Henry Coolidge Harvell

May 17, 1926June 17, 2012

Henry Coolidge Harvell, 86, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2012 in Winston-Salem. He was born on May 17, 1926, in Willow Springs NC, beloved son of Clarence Cleveland Harvell and Lula Adams Harvell.

Henry always said he was just a “farm boy”. He graduated from Fuquay Springs High School in 1943, and attended Campbell College, Buie’s Creek, NC in 1948 and graduated from Hogle’s Secretarial School. Henry was a veteran of the US Navy, where he earned his Radioman Certificate and later became a member of the American Radio Relay League, Inc. He was a long time truck driver and enjoyed attending Westover UMC. Henry loved helping others, whether it was assisting neighbors or family members with yard work, or delivering meals with Meals on Wheels. He will be greatly missed and loved by all who knew him.

He was predeceased by his wife, Geraldine Sanders Harvell; his brothers, Cecil, Sherlon, and Cleo; his sisters, Mildred, Iola, and Louise; and his step son, Ernest Wiggins.

Henry is survived by his nieces, Darlene Harvell, Diana Wentz, Cindy Blackburn, and Joyce Caudle; his nephews, Steve Harvell, Clifton Harvell, and Eugene Harvell. He will also be missed by his step children, Bill Gerock and his wife Holly and daughter in law, Donna Wiggins and her children, Teresa, Robert and Cheryl.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am, on Saturday June 23, at Montlawn Cemetery, Raleigh NC.

Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society, in memory of Henry.

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  • Graveside Service with Military Honors Saturday, June 23, 2012

Henry Coolidge Harvell

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Tinia Duty

June 27, 2012

Henry was a special man. The first time I met him he won over my heart. He was a loving man and always willing to help others. I am so thankful I was blessed to meet and get to know him. My love and prayers go out to the family.

John & Carmen Heiser

June 24, 2012

Henry was a great neighbor to our parents and a hard working, caring man. Our sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

June 21, 2012

Henry was always loving and considerate of my Mother, Geraldine and I am very appreciative of this. He made her life very enjoyable. I loved him as well and will truly miss him.
Bill Gerock