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Brother of tornado victim remembers his 'best friend'

Robert Harmon was killedin the EF3 tornado that hit Brookport on Nov. 17. Robert Harmon was killedin the EF3 tornado that hit Brookport on Nov. 17.
Billy Harmon says he and his brother were best friends. Billy Harmon says he and his brother were best friends.
Billy says Robert's home in Unionville was no match against Sunday's tornado. Billy says Robert's home in Unionville was no match against Sunday's tornado.
BROOKPORT, IL (KFVS) -

The town of Brookport will forever be changed after last week's tornado.

As the town begins to rebuild, families of the three victims try to cope with the loss as best they can.

Billy Harmon, the brother of Robert Harmon, describes his relationship with his younger brother. He was his best friend.

While he says he is still in shock after learning about his brother's death, he says it's knowing that one day he will see him again that gets him through the day.

Brothers and co workers, for 16 years Billy and Robert sat across each other at the same lunch table.

"It was sad walking in the door because I knew he wasn't going to be here," Billy said.

Now only his car sits in the Wahyne Supply Company parking lot in Paducah.

"He was really a great guy to be around."

Described as a family man and one of the biggest Nascar fans, Robert Harmon leaves behind a son and daughter.

"He would give you the shirt off his back, anything he could do to help you, he would," said Billy.

And countless memories for the two brothers, Billy says he will never forget.

Billy says his home in Unionville was no match against Sunday's tornado, and there's still a lot to be cleaned up, but the town's support has made it easier for him and his family to get through this difficult time.

"The outpouring, everything that has been donated and all of the help that we have received, it's very much appreciated."

Scholitta Burrus and Kathy George are the two other victims who were killed in Massac County.

Six people died statewide from Sunday's tornado.

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