Andrew Jackson Inman, 84, of Inverness, passed away Monday, July 19, 2021 at his home.
Andy was born March 6, 1937 in Hardy, Miss. to James Elmer Inman and Ruth Estes Tillman Inman. He enrolled in barber school at the age of 14 and began his career as a barber at age 15. Andy was a United States Army veteran, serving in the Korean conflict. After the war, he resumed his career as a barber. Shortly after marriage, he moved his family to Inverness where he opened Inman's Barber Shop. Andy operated this business for 58 years until his retirement on December 22, 2017. He was a loving and devoted husband to his wife, Margaret Cox Inman, and they remained like newlyweds their entire marriage. Andy and Margaret enjoyed square dancing and traveling. They were members of the Square Dancing Association for several years. He was very witty and had a wonderful sense of humor. Andy had a quick comeback for anything one would say. He was fun-loving and loyal, but more than anything, he was a hard-working, loving, and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Andy was a gentleman who also enjoyed collecting coins and knives, and playing dominoes and cards.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Elmer and Ruth Inman; and his wife, Margaret Cox Inman.
Andy is survived by three daughters, Catherine Anne Duncan (Jesse) of Columbus, Peggy Sue Jones (Preston) of Dubach, La. and Andrea Ruth Polk of Indianola; three brothers, J.E. Inman (Martha Jean) of Hernando, John Inman (Connie) of Memphis and Bud Inman (Linda) of Moss Point; eleven grandchildren, Jessica Duncan Inman, Bethany Duncan Baxter, Melissa Duncan, Kimberly Duncan, Lydia Duncan Smith, Brittany Jones Lane, Alex Jones, Sara Jones, Courtney Henderson Serio and Cessley Ruth Bennett; ten great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, July 21, at Inverness United Methodist Church in Inverness. Burial will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery.
Burton Funeral Home of Indianola has been entrusted with arrangements.