Apex Funeral Home


Harvey Lynwood Montague Sr.

September 19, 1935November 4, 2021

Harvey Lynwood Montague, Sr. September 19,1935- November 4, 2021

Harvey Montague died peacefully in his home in Raleigh surrounded by his family on Thursday night, November 4th, 2021.

Harvey was born in Knightdale to Edwin Joseph and Hilda Talley Montague. He graduated from Knightdale High School and attended North Carolina State University. Harvey was a man of bold faith, a devoted husband, and a loving brother, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was also a friend and mentor to many. He served in the National Guard as a helicopter mechanic. His love for building began at T.A. Loving Construction which started a long career as a builder and developer in central North Carolina. In 1963, he started his own company, Montague Building Company. He built countless houses and 35 churches in his earlier career until he began to focus on development in the mid 1980’s. He was a charter member of Macedonia Baptist Church and the Apex Rotary Club. He served on the Board of Directors of WakeMed Hospital for 15 years serving as Chairman for three years; Wake Technical Community College for 20 years serving as Chairman for two years; and BB&T. He served on the Board of Trustees at the YMCA of the Triangle; the North Carolina Baptist Foundation as Vice Chairman for two years; and Gardner Webb University. He was an instrumental part of multiple buildings in the community including WakeMed Raleigh, WakeMed Cary, WakeMed Healthplex in Apex, Montague Hall at Wake Tech, and the Kraft Family YMCA.

Harvey is survived by his wife of 63 years, Texanna Jones Montague, son, Harvey Lynwood Montague, Jr. and wife, Jennifer, son, Bryant Montague and wife, Sherri; grandchildren, Harvey Lynwood Montague III and wife, Annie, Dexter Montague, Trevor Montague, Tyler Montague, Caroline Pope, Collin Pope, Braxton Montague and wife, Marisa, and Lizzie Montague; great-grandson, Jones Montague; sister, Lynda Pittman.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother, and brother, Hubert Montague.

His visitation will be on Tuesday, November 9th from 4 to 7 pm at Macedonia Baptist Church, 7100 Holly Springs Road, Raleigh, NC 27606 and the Memorial Service will also be held at Macedonia Baptist Church on Wednesday, November 10th at 2 pm. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, WakeMed Foundation, Wake Tech Community College Foundation, or the YMCA of the Triangle.


  • Macedonia Baptist Church


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, November 10, 2021


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Robb Teer

November 16, 2021

Texanna, please accept Susan's and my condolences. Harvey and I crossed paths on the YMCA Board of Trustees and several real estate joint ventures. I considered him a friend and colleague. We will keep you in our prayers.
Robb and Susan Teer

Sheryl & Lanny Bynum

November 11, 2021

We send our love and prayers to Tex and family. Harvey will missed by so many. Harvey didn't just talk the talk, he walked the walk. I consider myself to be among the fortunate to know Harvey. He set an amazing example for friends and community.
Heaven has a wonderful angel now so rest in peace Harvey.

Rebecca Strother

November 10, 2021

So sorry for the loss of a husband,
Father, grandfather and great grandfather. I did not know him personally, but I know he was a person of God that had a positive influence on all his family. He will live in your memories always. Hold them close in heart and mind. My sympathy to all of you.

Glenn Pierce

November 10, 2021

Harvey was such a kind and caring man. He was always willing to help others. He was a good friend to me and I’ll miss him greatly!

Dolly Pierce

November 10, 2021

I have had the pleasure of knowing Harvey for a number of years now. He has been a vital part of our Foundation and church loan and construction program for quite some time. We are certainly going to miss him. His smile could fill a room. I will never forget how special he and Tex made me feel when they hosted our board and staff for a dinner at their lake to celebrate my tenure with the Foundation (photo). I will miss him so much, and my prayers are with all his family and friends. I love you all.


Stanley Webb

November 9, 2021

I Met Harvey in January of 1965. I became his pastor at Macedonia. I was 23 years old and was enrolled at Southeastern Seminary. He became a lifelong friend. I depended on him and Tex so much. The church was new and he gave me a summer job working with him in his new Montague Building Co. I was in a strange place, in that I was his pastor and also his employee. He treated me with respect and our friendship grew. He always encouraged me and my family. His whole family were so kind and good to us. Over the years I have returned to him for advice and he gave me his honest opinion. Even though I have not seem him in over twenty years I have had a good friend in Harvey and his family. I still love all of you (Tex). May God grant you peace.

Barbara Woodward

November 9, 2021

So sorry you lost your wonderful Patriarch. May God heal your hearts soon.
Love Barbara Woodward

Priyavadan Shah

November 9, 2021

I will never forget him and Dr Evans for their help in starting my practice in Cary as Cary Cardiology
Thank you Harvey and family.
Me and Harsha pray his Soul Rest In Peace
P m shah

Christina Cherry Dickson

November 9, 2021

Big Harvey was truly someone to emulate and remember. He was always so warm and welcoming to our family every time we were with him. He and Tex always showed a true love for family and friends. We will miss him greatly- especially in Pine Knoll Shores where we will cherish so many memories with the Montague clan. ❤️

Don Langdon

November 8, 2021

How can we (Don and Carol) begin to express our sympathy to each of you . God surely created a man who shared and made possible many things for many people. Along with you, Tex provision was made to provide health care, places to worship and too many other things to try to mention. May you find comfort in God s word, "Well done thy good and faithful Servant"