Harvey R. Fitzgerald

October 8, 1930May 6, 2014

Harvey R. Fitzgerald went to be with our Lord and Savior on May 6, 2014 at home with his family. He was born October 8, 1930 to the late Clinton Fitzgerald and Florence and John Puckett. Harvey took great pride in being the owner and operator of Fitzgerald Tire of Waynesboro for 50 years. He achieved all of his dreams. Having served his country proudly with the U.S. Army he was a part of the 24th Infantry Division in Korea with the Task Force Smith Army from November 26, 1948 until May 26, 1952. His list of accomplishments and awards while serving in the military where most notably receiving The Purple Heart Medal for his time in Korea, Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star Medal, American Presidential Unit Citation, Korean Service Medal with Bronze Star, United Nations Service Medal, Korean War Medal, National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal 2nd Award, Expert Badge 50 Cal Machine Gun, Marksmanship Badge M-1 Rifle and Sharp Shooter Badge 30 Cal Carbine. He enjoyed talking with his customers and friends, playing guitar, camping, fishing and most of all spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sons, Dale, Russ and Mike Fitzgerald; two daughters, Diane Painter and Tammy Witt; three brothers, Arthur, James, Gilbert Fitzgerald; one sister, Rosie Langley; a very special friend, Adrian Barber. Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Shirley Fitzgerald; three sons, Gary and wife, Amy, Steve and wife, Cheryl, Tommy and wife, Dana; four daughters, Kim Campbell and husband, Tony, Vicky Lam, Lisa Phillips and husband, Marvin and Beth Fitzgerald all of Waynesboro; two daughter-in-laws, Jane and Kathy Fitzgerald; one brother, Morris Puckett and wife, Shirley; two sisters, Elizabeth Craig and Evelyn Milstead and husband, Harry; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; special aunt-Louise Puckett; as well as many close friends. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 618 W. Main St., with Pastor Louise Puckett officiating. Burial will follow in Augusta Memorial Park. Military honors will be provided graveside by the American Legion Post #340. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Friday, May 9, 2014 at the funeral home and other times at his residence. Active pallbearers will be Tony Campbell, Jessie McCambridge, Ross Price, Brian Marks, Al Gross and Kenny Harris. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help assist Raygan S. Batton, C/O Donna Abshire, P.O. Box 624, Crimora, VA 24431, Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 215, Fishersville, VA 22939, Staunton-Augusta SPCA, 33 Archery Lane, Staunton, VA 24401 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting Arrangements under the direction of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes Waynesboro Chapel, Waynesboro, VA.


  • Visitation Friday, May 9, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 10, 2014

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Wilma Morris

May 19, 2014

So sorry to hear Harvey has passed. May the family remember the good times.And may God bless them.

Greg Jones

May 17, 2014

Kim, sorry to hear about your Dad. I always enjoyed talking to him and looking at his pictures on the wall when I was at the shop. He was a sharp businessman and always took care of the customer. He was a true American!

Billy Gale

May 13, 2014

To Harvey's Family: I'm real sorry to read of his passing...Harvey was a real gentlemen and will be greatly missed...Prayers are sent to you all. Billy Gale

Gerri Cash

May 12, 2014

Kim....Sorry to hear of your dad's passing. May god be with you and your family in the difficult weeks and months to come. Harvey was such a kind man, I enjoyed talking with him and hearing his stories at the garage. May you all find peace in knowing his suffering is thru and he watches over each of you, until you are together again. He will be missed by many!!

Katrina & Frankie Wilson

May 10, 2014

May memories comfort you and bring you peace during this very difficult time.

Sissy and Ronnie

May 10, 2014

Sending thoughts and prayers. We will miss him too.

Donna Abshire

May 9, 2014

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Donnie Clark

May 9, 2014

We are sorry for your loss. Harvey was a good man and he will be truly missed. Shirley and Kim, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers If there is anything we can do please do not hesitate to call me.

charles johnson

May 9, 2014

will miss u very deeply your dear friend was proud to serve our coúntry with you.

May 9, 2014

Kim, we are so sorry to hear about your dad, I enjoyed sitting and talking to him when we came to get tires. He will be missed. Bob and Rachel Grissom and family