He was known simply as "Harvey." He loved God & people & sought to help & encourage others. He served instinctually with his time, electrical trade, skill with engines, & creative funneling of useful stuff to those in need. For 86 years, he noticed & appreciated others. Born in Carlyle, AK, he joined the Air Force at 18. He met Gloria, wife of 63 years, in Miami & had four children & raised twin nephews. Walter, equally loved in return, doted on Gloria with utmost tenderness. Their marriage, founded on trust & belief in God, encouraged countless couples. They were known for generosity to endless guests, who could give nothing in return, & caring for Walter's mother. In '69, they founded Arkie Electric (aka Coral Coral Cables Do-All). Later in life, they worshiped at SW Community Church. He is remembered & loved by brother Allen. Children Jake, Charity, Bruce, Katie. Nephews Derek, Darrel. 29 grandchildren & Carlyle kin. An Atlanta Celebration of his life is planned. To best honor Harvey, simply help someone in need.
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Published in Miami Herald on July 5, 2012