Orville P. Harvey, age 90, of Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Hermitage Health Care Center following an extended illness.
A native of Avery County, North Carolina, he was a son of the late C.M. Harvey and Myrtle Harvey Perry. Mr. Harvey served in the United States Army for 22 years. He served during World War II and was at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked. Mr. Harvey retired from the military in 1962.
Following his retirement, he worked at North American Rayon Corporation. He was a longtime and faithful member of Harmony Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lonnie Stout Harvey; and a son, Danny P. Harvey.
Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Davis, of Panama City, FL, Mrs. Freida Stout, of Knoxville; three nieces Mrs. Peggy Davis and Ms. Marcella Nidiffer, both of Elizabethton, and Mrs. Angie Wade, of Panama City, FL. Several cousins and special neighbors, Willie and Judy Guinn, David Davis and Ernest â€œFuzzâ€ Oliver also survive.
The graveside service and interment for Mr. Harvey will be conducted at 12:30 P.M. Friday, April 1, 2011, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Bill Peters and Pastor Nathan Jennings officiating. Military Honors to be accorded by American Legion Post #49. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are ask to meet at the cemetery at 12:20 P.M. on Friday.
Online Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hathawaypercy.com and signing the guest book.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. Office 423 543-5544.