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.