Gerald Harvey, age 87, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, went home to meet his Lord at The Baptist Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Tuesday, January 1, 2013.
He was born the son of Scott and Gertrude (Scadden) Harvey on May 2, 1925, in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was a 1943 graduate from Central High School, St. Joseph, Missouri. He attended William Jewell College where he earned his B.A. degree. He completed a Master of Divinity at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and a Doctor of Ministry at the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. He was recognized as a master photographer by the Professional Photographers of America. On August 10, 1946, he was united in marriage to Eunice Pearl Listrom in St. Louis, Missouri. She preceded him in death on March 16, 2012. They served as Baptist Missionaries, for 24 years, in the southern African country of Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. Following their missionary service they traveled all over the world visiting family, missionary families, and seeing new places. After retirement from the mission field he worked at State Fair Community College in Sedalia in the media department and teaching photographic classes.
Gerald was a member of the First Baptist Church, Chillicothe, Missouri, and a former member of the First Baptist Church, Sedalia, Missouri. He was a member of the American EX-POW organization, serving as Past National Commander, Past Missouri Commander, Current Missouri Chaplain, and Current National Chaplain.
Survivors include five daughters: Judy Miller, and husband, Gary, of Chillicothe, Missouri, Janet Graves, and husband, Dudley, of Rome, Italy, Jill Owens, and husband, Tim, of Bangkok, Thailand, Joy Simpson, and husband, Kendall, of Olathe, Kansas, and Jennifer Wright, and husband, Bobby, of Sedalia, Missouri; 28 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Eunice Harvey.
Funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. A family visitation will be held at the First Baptist Church, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Saturday, January 5, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Friends may call at Lindley Funeral Home on Friday, January 4, 2012, from 12 noon until 8:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Missouri, on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Missouri Baptist Home and/or American Ex-Prisoners of War and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, PO Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences can be made at www.lindleyfuneralhome.com.