Harvalee D. Harvick
Harvalee David “Lee” Harvick, 95, of Mesa, Ariz., and formerly of Anna, died on Dec. 29, 2017, at his son’s home in Mesa, Ariz.
He was born on March 16, 1922, in Wood River, the son of Thurman and Iva Karraker Harvick.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Marla Harvick of Mesa, Ariz.; his grandsons, Shawn Harvick of Maryland Heights, Mo., and David Harvick of Nashville, Tenn.; a great-grandson, Preston Harvick and a great-granddaughter, Jaydn Richardson; other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ann Harvick; an older brother, W. T. “Slim” Harvick; and two sisters, Laverne Moffit and Linna Mae Eddleman.
The family soon moved to Dongola, where he grew up, learning to fish and competed as a high jumper. He lived in the Anna area for most of his life. He was a founding member of the Anna church of Christ.
He served in the U.S. Army, where he spent close to four years fighting in the Asian theatre of combat; a part of his life of which he rarely spoke.
Returning from the war, he met and married the love of his life, Mary Ann Crissip, on Jan. 3, 1946.
He followed in the footsteps of his father and older brother, becoming a carpenter. Southern Illinois, particularly Union County, has many homes and buildings, still standing today, that can be attributed to this master builder. In 1961, Lee and Ann adopted their son, Mark.
Funeral services for Mr. Harvick will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with Brian McAlister officiating. Interment will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery in Dongola.
Friends can call after 10 a.m. and until the service hour at 11 a.m.
Memorials can be made to the Christian Chapel Church.
To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.
Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.