Mt. Vernon Register-News


May 2, 2014

Michael Harvey

Michael Wayne Harvey, 64, of Gower, Mo., passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

He was born May 14, 1949, to Maurice Gene and Doris Rose (McMeen) Harvey in Mt. Vernon, where he grew up and graduated from Mt. Vernon Township High School.

He attended Rend Lake Community College in Ina, and received his bachelor’s degree in speech from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He later received his master’s degree in education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas.

On Jan. 20, 1990, he was united in marriage to Becky Boyd. After their marriage they lived in Centralia, Mo., and in 2005, moved to rural Gower, Mo.

He was an active member of the Frazier Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school. Throughout his life, Mike also was on staff at various churches including serving as pastor of Harrisburg Christian Church. Most recently, Mike was the midwest territory sales manager for GenFlex Roofing Systems.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mike is survived by his wife Becky; children, Brooke Barry and husband Jeff, Travis Harvey and wife Megan and Jake Harvey and wife Laura; grandchildren, Jenna and Matthew Barry and Lauren Harvey; stepfather, Cranston Smith; brother, Steve Harvey and wife Sue; sisters, Judy Montgomery and husband Ray and Jeannie Shepherd and husband Coy; bother-in-law, Randy Boyd and wife Mary Lou; sister-in-law, Vicki Fountain and husband Gary; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Frazier Baptist Church in Gowler, Mo., with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church.

Burial will be at Frazier Cemetery, Frazier, Mo.

Memorial donations may be made to the Frazier Baptist Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower, Mo.

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