Harvey Wade McMahan

April 8, 1937June 23, 2013
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Mr. Harvey M. McMahan, 76, of Marion, went to be with the Lord Sunday, June 23, 2013, while at the Burke Hospice & Palliative Care Center, Valdese. Born April 8, 1937, in Yancey County, NC, he was a son of the late Wilson McMahan and Arle Mae Smith McMahan. In addition to his parents, Mr. McMahan was also preceded in death by a brother, Claude McMahan. Mr. McMahan was a Christian, and a member of the family of God.

Mr. McMahan leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 53 years, Norma Jean Elliott McMahan, of the home; Three sons, Roger Wade McMahan, of Marion, Ronald Wayne McMahan, of Marion, and Randall Wyatt McMahan & wife, Nancy, of Swannanoa, NC; a daughter, Sandra McMahan Brown & husband, Robert, of Titusville, FL: Three nieces, Janet Owens, Becky McMahan and Revonda McMahan; A nephew, Phillip McMahan and nine grandchildren will also cherish his memory.

Funeral Services for Mr. McMahan will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, June 28, 2013, in the McCall Memorial Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion. Burial will follow at Liberty Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

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Jenna Taylor

July 13, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Harvey's passing. Please know you remain in my prayers.

Tracy Reel

June 30, 2013

Dear Jean, I am so sorry to hear of Harveys' passing. I just want to let you know that I care a lot about you and will be thinking of you and praying for you. You are a very sweet lady. God bless.

Gary & Retha Beasley

June 28, 2013

We've only got to know Harvey during the past few years, but enjoyed precious moments in his presence

Mike and Ruth Williams

June 28, 2013

Dear Norma Jean,

We are very saddened to hear of Harvey's passing. We send our deepest sympathy to you and all of your family. May the memories of the many happy times each of you shared with Harvey give you comfort during this most difficult time. Harvey was a good man and a good friend and he will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers will be will you.

Mike and Ruth

Bobby Silver

June 28, 2013

Harvey was a great friend of my family for over forty years; always ready to lend a hand no matter what the task. I'm sure my late father considered him to be one of his best friends, and I will continue to have fond memories of him being around and always ready to help. Perhaps the most even tempered man I have ever had the pleasure to know, the world seemed to be a better place with him in it. He will be missed.

June 27, 2013

So thankful that God allowed my family and myself to know Harvey,we lived next door to them for 13 years He was a wondreful neighbor and a good friend our connection was a God connection,and they are never broken!Our prayers and thoughts are with the family always !Love you all and Be Blessed!Opal (Miller) Carrier and family ,Kingsport T.N.!

Lon J. Ledford Jr.

June 26, 2013

I have had the pleasure of knowing this precious man and his family since I was about five years old. He was like a second Father to me! It is with a very heavy heart that I must say goodbye to such a beloved person who was loved by so many! Harvey tried so very hard, to see the very best in EVERYONE! We should ALL strive to be more like he was! Harvey W. Mcmahan may be gone, but, he will NEVER, be FORGOTTEN! I really do wish I could be there with my family, to pay my respects! I am truly sorry that I can't be! I love you!

Donnie Whitson

June 25, 2013

It was with deep sadness learning of Harveys passing. i remember growing up with him often around and of his special friendship with my Dad. May God keep and comfort his family during this dark and difficult time.
thoughts and prayers
Donnie Whitson & family

Peter Nelson

June 25, 2013

Harvey was like a father to me, always there, and always had good things to say about people, you will be missed Harvey.

John & Kara Bonura

June 25, 2013

We will forever miss and cherish our precious Harvey.