50 years, serving in many different capacities during this time. During the 80’s he worked as the Credit Manager for Bradley County Farmers Co Op. After the blizzard of 1993 collapsed their poultry barns, Harry and Kathy rebuilt bigger and have farmed full time since then. Harry was elected to the Polk County School Board and served 3 terms until his sons graduated. Harry Jackson Rymer will always be remembered for giving his time to help others. His devotion to the teaching of Jesus Christ guided him through this time on earth and when confronted with his faith, Harry was ready for Heaven.
Funeral services will be 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening, April 1, 2018 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Ocoee, TN. The visitation will be from 3:00 -7:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the church. A graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday. April 2, 2018 at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery. The Deacons of Shiloh Baptist Church will serve as pall bearers and the Board members of the Polk County Farm Bureau will serve as honorary pall bearers.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his honor to your church or local charity of choice. Donations can also be made to the Harry Jackson Rymer Memorial Fund at any First Volunteer Bank location, to be used for Polk County charities in his memory.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Rymer family guestbook at www.higginsfuneral.com.