Homer L. Harvey, Sr, 81, of Boonville passed away suddenly on Saturday, Jan. 1, at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia. Mr. Harvey was a successful businessman and decorated veteran.
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Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Davis Funeral Chapel in Boonville. Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 7, 10 a.m. at Davis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Roger McMurry officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in New Franklin with Full Military Honors.
Homer was born February 25, 1929, in Marble Hill, a son of Alvin Allison and May Della (Craycraft) Harvey of Howard County. On November 6, 1953, he married Mary Evelyn Burger of California, MO, daughter of Lucy Jane (Murphy) and Alexander "Fred" Burger. She preceded him in death on Aug. 22, 1990. Homer owned and operated Harvey Truck Line from 1954 to 1991. His son, Homer Jr., joined him in business in 1977. The business continues today as Homer L. Harvey Truck Line.
Homer is preceded in death by his wife; sisters Hazel Burton, Helen Shaw and Hilda Trexler; and brothers, Huston, Harrell, Herbert and Henry. He is survived by daughters Carla Hamilton of Boonville and Peggy Harvey of Franklin; and a son Homer "JR" (wife Deana) of New Franklin. Mr. Harvey has six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Herschel and a sister, Hester Miracle.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Homer Harvey Memorial Fund, which will be distributed to various military organizations and the Third Floor Community Living Center at the VA in Columbia. Friends can register online at www.davisfuneralchapelboonville.com.
His family greatly appreciates the excellent care he received from the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Third floor Community Living Center Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital.
Published in Boonville Daily News from Jan. 4 to Jan. 11, 2011