Harmon Gardner Pye Jr.

December 9, 1931April 5, 2021

Harmon Gardner Pye, Jr. passed away peacefully on April 5, 2021, with his family beside him.

Harmon was born in Butler, Georgia to the late Harmon Gardner Pye, Sr. and Marion Marzelia Watson Pye. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia, earning his degree as a pharmacist, and proudly served his country in the United States Navy, during the Korean War.

Harmon loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting, and was an assistant leader of Boy Scout Troop 5, of Macon, Georgia in the mid 70's. He was also featured in the "Who's Who of Georgia". He was a Sr. District Representative for Merck & Co for 33 years. After his retirement, he worked for several retail pharmacies, including Kennedy Drugs, Chi-Chesters, and Coliseum Medical Center's pharmacy.

Left to carry his legacy are his wife of 66 years and 18 days, Catherine C. Pye; sons, Harmon Gardner Pye, III (Kimberly); Craig Pye (Rae); grandchildren, Matthew Pye, Meghan Pye ,Robert Pye, Donna Ashley Pye; great grandchildren, Evelyn Pye, Gabriel Pye. He is also survived by his brother, Walter Joseph Pye (Ellen) of Butler and sister, Carlotta Riddle Pye Cochran (Tom) of Fairfax, VA.

A private family gathering is planned for the future.

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Arrangements entrusted to Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street.


  • Harmon Gardner Pye, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Marion Marzelia Watson Pye, Mother (deceased)
  • Catherine Childree Pye, Wife
  • Harmon Gardner Pye, III (Kimberly), Son
  • Craig Pye (Rae), Son
  • Matthew Pye, Grandchild
  • Meghan Pye, Grandchild
  • Robert Pye, Grandchild
  • Donna Ashley Pye, Grandchild
  • Evelyn Pye, Great Grandchild
  • Gabriel Pye, Great Grandchild
  • Walter Joseph Pye (Ellen), Brother
  • Carlotta Riddle Pye Cochran (Tom), Sister


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Harmon Gardner Pye Jr.

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Ron Robeson

April 16, 2021

Cathy & family, so sorry to hear of Harmons passing. I visited with him at one of his last jobs. I remember all the good times we enjoyed hunting together.

Lamar Ennis

April 11, 2021

I join you in grieving for your dad, and I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Pye was a splendid gentleman who never failed to encourage me with wisdom, kindness, and humor. I will always hold fond memories of our good days in Troop 5, Boy Scouts of America. May the Lord strengthen and encourage you and your family. You will be in my prayers.

Tim Hattaway

April 9, 2021

Catherine and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Harmon was a good friend and colleague throughout our careers with Merck. He will surely be missed!

Russ Creecy

April 7, 2021

Harmon was my uncle. He was my favorite uncle in a lineup of twelve.
All my memories of him are great. Didn’t get to see him nearly enough throughout the years but always a great time when we got together. He was such a kind and generous individual with a warm personality and good nature.
Will miss the times at the lake, fish fries and tall tales.
My best goes out to the family. How fortunate I was to have known him.

Julia Creecy

April 7, 2021

Uncle Harmon was one of kind! Always had a funny joke and kind smile. He was a very sweet and generous soul. He knew all the best fishing holes on the lake. He not only caught them, but he could fry them up better than anyone I know. He’d say the smaller catfish had the best meat. He made sure we were fed good & never wanted for a drink. Margaritas were always a special treat with a good story. He will be missed for so many reasons! Heaven definitely gained a sweet Angel!