Anderson Harvey Jr.

  • "March 7, 2018 Mr. Harvey, It's been almost 5 years since..."
    - Davann Garrett
  • "August 21, 2015 Anderson, Today is your 79th birthday and..."
    - Davann Garrett
  • "Well Mr. Harvey, yesterday(12-25-14) was the second..."
    - Davann Garrett
  • "Anderson, My dear old friend, today is October 25, 2014,..."
    - Davann Garrett
  • "Well Mr. Harvey, Today, August 21, 2014 would have been..."
    - Davann Garrett

Anderson Harvey, Jr. was born on August 21, 1936 in Shaw, MS to Anderson and Lula M. Harvey, Sr.

He graduated from McEvans High School where he was an avid athlete which earned him the nickname Sport. Upon completion of high school, Anderson moved to Chicago where he subsequently began a long and successful career as an independent business owner for Amoco Oil. In addition to his business affiliations, Anderson was also a member of the Garden City Lodge #59, F & AM PH for 41 years.

In 1963, Anderson married Barbara Harvey (nee Porsche). In 1980 he married Claudette Brantley (nee Mitchell).

In 1984, Anderson retired and relocated to Anchorage, Alaska, where he enjoyed a second career with Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. More enjoyable was the time he spent with his sister, Linnie Dean and her family. While living in Alaska, Anderson learned to swim at age 55 and became a proficient swimmer. In 2006, he retired and returned to his childhood home in Shaw, MS.

In 2012, Anderson relocated back to Chicago due to complications from leukemia. He continued to enjoy being around his family and remained active until God called him home. Anderson never let the grass grow beneath his feet. His family often described him as free spirited. It wasn't uncommon for him to "pop up" out of nowhere and disappear almost as quickly. Ironically, this is exactly the way he exited this life on Friday, October 25, 2013.

Anderson was a devoted father, grandfather and brother. He was very proud that all 4 of his children graduated from college. He leaves to cherish his memories not only his two daughters, Tanisha and Melony Harvey, who both graduated from East High School in Anchorage, AK, but also his oldest daughter Elisher Harvey of IL, son Bryce of GA, 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, along with 3 brothers and 3 sisters. He also leaves a host of friends in Anchorage, AK, including his long-time special friend Davann Garrett and her sons, Shawn and Cory Davis.

Interment, Bethlehem #1 Church Cemetery, Shaw, MS.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, 2013