Harvey Richard Wishon
1935 - 2020
BORN
March 11, 1935
DIED
November 8, 2020
Wishon, Harvey Richard

March 11, 1935 - November 8, 2020

Mr. Harvey Richard Wishon, 85, of Boonville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Harvey was born March 11, 1935 in Yadkin County to the late Earl and Rosa Sizemore Wishon.

Harvey was a veteran of the US Army. He was a man of many hobbies and interests from farming to cars, trucks, planes, and buses. He was the co-owner of H&W Used Cars in Boonville. From this, he expanded to H&W Truck Sales. Harvey was a partner of H&R Tours for several years before becoming a co-owner of Southland Transportation. He then decided to slow down and look for new challenges and tackled them head on. He loved buying vintage cars/trucks and restoring them to their original make. Harvey enjoyed buying old properties and remodeling them. He had the love and passion of taking something old and bringing new life back to it. He is now in the arms of his Lord, having his restoration of his new body.

Harvey was a devoted husband, father, grandpa and friend to many. He never lost sight of the love for his family and showed them every day. His family, especially his two grandsons, were his pride and joy in life. He touched the lives of many people he knew and called his friend. For this, he will forever be in many hearts.

Surviving of the home is his wife of 63 years, Dorothy "Dot" Pendry Wishon; a daughter, Gail (Greg) Davis of East Bend; a son, Jerry (Tina) Wishon of Boonville; two grandsons, Jeremy Wishon of Boone and Jared Wishon of Boonville. Harvey also leaves behind several nieces and nephews and a God-sent angel in one very special great-niece, Ashley Doby; and his feline companion, Tink.

Due to restrictions for public gatherings, there will be no formal visitation. Friends are welcome to come sign the register without the family present Thursday, Nov. 19th from 12:00PM to 5:00PM and Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM at Gentry Funeral Service in Yadkinville. With social distancing observed and a mask recommended, a graveside service will be held at 11:00AM, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at Boonville Cemetery with Rev. Will Hamric and Rev. John Brown officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boonville Community Cemetery Fund, PO Box 166 Boonville, NC 27011.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the doctors and nurses at WFBMC for their compassion and understanding to the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.gentryfuneralservice.com.

Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the Wishon family.
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Published by Winston-Salem Journal on Nov. 19, 2020.
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Nov
19
Visitation
12:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Gentry Family Funeral Service - Yadkinville
5108 US Hwy 601, Yadkinville, NC 27055
Nov
20
Visitation
8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Gentry Family Funeral Service - Yadkinville
5108 US Hwy 601, Yadkinville, NC 27055
Nov
21
Graveside service
11:00a.m.
Boonville Cemetery
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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Harvey was a good man and will be missed by all.
Pam Sneed Rosensteel
Family
November 24, 2020
Thinking of you all. So very sorry for your loss.
Gale L. Bolin
Acquaintance
November 23, 2020
May the Lord Bless you and keep you. We are so sorry for your loss.
May your memories comfort you and Gods Love keep you all safe and warm.
William "Sam" and Deborah Swift
Friend
November 23, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Ike Hemric
Friend
November 21, 2020
Dot , Gail and Jerry
I am so sorry , Harvey was a good friend and an inspiration in life.
A man once told me the best compliment you could say about a man was call him a gentleman. Well Harvey was a good friend and a first class gentleman.
Tim Driver
Friend
November 21, 2020
Meghan Poteat
Family
November 21, 2020
Thinking of your family at this sad time.
Shirley Saunders McIntosh
Friend
November 20, 2020
Sorry we could not be with you. Thinking of you.
Rick & Elizabeth Foster
Friend
November 20, 2020
From all of us here at Life Alliance, we would like to wish our sincere condolences to Harvey's family. He was always a very kind landlord for us and was a great friend to the staff in our office. He extended many kind gestures to them, especially during the holidays. We are thankful to have had the opportunity to know him. We wish you all peace and comfort at this time of loss.
Sherry Byrd
November 20, 2020
So sorry for your loss.Prayers for the coming days!!!!!
Jeanette Miller Livengood
November 20, 2020
So sorry to hear about Harvey he was a good guy will be missed by many people
Todd Parks
November 19, 2020
I really appreciated his friendship. He was a great person to work for. He did so much for people that no one ever knew about. Am thankful that I got to see and talk with him the day before he went to the hospital. Will miss him. Barry Peeler
Barry Peeler
Friend
November 19, 2020
Dot we are so sorry to here this bad news. But know we are always here. Just remember mom is just down the road. We love
Kimberly Brandon Johnson
Friend
November 19, 2020
So sorry for the loss. They don't make them like Harvey anymore. Never knew what you would be getting into when he called. I can truly say he was my friend. I will miss him dearly.
Terry Myers
Friend
November 19, 2020
Our prayers are with Dot and all of Harvey's family. His friendship will be missed and will be a great loss to everyone who knew him. I drove buses for him and he was a great person to work for.
Larry and Betty Shamel
Friend
November 19, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Harvey was a great person. His friendship will be missed greatly.
TJ & Audrey Mayes
Friend
November 19, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers of peace for you and your family. Traci
traci ball
Acquaintance
November 19, 2020
HE WAS A GOOD MAN A GREAT FREND HE WILL SURE BE MISSED
DENNIS POPLIN
November 19, 2020
Sorry for this family's loss. Gail and Jerry. My family sends it's condolences
John Cranfill
Friend
November 19, 2020
I am so saddened to learn of Harvey's passing. Harvey was a customer for over 30 years and became a dear friend over the years. We had many lunches together and as usual , Harvey would always pick up the tab, that was just Harvey's way! My heart goes out to the family and Harvey will truly be missed by many, many people. He was the most generous person I think I have ever known! I will never forget him!!
Rudy Cranford
Crook Motor Company
Albemarle NC
Rudy Cranford
Friend
November 19, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Christine Elliott
Friend
November 19, 2020
Avonell jester Hobson
November 19, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Calvin & Vicky Dudley
Family
November 18, 2020
Sorry for your loss . We’ll keep the family in our prayers .
Tony & Sue Burcham
Friend
November 18, 2020
I was fortunate to have known and to have done business with Harvey back in the mid 80s thru the mid 90s, and always enjoyed being with him, because you knew he his word was his bond. He was a true Southern Gentleman who treated his fellow man as he wanted to be treated. Although we sort of lost track of each other through the years, Harvey was a man I thought of often because of the deep respect I had for him.
My deepest sympathy to the Family.

Ray Lambeth- Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Ray Lambeth
Friend
November 18, 2020
In loving memory of Harvey. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Harvey was a wonderful person. May God bless you and your family during this time.
Wade and Brenda Scott
Family
November 18, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Sorry to hear about your loss.
Kathy Campbell
Friend
November 18, 2020
Dot and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Harvey's passing. You have been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
Emma Bullin
November 18, 2020
My heart is very heavy to have read the loss of my very first friend in 1942. His dear mother was with my mom and Dr. Funny when my little brother was being born, Harvey and mother lived across the rd (Dobbins)
He came to play with me and keep me company, I was 4 yrs old. Harvey has always been very dear to me through church too! I stopped to see them about 5 yrs ago. Dot sorry I missed you, but you and family were still at church. May God be always in your hearts and his Angles always watch over you. In christ. Ruth Brown Kilpatrick
Ruth Kilpatrick
Friend
November 18, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Shelby & Jerry Renegar
Friend
November 18, 2020
I'm sorry to hear of Harvey's passing Dot. I helped Harvey in tobacco and cleaning up cars when I was young. He was great to work for and just a good human being.

David Cranfill
November 18, 2020