William (Sarge) Gary Harvey Jr.
Posted By Sparta Live | February 3, 2011 12:00 am
William (Sarge) Gary Harvey Jr., 83, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 1, 2011, at his residence.
“Sarge” was born Sept. 21, 1921, in Fairfax, S.C., to William Gary Harvey Sr. and Hattie Lee Sullivan Harvey.
He was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a 40-year rural mail carrier in South Carolina. During his postal career he had the longest mail route in the country at 128 miles.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Jeanneane Hair; and a nephew, Danny Mason.
Survivors include his wife of more than 60 year, Rachel Cole Harvey, of Sparta; special friends, Bobby and Pam Cole, Debbie Johnson, Gary and Janice Brogden; and several nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
Funeral services will be noon, Feb. 3, 2011, at Hunter Funeral Home, with full military honors at Lost Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time, Feb. 3, at the funeral home. Rich Morgan will officiate. The Veterans Honor Guard will serve as pallbearers.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.