SPRINGVILLE – James “Jim” Harvey, also known to his grandchildren and their friends as “Poppy”, age 69, of Springville, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015 after a two year battle with cancer. He is preceded in death by his father, Alfred P. Harvey. Mr. Harvey is survived by his mother Gatha Harvey; loving wife of 47 years, Betty Harvey; son, Richard (Mechelle) Harvey; and daughter, Sonya (Shane) Bates; four grandchildren, Steven and Brad Harvey, Ashley and Christina Bates; sister, Alice (Randy) Stone of Hueytown, AL; nieces, Alison King and Randi (Greg) Passmore of Hueytown, AL; great nieces and nephews, Jeremiah, Grace, and Faith King and Ethan Passmore. Jim served four years in the USAF as a TAC missileer. He was a faithful member of The Church of Bradford Road, The Emmaus, Kairos, and Tres Dias Communities where he served with a compassionate heart for the Lord. He took great joy and was inspired for many years by the close relationships developed in his men's small groups on Friday and Saturday mornings. Visitation and celebration of life will be held at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville, AL on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by his celebration of life at 12:00 p.m. Jim Harvey's celebration of life will be directed by Pastor Rodney Davis of The Church at Bradford Road and Pastor Jerre Rhoades of Clearbranch United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Birmingham Tres Dias (Camp Kendricks Fund) c/o Joel Hicks, Treasurer, 340 Heritage Valley Drive, Springville, AL 35146. Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville, AL is in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  May 29, 2015