Claude Smith (C.S.) Harvey Jr. was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on Jan. 12, 1931, and passed away at Methodist Medical Center on Thursday, Jan. 10.
He and his family moved to Oliver Springs when he was three years old, and they have lived there until the present time.
He was educated in the Roane County Schools through his graduation from Oliver Springs High School in 1948. It was there that he met and later married the love of his life, Jennie Maxine Brown Harvey. The two were married on Sept. 30, 1949. He opened Harvey’s Furniture and Appliance Company, which he operated for 64 years until his death.
Mr. Harvey dedicated much of his life to showing his faith in Christ by helping others and working in his church. He was a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church since 1952 and served as choir director and Sunday school teacher for over 50 years. He was also named as a lifetime deacon. He served as the church’s first youth director for over 20 years and helped in driving the senior citizens bus for many years. He was a man who genuinely lived his Christianity every day. [Read more…]