Tommy Garmon, 84, and a Clarksdale native, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. He was born Jan. 29, 1935. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Oakridge Cemetery.
He became a Consumer Compliance Officer in 1981 and a CRA officer in 1988. He attended numerous workshops sponsored by the MBA and Comptroller of the Currency. He served six months of active duty in the U.S. Army in 1957 and recalled for nine months during the Berlin Crisis of 1961-62.
He graduated from Clarksdale High School and from Mississippi State University with a BS degree in accounting. He received a Master of Science degree in production management from the University of Mississippi in 1963. He graduated from the School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University. He was a graduate of Southern Trust School in Birmingham, Ala. He attended various consumer loan seminars held by the Mississippi Bankers Association and by the Comptroller of the Currency. He attended various meetings on consumer compliance and consumer laws.
He served as cost accountant of the Pennsylvania Tire & Rubber Co. in Tupelo from 1959 to 1961. He served as mortgage loan officer for Allied Investment Company in Memphis from 1963 to 1966. He joined the First National Bank of Clarksdale in 1966 and served as executive vice president and director and retired in 1997. He was on the First National Bank Board of Trustees from 1972 to 1997.
He served as a Clarksdale city commissioner for 12 years getting elected in 1969, 1973 and 1977. He served as the director of the Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Clarksdale Rotary Club for 50 years and served two terms as director. He served as general chairman of the Boy Scout Fundraising Drive for Coahoma County and as vice chairman of Coahoma Opportunities Inc. board of directors for 10 years.
Century Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.