Harold Reed Harvey, 94

Published 3:47 pm Tuesday, February 25, 2014

STAUNTON, February 25 — Harold Reed Harvey, 94, of the Legacy of Staunton and formerly of Arvonia, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014 at King’s Daughters Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born May 29, 1919 in Hinton, West Virginia, a son of the late Bryan and Lessie (Noble) Harvey.

Mr. Harvey retired in 1981 from Virginia Power as a machinist. He proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army as a Technical Sergeant, receiving an Honorable Discharge with two Purple Heart Medals, the Gold Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, the American Defense Service Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Medal, and a Bronze Star. He was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church and the Stonewall Masonic Lodge #200 in Arvonia. Mr. Harvey liked to hunt, fish, woodworking and he enjoyed making walking canes for his friends.

Surviving are three sisters, Phyllis H. Porter and husband, Dennis of Staunton, Erma H. Lewis and husband, Bud of Midland, and Marie H. Browning and husband, Earl of Hume; a special friend, Stuart Webster; a number of nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Harvey was preceded in death by his first wife, Christine (Blankenship) Harvey and his second wife, Evelyn (Snoddy) Harvey, five brothers, Jennings B. Harvey, Donald D. Harvey, Bill Harvey, Robert N. Harvey and Franklin Harvey, and three sisters, Dorothy H. Wade, Arline H. Wood and Pauline Harvey.

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The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 26 at Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 27 in Arvonia Community Cemetery, 239 Morgan’s Hill Road, Arvonia, by Pastor Steven P. Donahue with Military and Masonic Rites.

It is suggested those desiring make memorial contributions to the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, PO Box 89, Arvonia, VA 23004.

Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory, Staunton, is in charge of his arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.coffmanfuneralhome.net.