Sunday, July 12, 2009


Harry Haigood Obiturary, supplied by Sid Bean

Harry Haigood, 84, of Sun City Palm Desert, Calif. passed away on July 2, 2009 at Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was born on Aug. 30, 1924 to Samuel and Martha Haigood in Ridgeville, SC. He married Janet Cunningham Bishop on May 29, 1982 in E. Brunswick, NJ. He was employed at CBS Television Network in New York and Washington, DC for twenty-four years. He was awarded an Emmy for outstanding individual achievement for his camera work on the 13th hole (Amen corner) at The Masters Golf Tournament. He served in the US Army for twenty years and was stationed in the USA, Germany, Holland, England, France, Korea, Iran, and Japan. He retired as Master Sergeant in 1964 with many medals and awards. He is survived by his wife, Janet Haigood; his three children from a previous marriage to Amanda Wagenhauser Haigood, Matricia H. Haigood of Fairplay, Calif., Harry M. Haigood (Kathleen) of San Francisco, Calif., and Joanna S. Haigood (Wayne Campbell) of Bolinas, Calif.; and Janet's three children, Mark D. Bishop of Columbus, Ohio, Kelene L. Core (Patrick) of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and Jay A. Bishop (Rachel) of Grove City, Ohio; fifteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, George Haigood and Samuel Haigood; and sisters, Louise Brown, Helen Bradley, and Florence Haigood. A Celebration of his Life will be held from 1:00-4:00 PM, Mon., July 13, 2009 at Forest Lawn Mortuary, 69855 East Ramon Road, Cathedral City, CA with inturnment on Wed., Aug. 19, 2009 at 3:00 PM at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to one of the following; Odyssey Healthcare (Hospice), 71777 San Jacinto Drive, Suite 102, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270; Center for Spiritual Living Palm Desert, 45630 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260; or St. Jude's Children Hospital, Memphis, TN 38118.