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Donald Eugene Harvley

Donald Eugene Harvley

December 12, 1960 - August 26, 2017     Age: 56

Donald Eugene Harvley, 56, of Fernandina Beach passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017.  He was the son of the late Furman O. and Iris Olivia Therrell Harvley; born in Cheraw, SC.  Mr. Harvley spent much of his childhood in the Baldwin, FL area but later graduated from high school in Ringgold, GA.

After high school, Mr. Harvley proudly served his county in the United States Marine Corps.  After the Marine Corps, Mr. Harvley began a career as a diesel truck service technician. He worked several years for Robert’s Diesel Service in Jacksonville and most recently worked for Tom Nehl Truck Co. for over 20 years. He was an ASE Certified Master Technician and his reputation as an expert was known by many throughout the Southeast.

He loved spending time with his wife and family, riding his motorcycle, deer hunting and fishing. However, he counted his relationship with Jesus Christ, as his Lord and Savior, as his most important relationship. He and his wife, Denese, were active members of Five Points Baptist Church in Fernandina Beach. He was also a member of the American Legion and the Moose Lodge.

He was predeceased in death by his parents and his daughter, Jessica Lee, whom he affectionately called “Baby Girl”. Mr. Harvley leaves behind his wife, Denese Branch Harvley, of Fernandina Beach; two sons, Jonathan Cole Harvley of Jacksonville, FL and SSgt. Aaron Klco, USMC,  and his wife, Summer, of San Diego, CA; two daughters, Grace Moyer and her husband, Brian, of Eastlake, OH and Angela Klco of Kent, OH; his brothers and sisters, Furman Harvley and his wife, Rhonda, of Chesterfield, SC; Stephanie Gallups and her husband, Ronnie, of Baldwin, FL; Ronald Harvley of Jacksonville, FL; Karen Poitevint and her husband, Ashley, of Tallahassee, FL; Darren Scott and his wife, Lisa, of Anderson, SC; Teresa Pass of Deltona, FL and Kenny Scott, and his wife, Regina, of Knoxville, TN; as well as seven grandchildren.

Celebration of Mr. Harvley’s life will be held Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors with Pastor Frank Camarotti of Five Points Baptist Church officiating.

The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 AM. The U. S. Marine Corps will render military honors as a part of the service.

In honor of his generous heart, the family asks in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to Baptist International Missions, in care of Don Dryden, P. O. Box 9, Harrison TN 37341-0009.

39 Condolences

  • Donna Kelly Posted August 28, 2017 1:44 pm

    So sorry for the family’s loss. God bless.

  • Sheila Lewellan keen Posted August 28, 2017 1:56 pm

    So sorry for the families loss. Prayers for family and friends

  • Carol Traini Posted August 28, 2017 3:04 pm

    So sorry for your loss. May God give you strength during this hard time. Prayers for the family.

  • Cheryle Lackowski Posted August 28, 2017 4:07 pm

    So sorry for your loss, prayers for the family!

  • Norma Petrey Schrumpf Posted August 28, 2017 4:14 pm

    So sorry got your loss. Our prayers are with the family.

  • Denise Risch Posted August 28, 2017 4:19 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Donnie had such a sweet soul. He will be missed

  • Darla Graff Posted August 28, 2017 4:48 pm

    So deeply sorry for your loss, Denese. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Carolyn Hicks Posted August 28, 2017 4:58 pm

    May God wrap his loving arms around your family and friends . My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Jennifer Boehm Posted August 28, 2017 4:58 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to the family. May God wrap his loving arms around you, and may you find peace.

  • Leah Cantrell Posted August 28, 2017 5:13 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I met Donnie through my friend Travis Clark. He was always so kind and supportive. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Lena Herediaperez Posted August 28, 2017 5:17 pm

    The world lost a great man, however, we have all gained a guardian angel! May God continue to wrap his arms around his family and friends during this difficult time! Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone that has been impacted by this tragic loss.

    American Legion Post 9

  • Charles Johnson Posted August 28, 2017 5:19 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of your loss. Donnie is a cousin and we connected over Facebook some years back. It was a joy corresponding with him after all the years. I hope you can find some comfort in your love and memories of him.

  • Doris Capps Posted August 28, 2017 5:55 pm

    In my thoughts and prayers

  • Roy Gene Roberts Posted August 28, 2017 6:10 pm

    I met Donnie through family in Hot Springs, NC. We sat at a campfire, laughed and had a wonderful time. In a short time we became friends (and motorcycle brothers). Prayers to his family. My heart is heavy for your loss. Love to Alvin and Bobby Ray.

  • Nancy & Jim Miers- Diamondhead , MS Posted August 28, 2017 6:55 pm

    Sooooo sorry to hear this!! Loved this gentle caring man to the moon and back! Always had a smile and ready to help anyone in a heartbeat!! Lived life to the fullest ! Hugs and prayers!!

  • Diane White Clemons Posted August 28, 2017 7:48 pm

    Loved Donnie like a brother, he was such a good hearted person. Growing up with him was a blessing. God bles u and the family, praying for u.

  • Penny Lane Branch Posted August 28, 2017 8:01 pm

    My heart is breaking for our family and loss of Donnie Harvley; he was truly a brother to my husband, Alvin, Aaron and Bobby Ray before he was our brother-n-law and loved his wife, Denese to the moon and back. He was a giver and one of the most unselfish people I know. You will truly be missed Donnie. No more pain and we will see you again someday in heaven our brother.

  • Scott Campbell Posted August 28, 2017 8:37 pm

    You left way to early, you will be greatly missed, thoughts and prayers to the family

  • Sheri Touchton Young Posted August 28, 2017 8:43 pm

    Donnie was a good guy. Definitely gone too soon. Prayers for the family.

  • Lisa Walker Posted August 28, 2017 9:09 pm

    There’s no words to describe the sadness of losing a dear sweet friend. I do have peace knowing that Donnie was so happy with his wife Denese and life in Fernandina. My heart goes out to all the family and friends who loved and cared about this great man.
    Donnie Harvley you will always be loved and missed by all. Now you will be home with Jess.

  • Eddie & Samantha McCormick Posted August 29, 2017 9:02 am

    “Papa Donnie” will be sorely missed….but we know he LIVED life and was loved so greatly. The adoration he displayed for Denese, his kids, and grandbabies will remain a legacy we should all hope to carry on….until we see him again! We will continue to keep you in our prayers.
    ‘The Lord is close to the brokenhearted. He comforts those who’s spirits are crushed.’ Psalm 34:18

  • Bernie Rice Posted August 29, 2017 9:58 am

    So sorry for your loss Denese. My thoughts and prayers for the family and friends.

  • Tim Scott Posted August 29, 2017 10:03 am

    I am so very sorry for your loss Denese. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the comfort of God help you through this difficult time.

  • Belinda Nobles Dailey Posted August 29, 2017 10:06 am

    Denise I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers .

  • Rob Adams Posted August 29, 2017 10:54 am

    I am so very sorry about your husband, Denese. From reading about him here and from what you’ve told me about him he sounds like he was a great man. My families thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Aaron Arnold Posted August 29, 2017 10:57 am

    I know this is an incredibly hard time and so sorry for your loss Denise. My prayers go out for you and your family.

  • Linda Deveney Posted August 29, 2017 10:59 am

    Dear Denese and family, I am holding you close in thought at this very difficult time. Wrap yourself in the love of family and friends.

  • George Mastrovaselis Posted August 29, 2017 11:36 am

    Deepest condolences to you Denese. and your family and friends. God’s strength and grace to carry you through this.

  • Ana Mallarino Posted August 29, 2017 11:38 am

    My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Difficult time bring pain that time can only heal, no words could ease what we truly feel but God is with you and may give you strength during this difficult time. “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” Psalm 34:18
    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers

  • Jay Birmingham Posted August 29, 2017 1:34 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Denese.

  • Drew Corbett Posted August 30, 2017 6:51 am

    Denese, I wish you strength at this difficult time. Myself and your Nemours family have you in our thoughts. So sorry to here this tragic news. My sincere condolences.

  • Sue Barber Hodges Posted August 30, 2017 9:23 am

    Words can not express the sorrow his passing has brought. Prayers to the family that our Lord father ease the grief and give comfort to each one of you.

  • Betty Clarkson Posted August 31, 2017 8:27 pm

    So sorry for your loss..Prayers for you and the family. May God bless you all.

  • Lacy Hilton and family Posted September 1, 2017 7:46 am

    Sorry for your lost prayers for the family

  • Mary Jane Snellgrove Posted September 1, 2017 8:13 am

    I am so broken for my family especially Denese Harvley and the children as we say goodbye to a wonderful man he just glowed in love, we’ll miss you at the dinners, we’ll miss hearing the Harley’s pull off to ride now you’ll be on every one, you’ll be one great Angel, thanks for all you did forever in our hearts Donnie Harvley

  • Marshall McCrary and Randy Tollison Posted September 1, 2017 9:52 am

    Donnie was the best – a good man who would always lend a hand and a smile. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Denese and the rest of the family.

  • Kathie Soucy Posted September 1, 2017 3:06 pm

    I’m so very sorry for you and your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Kathie

  • David Jollow Posted September 1, 2017 5:36 pm

    Denese, reading the remembrances from those who knew your husband reveal what a special man he is.. Your colleagues at Nemours continue to reach out to me and express their sorrow for your loss and their willingness to be a help to you any way they can. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

  • Sylvia Peterson Posted September 2, 2017 11:39 pm

    I have many happy memories of playing flag football, riding bikes etc., with Donnie when we lived across the street from each other and he was a good friend in high school. I know you will miss him Denese and will cherish the memories you have with him. I know he’s in a happier place. Praying fior Xhosa comfort fir you and all of his family.

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