Graveside services for Garry Windham Harvey, 76, of Lucedale will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 10 a.m. in Woodard Cemetery in Lucedale.
He was born July 31, 1943 in Laurel. He died on July 12, 2020. He loved literature and writing. He taught English, Literature and Foreign Language at West Jones High School in Laurel. After receiving his Counseling and Psychology degree, he was a counselor at West Jones High School for several years. Later in his career, Garry led the Jones County School counselor team. His leadership for the counselors was enlightening, motivating and contributed to the growth, knowledge and skills of the counselors.
Years later, he was employed in the role of Special Education director where he served until his retirement. He helped many people in his life such as students in high school and former students seeking a college degree who reached out for help. He always said, “One can never go wrong helping others.” He loved his grandson and great- grandchildren with his whole heart. They were blessed to have such a wonderful grandfather.
His family will miss him greatly and remember the help, guidance and encouragement he gave them through his quotes, wise words and outstanding example. They will remember his welcoming smile and that he was the best.
“The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.”
He is survived by grandson Jamie Miller of Milton, Fla., and great-grandchildren Brooklyn Miller, Cooper Miller and Easton Miller. He is also survived by nieces and nephews Lynn Lee Ward and Karen Ward, Steve Stevens, John Miller, Macy Miller, Raeleigh Miller, Reed Miller, Jessica Miller and Robin Miller.
He was preceded in death by his wife Johnnie Lou Harvey, father George C. Harvey, mother Ruth Harvey; sisters Nina Bea Holifield, Ina Rea Jones and brothers G.C. Harvey and Paul W. Harvey.
Interment will be held in the Woodard Cemetery.
Sigler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.