Funeral service for Mr. Veston Monroe ""Tenny"" Harvey, 86, of Gary, Texas will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2011, at 10:00 am at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roy Platt officiating. Burial will be at Corinth Cemetery.
Mr. Harvey was born on April 9, 1925, in the Wilder Community, Texas to the late Jones Jefferson and Sallie Anderson Harvey.
Veston was a long time member of Corinth Cemetery Board. He farmed most of his life but worked for Texaco for 20 years before retiring and was a member of the Garrett Springs Chirstian Church and currently was attending Woodland Christian Church in Timpson.
Being a farmer, he spent a lot of time outdoors, doing this he gained a love of fishing and gardening through out his life. Being civic minded he served his community on the Gary School Board.
Veston is survived by his wife of 59 years, Esther Marie Harvey of Gary, Texas; a son, Emmett Harvey and wife, Gayle of Gary, Texas; a daughter, Sandra Abernathy and husband, Gene of Carthage, Texas; four grandchildren, Kathryn Stamps and husband, Ryan, Karyn Smith and husband, Tim, Tammy McFarlin and husband, Michael and Timothy McKnight; and six great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Elton E. ""Short"" Harvey and his wife Sue of Longview. In addition to his family he is survived by a host of other extended family and close friends.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Donnie Lee, Ralph and Burtis Harvey; two sisters, Vera and Bonnie.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Harvey, Owen Harvey, Wesley Boren, Burke Moreland, Michael Johnson, Tommy McKnight. Honorary pallbearers will be Garland Downing, Johnny Woodfin, Jerry Woodfin, Jr., Butch Trala, Tom Amos and Don Amos.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, from 6-8 pm at Taylor Funeral Home.
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