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Charles Edward Harvey

Charles Edward Harvey 79, formerly of Luray, Missouri passed away on Monday August 8th,
2022 in Bolivar, Missouri at the Citizens Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 25, 1943 at home in Luray Missouri to parents Howard Everett Harvey and Velma Ruth Harvey. Charles graduated from Kahoka High School with the Class of 1961 and then joined the Navy. He served on the USS Eaton from 1961-1964. He started as a Boatswain Mate and then moved to the galley as a cook. Charles’ first union in 1965 was to Joyce Grandstaff and was blessed with one son Rodney Harvey. Later in 1993 Charles married Sue Turbit.

Survivors include his son Rodney Harvey (Joni) of Luray, Missouri. Ex-wife Sue Harvey of Kahoka,
Missouri. Nephews, Michael Samples (Cheryl) of St. Jo, Texas. David Samples of Vicksburg,
Mississippi. Nieces, Angel Leenerts (Michael) of Fort Worth, Texas. And Kelly Wren (Trent) of
Quincy, Illinois. Cousins Vernon Hodges of Kahoka, Missouri, Francis Hodges (Theresa) of
Lexington, Massachusetts. and Helen St. Clair (Robert) of Luray, Missouri. Great Nieces and
Nephews Dusti and Jodi Samples, Bobbie, Kariann, Miles and Andrea Leenerts and Ian Vosse. As
well as Three Great Great Nieces.

Preceding him in death were his parents, his sister Betty Jean(Harvey)Nickel and Joyce Blackmore
the mother of his son.

Charles was a worker! He kept busy doing many things in his lifetime. Charles spent most of his time
truck driving and farming. But he also worked with bulldozing and logging in his day. Charles was
happiest working on his farm and in the woods. He enjoyed caring for animals and watching the
rabbits play but he especially enjoyed his cows. Charles built a special place for family gatherings, a
pond for fishing and camping. Lifelong memories were made there.

A Graveside Service will be held at Combs cemetery on September 3rd at 1:00 pm with a dinner to
follow at Luray Baptist Church. Please come and join us to visit about the life and times of Charles Harvey