Roy Harvey, 80, of Miller, died Sunday, August 3 at his home. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 8th at the First Methodist Church in Miller. Visitation will be Thursday, August 7th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Rembold Funeral Home in St. Lawrence. Burial will be at Morningside Cemetery in Ree Heights.
Roy Harvey was born on the family farm south of Ree Heights to Grover and Myrtle (Fawcett) Harvey on October 26, 1933. He attended country school and worked on the family farm until joining the Army in 1956. While in the Army, Roy was a mechanic in Washington, D.C. Roy transferred to the reserves in 1958, and returned to the farm in Ree Heights where he met Sharon McCue. They were married on May 19, 1959. From this union 3 children were born, Vanessa, David and Mark. Roy was honorably discharged from the Army in 1962.
Roy and Sharon farmed until moving to Steamboat Springs, Colorado to operate a motel. In 1987 Roy and Sharon moved back to Miller. Roy returned to carpentry work and helping Sharon at the golf course. He lost the love of his life, Sharon in 1996. He later reunited with Mona Sue, sharing a life with her until her passing in 2010.
Roy enjoyed working on the family farm in Ree Heights, racing, his kids sporting events, snowmobiling, dances, camping and traveling cross country to see his kids. Roy was a member of the United Methodist Church in Miller.
Those who were honored to call him dad included daughter, Vanessa (Jim) Langlais of Chino Hills, California; sons, David (Jane) Harvey of Chandler, Arizona, Mark (Tisha) Harvey of Huron, South Dakota; grandchildren, Tera (Mike) Lowery, Tony Oldfield, Dylan (Shayna DuBois) and Ryan Harvey; great granddaughter Ella Lowery; special friend Darlene Cox of Miller; many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wives Sharon and Mona Sue, brothers, Orin, Clyde, Bill and Kenny, sisters, Carrie Soden, Nina Adams, Carol Schnabel, Edna Wiedenbach and Mabel Blake.