Harold Tweed



Harold Leonard “Hal” Tweed, 76, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Sanctuary Hospice House. Born May 28, 1940 in Findlay, Ohio to the late Harold F. and Viola Hassen Tweed. Hal graduated from Findlay High School and immediately began a 40 year career with Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. In l984, Harold and his family relocated to Tupelo to help establish the Cooper Tire Plant. He was a part of the first tire that was produced at the Tupelo plant as well as helping build the 1 millionth tire that rolled off the line. He retired at age 57 after 40 years of service. Hal and his wife, Twila, enjoyed their years in Tupelo. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing, cards and visiting the casinos. He and Twila were regulars at the bingo halls and Hal loved his role as a caller. He loved life and lived large but his heart and soul was firmly planted in spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren who affectionately called him Poppy.

A celebration of Hal’s life will be at 10:30 AM Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with longtime work associate and friend Gil Monaghan speaking. Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4 PM-7 PM Friday and 30 minutes before the service on Saturday all at Holland-Tupelo, which is honored to be serving the family. Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net

Hal is survived by his wife, Twila Shively Tweed of Tupelo; his children, David Tweed (Tracy), Deborah Tweed Hill (Dan) of Findlay, Ohio, Mary Jane Bates, Julia Ann Connolly (Bryan) and Valerie Jo Solomon (Michael) all of Tupelo; 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Hal was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a grandson, James Solomon.

Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P. O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS. 38802.