Harvey Honeycutt Jr. was born in Modesto, California on January 19, 1922 and was reunited with his beloved wife, Beverlee, on October 21, 2013 after a graceful, peaceful and dignified end to his months-long battle with cancer. During World War II
, Harvey served bravely and gallantly as a captain in the Unite States Army Air Corps, piloting his P-38 through 66 successful missions over Europe. He earned many military awards and medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross. His love of country and service to America would always remain as the proudest accomplishments of his life. After a career in the construction field, Harvey and his wife retired to Oregon where they spent the next 30 years admiring their beautiful sunsets, enjoying participation in the competitive cribbage circuit, and making devoted friends of every person they ever met. His love of cribbage earned him the title of National Grand Master in 1989. Those who knew Harvey will remember his friendly nature, sweet smile, easy-going spirit, sense of humor, beautiful singing voice, love of playing games with his many friends and family members, and his zest for life. Harvey is pre-deceased by his beautiful and loving wife and companion of 67 years, Beverlee Jean Ballard Honeycutt, his son, Dennis Honeycutt and his daughter, Patricia Arp. By his own request, no services will be held. Memorial contributions are encouraged to be made in his name to Hinds Hospice in Fresno, CA, and Dignity Health in Santa Maria, CA. Harvey is survived by his sons, Michael Honeycutt of Fresno, Jeffrey Honeycutt of Sparks, NV, his daughter, Cathleen Self or Fresno and his sister Helene Smetana of Santa Maria. Also surviving are his two grandchildren, Bryan Arp and Alan Arp, and one great-grandchild, Riley Arp, all of Sparks, NV.