OBITUARY

William L Harvey Sr.

January 30, 1939October 30, 2020
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William Lee Harvey Sr (Preacher Bill Harvey), 81, went home to be with the Lord, on October 30, 2020. He was surrounded by his children and his loving wife of 61 years. Bill was born on January 30, 1939. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lovella Harvey, and sister Barbara Bell. Preacher Harvey was survived by his wife Barbara Neil Hall Harvey, two brothers, Donald and James, four children: Janice Smith and husband Dale, William L. Harvey Jr. and wife Anita, Monica Beavers, and Valerie McDaris and husband Zeb, thirteen grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren.

Bill was a native of East Tennessee. He proudly and honorably served in the U.S. Army, and later retired from Knoxville News Sentinel as a printer. Having given his life to the Lord Jesus Christ, Preacher Harvey served his Lord faithfully in the Knoxville Area for over fifty years.

Bro. Bill will be treasured as a loving husband, cherished father, and precious Papaw to his family. To his Christian family, he will be remembered as Preacher Harvey, the weeping preacher who shouted, “well glory”.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 12-2pm at Berry Highland Memorial, 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37919. A funeral service will be held at 2pm with Pastor Zeb McDaris, Joseph McDaris and Pastor Larry Lewis officiating. Graveside services will follow in Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery. Friends may leave their thoughts and memories at www.berryhighlandmemorial.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020

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Bob Haynes

November 17, 2020

I appreciated his ministry and service to the Savior.

Donnie Moore Jr.

November 17, 2020

He was a modern day Paul who took a young Timothy under his wing. I will forever cherish his memory. God bless you sister Barbara.

Estelee Henderson

November 17, 2020

Bill was and is still a great man. He loved the LORD and he lead me to Christ when I was 35 years old. That was 40 years ago. He ran the race and he finished the course. Now he is home at last.

David Parker

November 17, 2020

Brother Bill Harvey was a dear friend for many years. He was always a joy to be with in the meetings we were able to enjoy with him and his dear wife. We will miss hearing his voice lifted in praise to our Lord until we are together again.

Connie Eldridge

November 11, 2020

Monica and I grew up to be best friends, Bill got me into church and I was baptized by Bill. Barbara and Bill took me into there home, fed me omg Barbara's spaghetti was AWESOME! I spent more time in their home and church than my own lol, Brother Bill was a great preacher and my family will miss him very much. Rest in Heaven, say hi to my momma and Jesse.🇺🇸 And thank you for our freedom amen.

mike Goodson

November 11, 2020

He was a good man and stayed faithful to the Word off God

Amy Caudill

November 11, 2020

I only met Bro. Bill Harvey a couple of times when I was in my teens. He came to one of our church's camp meetings in MS. What an adventure those were! This particular year, I had the pleasure of driving my car to lead Bro. Bill and Bro. Zeb and Valerie to the house they were going to stay in for the week. When we arrived, you had to avoid the large gulleys in the driveway. This, along with our huge mosquitos and my fast teenage driving, gave Bro. Bill enough comedic fodder to write a story in which my car disappeared into a huge hole, only to be brought out by a giant mosquito! He gave me lots of laughs that week. That is what I remember most: joy. He was full of joy and he shared it freely with others. The joy of the Lord shone in his life and in his worship. I know he will be truly missed here on earth, but I can only imagine the ultimate joy he is experiencing right now! Until we meet again, may we all share the joy of the Lord with those we meet here below.

Jessica West

November 11, 2020

Some of my best memories of Papaw are
those warm hugs where he would rub his beard whiskers on my neck make me to make me squirm and laugh and the trips I would take with him in the summers to swim in the mountains. How about unwrapping Christmas presents being being able to read the comics at the same time or watching Mamaw unwrap about five boxes to get her present he wrapped for her. We will miss you and your humor!!! I love you and can’t wait to see you again one day.

Barney Bryant

November 2, 2020

I will always remember the first time Brother Bill, his wife Barbara and his sister Barbara came to our church, the Parkway Baptist Church in Deep East Texas (Carthage). We had a good time in the Lord. After that we became walking buddies when we were at the Denham Baptist Church in Waynesboro, MS
Brother Bill and Sister Barbara were both a blessing to us. I am sure there is rejoicing before the throne of God for one of HIS saints has come

Deniece McDaris

November 2, 2020

My husband and I will never forget Bro. Bill Harvey.
#1 because he gave his baby daughter to our son to wife. She is one of the sweetest women we have ever know, a wonderful Mother and her talents cannot be numbered. We love her dearly.
#2 because of his great love for the Lord. I will never forget how he rejoiced when the presence of the Lord became real in a service. He would walk the isle of the church house waving his handkerchief with tears of joy running down his face.
It is such a comfort to know Sis. Barbara, Valerie, her siblings, grandchildren and great grandchildren have this great promise that they will meet again soon on Heavens’s bright shore.

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