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HARVEY, John Richard "Rick" took his last flight April 2, 2021. As an airline pilot for his entire career, Rick took every opportunity to turn ordinary moments in life into an adventure. His vibrant spirit will live on through his family; his wife, Janet Harvey, who he always called "My Bride;" his daughter, Jillian Harvey-Rae, who he called "Partner;" his daughter, Jennifer Harvey, who he called "Sweetie Pie;" his daughter, Jeannette Spivey, who he called "Kiddo;" and his son, Ryan Frantz, who he called "Silly Goose." Rick always had a funny story, a joke, a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on. He lived by his motto, "If you can't be good, be good at it." His three passions in life were the open sky, his wife and family, in that order. He was a faithful and loyal husband, father, brother and friend. Rick would not want us to be sad, but he would love for us to remember him by trying to find the good in every situation and to enjoy many hearty laughs each day. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 11 am-1 pm, at Alliance Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Service to begin at 1 pm. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Published in Tampa Bay Times on Apr. 7, 2021.
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April 12, 2021
Party on Wayne
April 8, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Simone Taylor
April 7, 2021
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April 6, 2021
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April 6, 2021
Thank you for all of your stories and laughter you will be truly missed. Peace and blessings to your family and friends through this difficult time.
Kristin Meinzer
April 6, 2021
My sympathy to Ricks family and friends. RIP MY friend !
Becky Fisher
April 6, 2021
Rick was a mentor and good friend. I always enjoyed flying with him. He showed me some things which became very useful in my flying career. Many thanks and clear skies!
Larry Whitman
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