Richard Clark Harvey

December 11, 1964August 6, 2018

Richard Clark Harvey (Rick), 53, passed away on August 6, 2018, after being hit by a car. He graduated from Bearden High School and participated in football and track.

Preceded in death by his father, Richard Harvey (Dick). Survived by his mother, Becky C. Harvey; daughters, Chelsea Penticuff (Cody), Ashlyn BreAnne Harvey; sister, Helen (Mickey) Buchanan (Scott); grandchildren, Aubree, Jax and Teagan Penticuff; aunts, Leesa Clark, Kay Harvey Sansom (John); uncles, Al Harvey (Nancy), Bill Harvey; nephews, Scott and Jacob Buchanan; fiance, Angie Cox Davis; mothers of daughters, Tammy Harvey and Kim Irons.

Thanks to all friends and family for sharing his love, compassion and his big heart.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Saturday, August 11, 2018 with a Celebration of Life to follow at 7:00 pm at Berry Highland Memorial, 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Services officiated by Minister Sherry Boles.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Rick's name to


  • Gathering of Friends Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 11, 2018

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Marianne Knoph Smotherman

August 12, 2018

Dear Becky,
I was so very sorry to hear of your unimaginable loss of Ricky. Dave and I send our deepest sympathy.
Marianne Knoph Smotherman

Jay Webb

August 11, 2018

Well, I'm sorry to hear about my old friend, Ricky. My first memory of Rick was on the basketball court in the old CBFO league when we were 12 years old. Later, I met him when he used to come over to the Majors' house in Concord Hills, and we'd get some good pick up games going with other neighborhood kids. I'll always remember Rick as a friendly and outgoing guy. He was certainly a great athlete, and fun to be around. Rest in peace, my friend, and my deepest condolences to Rick's family and his closest friends.

Hoyle Ragsdale

August 11, 2018

Dear Becky and Family,

Deepest sympathy for your loss. I will be praying for you and family.

Hoyle Ragsdale, BHS 61

Cathryn Wilmott (Clark)

August 11, 2018

I have such fond memories of Ricky when we were growing up. I first met him when he was a sweet little baby (only 3 months old) at my Granny Mae's house on Highland Ave in March 1965 when I was a little girl. My dad was in the army and our family came over to visit our American relatives on home leave from Germany.
The next time we visited was 1968 and little Mickey was just about a year old. I always remembered how cute and adorable they were and what a beautify family my cousin Becky had. Ricky was such a bright little spark: so friendly, kind, athletic and good looking that I'm not surprised he grew into the wonderful man described here by his many friends and relatives.
One of my favorite things to do was to go to the barn where my Uncle Pud let us ride his horses. Ricky and my little brother Peter would ride on Joe Boy, the pony, and my Uncle Pud would take us for rides on his horse Sally while we enjoyed barbecues and family stories well into the evening.
Peter and little Ricky were partners in crime too and once when we were at their lovely lake house, the two boys took the row boat out on the lake just as a storm was brewing in the background. Everyone was worried as they couldn't be seen but thankfully they were spotted and brought back before things got worse.
The last time I saw Rickey was in the year 2000 when we had a Clark Family reunion in Gatlinburg and he was as charming and congenial as I had always remembered him.
Becky, Leesa, Mickey, Ashlyn, Chelsea, all the family and Angie - our hearts go out to you and we send you our love and prayers. I know that you lost Dick not so long ago but I am confident that your faith in God will now give you the strength and resilience that you will need to carry on in both Ricky's and Dick's memories. May you find comfort in your loving family and in all those who care deeply about you.

Theresa & Fenton Stephens

August 10, 2018

We are so sorry to hear about Rick.He was a great person with a big heart.

Bayard Erskine

August 10, 2018

Becky I never had the opportunity to meet Ricky but I feel know him through both his parents. Dick, you and myself all lived in Westwood together and all attended BHS. From what I’ve read above and his picture, he was good looking, had that smile, charisma and plenty of friends—just like his parents. Becky I know losing Dick was hard enough, but losing a child suddenly is beyond grief. All I can say, “I’m so very sorry; there are no words”. Love you so much.

Enos Lawson

August 9, 2018

I have known Ricky all of his life. He grew up with Randy, Kim, and Cherie, my children. I still live across the street from his mom. He was the kindest most respectful person I've ever known. He would always ask me if I needed anything and to let him know if I did. I believe you are at peace, Ricky. May the angels keep you until we meet again. My heart aches for the family. I know the unspeakable sorrow they are experiencing and I'm praying for God to give them the strength and courage they need to endure. I couldn't ask for better neighbors. May God comfort you, Ms. Harvey. I'm here if there is anything I can do.

Delores Clark Mann

August 9, 2018

Becky, just read the wonderful memories shared about your son. You were blessed to have such a loving young man in your life. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and us ‘64 BHS girls are here for you.

Steve and Kandy Cooper

August 9, 2018

Our hearts are shattered from the loss of Rickey. He was a kind, loving man that would do anything for anyone. We pray for peace and comfort that only our Lord can provide, for the entire family and his beautiful fiance Angie.

Lori Gallagher

August 9, 2018

My sincere condolences to Ricky's family & loved ones. He was a friend of mine " back in the day" . We all had great High School memories of hanging out, having great laughs, pool at Brunswick Billiards, and just living life. I lived away for many years and haven't kept in close touch with very many from those days, but I cherish great memories. May God hold the family closely and give His peace that passeth all understanding. My prayers will be with your family . Lori