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Parkway Funeral Home & Parkway Memorial Cemetery

1161 Highland Colony Pkwy, Ridgeland, MS

OBITUARY

Paul A. Harvey

August 3, 1937August 21, 2012
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Major General Paul A. Harvey, US Air Force (retired), passed away on August 21, 2012 in Jackson, Mississippi. General Harvey, a native of Salt Lake City, Utah, was born August 3, 1937. He spent 32 years on active duty in the United States Air Force where he flew 160 combat missions in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, and held numerous command positions throughout the United States, Europe, Africa and the Middle East before retiring in 1991 as a command pilot with over 5,000 flying hours. Following retirement, he was an Executive in Residence and Assistant to the President of William Carey College and taught MBA studies in Management and Leadership. He was the executive Director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission from 1993 through 1998 before becoming President and Chief Executive Officer of Signature Works, Incorporated. Following that, General Harvey founded his consulting company, PDH Associates, Inc., which provided consulting services to the gaming, hotel and resort industry. He was a charter member and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Responsible Gaming from 1996 through 2004. He served as an Independent Director on the Boards of Riviera Holdings Company, Inc.; Elixir Gaming Technologies, Inc.; Cadillac Jack, Inc.; PGIC, Inc.; and Vending Data Corporation. He served as the compliance officer for Dubai World, and was a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Paul was a loving Husband, Father and brother. He was preceded in death by his youngest daughter Galyn, and leaves behind a large and loving family including his wife Dorothy Allen Harvey of Madison; his children James and wife Stephanie Harvey of Las Vegas, Nevada; Shannon Bozeman and Husband D.R. of Flora, Mississippi; Amy Milner of Ridgeland, Mississippi; and Paula Morgan and husband Henry of Flowood, Mississippi. He also leaves behind his grandchildren Paul Harvey of Las Vegas, Nevada; Trey and Emma Bozeman of Flora, Mississippi; and Andrew, Patrick, and Nathaniel Morgan of Flowood, Mississippi; his brother Neil and his wife Tina Harvey of Tampa, Florida; numerous nieces and nephews and his beloved dog Gus. He remains deeply loved and will be dearly missed.

A time of visitation will be held at Wright and Ferguson, Highland Colony Parkway on Thursday, August 23, 2012 form 5:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on Friday August 24, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Madison From 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by a memorial service at the same location. He will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, at a later date.

If you desire, and in lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a contribution to the Wounded Warrior Project or Hospice Ministries.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 23, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 24, 2012

Memories

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Will DIckson

September 19, 2012

A wonderful leader, and an even better man...there is no better definition of a True American...RIP General Harvey. Paula, if you need anything, please let me know...

Will Dickson

Ellen McKenzie

August 26, 2012

It was an honor to work for General Harvey at Ramstein and I am saddened to hear of his passing. May you find comfort in your fond memories.

August 25, 2012

General Harvey had all the qualities you could hope for in a boss when I worked for him at Keesler Air Force Base. He was a good man, kind, caring, fair, considerate, and more. I feel blessed to have known General Harvey and his family, and I deeply regret his death. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Sincerely, Clara Childress (Roswell, GA)

Elmer & Shirley Elliott

August 24, 2012

It was such an honor and privilege to know Paul Harvey. He was a most kind, considerate, and honorable man.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his lovely wife Dot, children and grandchildren. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Liz Knapp-Garland

August 24, 2012

Paula, you have been in my thoughts and prayers constantly upon learning of your father's illness and death. I will forever cherish the times I spent with your exceptional family while living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The photographs on this website are a wonderful tribute to his life. I especially enjoyed the ones that featured you and Gayln-- oh how that man loved you girls!!! No doubt he and Gayln are enjoying a reunion full of laughter in heaven. May the peace of knowing these memories will forever be yours lessen the pain of the loss.

Angela Wrather

August 23, 2012

Gen Harvey is a wonderful man and my heart goes out to the family. I loved him and Gayln so much... God Bless you all and you will be in my thoughts and prayers...

Angela Wrather and family

Mary Ann Davis(Black)

August 23, 2012

Dot, Know that we are with you in spirit and in Prayers. May God comfort you as only He can.God Bless...

Jeffrey Silver

August 23, 2012

What a wonderful, kind and honorable man. I call him a "colleague" but I do so with the understanding that Paul's accomplishments far outweighed my own. The passing of a true American hero whom I was proud to call my friend. Loved by his wife and family and respected by all with whom he worked. An officer and a gentleman, we have lost one of the finest.

Jerry Bracey

August 23, 2012

A true gentleman. A leader. A man that loved people and demonstrated it every day by his actions. It was truly an honor to have served under his command and to know him. Thank you General Harvey for all you taught me, for your friendship, and for the opportunities you gave me. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God Bless you all in the days weeks and months ahead. This is truly a sad day.

Sue Crenshaw Barron

August 23, 2012

My thoughts and prayers will be with you. Let God take this and you just enjoy the great times and the wonderful man you married. Stay strong and know you are loved.
Love you,

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