William Byron Harvey

July 7, 1942July 31, 2014
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Mr. William Byron Harvey, born in Quitman, MS on July 7, 1942, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Mr. Harvey was a native of Jackson, MS and was a longtime resident of Mobile, AL. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lucian A. and Mary Florence Patton Harvey. Mr. Harvey is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sylvia Abernethy Harvey, son, Dr. William Byron Harvey, II, brother, Lucian Alston Harvey Jr. (Jerri Jeter), his nieces, Lisa Harvey White and Robin Harvey and their families and many friends. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University where he was a member of Sigma Chi and received his J.D. from the University of Mississippi and received his Masters of Tax from New York University. While at Ole Miss he was persuaded to run for Senior Class President by his classmate Trent Lott and Trent would run for President of the Law School, Bill won, Trent lost. Bill spent several years with failing health, always pushing through, just like the Energizer Bunny…kept on running. Bill was active in his community serving on many civic and charitable committees/boards. He was on the Board of Directors, Mobile Country Club, Board of Directors, The Salvation Army, Mobile Command, General Counsel, Mobile Better Business Bureau, Counsel/Secretary, John Will Scholarship Society, Historic Mobile Preservation Society and Mobile Bar Association Ethics Committee. He was also involved with the Southern Pension Conference, Board of Directors, Isle Dauphine Country Club, Mobile Bar Association, Professional Relations Committee, Alabama Bar Institute Committees, Alabama Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Mobile Tax Bar Association, and on the Board of the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame. He was a member of a Mystic Society, Red Elephant Club, Athelstan Club, Division Chairman, Boy Scouts of America, was a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club of Mobile, Propeller Club, Port of Mobile and the Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans, LA. Mr. Harvey was a member of Dauphin Way United Methodist Church. He retired as a partner with Armbrecht Jackson LLP after almost 40 years of service. He wrote the charter for the Pinehurst Golf Resort in Pinehurst, NC. The family would like to thank the staff and nurses at Mobile Infirmary for their loving care of Bill, and a special thank you to his nurses in the CCU, Jackie, Amalieah and Krissi. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 4, 2014 at Dauphin Way United Methodist Church, Mobile, AL from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the church chapel at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Pine Crest Cemetery. Donations may be made to The Salvation Army or Mobile Animal Shelter in Mr. Harvey’s memory. A celebration of Bill Harvey’s life will be held at the Athelstan Club in Bienvielle Square following the interment. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Monday, August 4, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 4, 2014

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Joe Sirmon

August 11, 2014

Our deepest sympathy. Love Joe and Lois Sirmon

August 6, 2014

My sympathy goes out to the family during your time of grief. May God's loving-kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time. (Psalm 119:50,76)

Charles Hooker

August 5, 2014

Sylvia ...

I've been out of touch the past few days and have just learned of Bill's passing. Although I've only had one brief visit with him in recent years, I've frequently thought of him and recalled the influence he had on me when we were younger.

Bill was four years my senior ... perhaps not very much difference at the age we are now, but quite significant when we were in our teens and early adult years. He was an important role model for me, and I treasured our friendship. It was because of Bill that I broke from my pack of high school friends and went to Mississippi State to pledge Sigma Chi. It was only natural to want to be like Bill Harvey, and it was a good thing to want!

I will miss him, and I'll always remember him with gratitude. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Charles Hooker

August 5, 2014

Dear Sylvia, I have just learned of your husband's death and want you to know how very sorry I am. I hope one of these days we can catch up on the past fifty years. Will be praying for you and your son. Paula Terrell Prysock

Stephini Chapman

August 5, 2014

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Bill. I worked for him years ago at Armbrecht, Jackson and remember so well how proud he was of Beau. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sue Hamby Cooke

August 4, 2014

Sylvia I am so sorry to hear of your loss! Bill was such a dear man! I pray that you may be comforted by the hero Bill was to so many! I truly was blessed having him in my life during my very difficult times!
Sue Hamby Cooke

Edward Mc Dermott

August 4, 2014

I am deeply saddened and shocked by Bill's passing since recently seeing one another. I will remember him and you in my prayers.

August 3, 2014

Sylvia and Beau, Saddened by the loss of Bill. So many happy and funny times come to memory. He was such a thoughtful guy.
Blessings to you both,
Martha and Bob Fulcher

Bill McMurtray

August 3, 2014

Through sorrow, my thoughts and prayers go out to the Harvey family.

Bill and I became friends when we were ten years old and I will always remember him as one of the finest gentlemen that I have ever met.

John and Elaine Todd

August 3, 2014

Sylvia and William - We are saddened by Bill's death. He was a good and loyal friend and a servant in his community. We will miss him. We pray for God's comfort during your time of healing.