Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park

2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, NC


Harvey James Crumbley Jr.

April 17, 1940January 13, 2020

Harvey James Crumbley Jr., 79 went to be with his heavenly Father on Monday ~ January 13, 2020 at the CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, North Carolina.

Harvey was born April 17, 1940 in Charleston, SC to the late Harvey James Crumbley Sr. and Edna Bestill Crumbley.

Harvey owned his own business, Crumbley Trash Service, in Gaston County for over 50 years. He was proud to serve his country in the United States Army. He loved serving in his church but most of all he loved spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him.

Left to cherish his memories are his devoted wife of 45 years, Pauline Crumbley of Gastonia; two sons, Kevin Crumbley (Treena) of Mount Holly, Michael Crumbley of Gastonia; six grandchildren who were the apple of his eye, Aaron Crumbley (Jaci), Miranda Crumbley (Devin), Jordan Crumbley, Catherine Crumbley Grogan (Justin), Caroline Crumbley and Christin Crumbley; three great-grandchildren, Avery and Aiden Crumbley and Layla Grogan; brother, Charles Crumbley of Gastonia and sister, Trudy Maka of St. Petersburg, FL; numerous special nieces, nephews and extended family; honorary children, Kim Davis, Abbie Aizcorbe and Danny Gibson.

Harvey was preceded in death by one son, Harvey James “Jay” Crumbley III, brother, Floyd Crumbley and sister, Catherine Benfield.

A celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday ~ January 17, 2020 in the Chapel at Carothers Funeral Home, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, North Carolina.

Graveside and committal ceremony will follow in the Garden of Time at Gaston Memorial Park with Military Honors accorded by the United States Army and the Gaston County Honor Guard.

The family will receive guests from 6:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM, Thursday ~ January 16, 2020 at Carothers Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Harvey’s memory to Southern Grace Ministries Building Fund, 100 Eslynn Road, Mt. Holly, NC 28120.

The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratefulness for the special care and love given to Harvey during his time in the CHF Unit and Post IC Unit at CaroMont. They also appreciate all the prayers, calls and cards during this time from friends and loved ones.

Expressions of love and fond memories may be made on Harvey's guestbook at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com

Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is honored to be serving the Crumbley family.


  • Edna Bestill Crumbley, Mother (deceased)
  • Harvey James Crumbley Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Harvey James 'Jay' Crumbley III, Son (deceased)
  • Floyd Crumbley, Brother (deceased)
  • Catherine Benfield, Sister (deceased)
  • Pauline Crumbley, Wife
  • Kevin Crumbley (Treena), Son
  • Michael Crumbley, Son
  • Aaron Crumbley (Jaci), Grandchild
  • Miranda Crumbley (Devin), Grandchild
  • Jordan Crumbley, Grandchild
  • Catherine Crumbley Grogan (Justin), Grandchild
  • Caroline Crumbley, Grandchild
  • Christin Crumbley, Grandchild
  • Avery Crumbley, Great Grandchild
  • Aiden Crumbley, Great Grandchild
  • Layla Grogan, Great Grandchild
  • Charles Crumbley, Brother
  • Trudy Maka, Sister
  • Kim Davis, Honorary Child
  • Abbie Aizcorbe, Honorary Child
  • Danny Gibson, Honorary Child
  • Appreciation and gratefulness goes to the CHF Unit and Post IC Unit at CaroMont for their special care and love shown to Harvey.

  • Aaron Crumbley
  • Paco Aizcorbe
  • Devin Hamrick
  • Noah Oxendine
  • Daniel Helms
  • Jimmy Hunt
  • Tony Lowery
  • Danny Gibson

  • Southern Grace Ministries Building Fund


17 January

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park

2205 Williamsburg Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054

17 January

Committal Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Gaston Memorial Park

1200 S. New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC 28054


  • Receiving of Friends Thursday, January 16, 2020


Harvey James Crumbley Jr.

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Sarah Perry

January 16, 2020

Kevin and family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. With sympathy,
Sarah Perry