James M Harvey

March 6, 1927July 14, 2014

James (Jim) Mitchell Harvey went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 14, 2014. Jim was born March 6, 1927, in Waldo, Florida, to Brainard M. and Mamie Forsyth Harvey. Growing up in Waldo, he met and later married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Nellita Cowart of Williston, Florida. Jim attended Riverside Military Academy, was a United States Marine, and graduated from University of Florida School of Pharmacy.

In 1950 he and Nell moved to Tallahassee with a birddog and cedar chest, in their Model A Ford. They became pioneer members of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and the Burleigh Law Sunday School Class.

He practiced pharmacy and co-owned Burdines Drug Store for 35 years until his retirement in 1988. One of his greatest joys was raising and training his bird dogs. In 1988, Jim began a second "career" when he went to work for close friends, Janie and Cottie Davison, managing Pine Woods Plantation, Gem Land Company, in Jefferson County. Many happy years of hunting and raising birddogs followed until he retired at 84 years of age and returned to Tallahassee.

Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years Nell, parents "Popie" and Mamie Harvey", a brother Brainard Harvey and sister Murial Harvey Turner. He is survived by a daughter, Janice M. Harvey, a son, Bryce M. Harvey (Terri), and seven grandchildren: Karlee H. Copeland (Jeremy), Haley H. Clifton (Kyle), Erin H. Chapman (Mike), Carson H. Smith (Kirk), Julie James, Jamie R. Bellamy (Mike) Logan Roy Rhodes, a sister, Myrtice H. Stolz of Winter Haven, Florida, and four great grandchildren, wonderful caretakers, and a host of extended family and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 18, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Culley's Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida, 32308, or Tallahassee Teen Challenge, 4141 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida, 32311.

Arrangements under the direction of Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Tallahassee, FL.


  • Memorial Service Friday, July 18, 2014

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Doug Anderson

August 5, 2014

Janice and Bryce, I was very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a very special man and we will all miss him.

Lane Green

July 21, 2014

So very sorry to hear about Mr Harvey one of my very favorite people I worked closely with for more than 20 yrs at Tall Timbers. Also sorry I missed the fact that he had died would have certainly visited the family and attended his funeral He and my Dad hunted together some way back as I was growing up. His wit humor and good nature will certainly be missed by all who knew him well. Thoughts and prayers to all the family in this difficult time. Also if there was any memorial options for contributions I would like to know. Didn't see any in the brief pbit on-line Thanks and God Bless, Lane Green

Laura Mullinax

July 19, 2014

Janice and family, I was sorry to hear of your Father's passing. I will always have fond memories of the best pharmacist in Tallahassee at Burdines Drugs on Thomasville Rd. Growing up in Tallahassee, one of my classic memories! Keeping you in our prayers, Laura Winterle Mullinax & Marty Mullinax

Cathy Schroeder

July 18, 2014

Love, love, love to Janice and the grand babies. Jim was a hoot and will be missed.

Leila McClure

July 18, 2014

I often think of Mr. Harvey and his warm and friendly nature everytime I went in to Burdines - oh how I miss Burdines still! My sister Mary Ann worked there and adored Mr. Harvey too. Hugs and prayers for the family.

Jim & Kathryn Holland

July 18, 2014

Kathy & I are saddened to hear of Jim's passing. Kathy is grateful for the opportunity that the Burdines crew gave her as a Pharmacy Intern. In all the years I had known Jim we never discussed educational background. (He was a pharmacist is all I knew) I was floored to learn that we had a shared experience of Riverside Military Academy. Small world. Our thoughts and prayers are for you all during this time of grieving. May He grant you strength, peace, grace and healing.

Wynn Black

July 17, 2014

very sorry for your loss Jim was a good man and we will miss him.

David F. Lee

July 17, 2014

In appreciation for and in honor of Jim's service to our Country and the United States Marine Corps.

Semper Fi Jim...
David F. Lee
Marine Corps League, Arthur R. Meyer, Jr. Detachment 472

July 17, 2014

Dear Janice, Bryce, and family, I was saddened to hear of Mr. Harvey's passing. I think about him often, and the fond memories we have of him and Ms. Nell here in Waukeenah. I know he leaves a void in your hearts, and I am praying for God's blessing of peace for you all.

Carol Buzbee and all the friends at Waukeenah Fertilizer & Farm Supply

Ben Cowart

July 17, 2014

Jamie and Mike,

I am saddened at the loss of Mr. Jim. I will always have fond memories of making his breakfast and talking with him as I raked pine straw at his house. He was a good neighbor and wonderful friend. We will miss this true Southern Gentleman.