CW3 (Ret) Douglas B. Harvey, passed from this life Friday, February 22, 2019, at his home in Cookeville at the age of 65.
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Mr. Harvey was born Wednesday, July 29, 1953, in Corbin, Kentucky. He was the son of the late Bruce and Della Harvey.
Chief Harvey enlisted in the US Army in March of 1971. During the Vietnam Conflict, Doug was stationed in Okinawa frequently flying in and out of South Vietnam. While stationed in Hanau, Germany in 1976 he met and married his wife Carol who also served in the US Army. In 1981 he was directly appointed to the rank and grade of Warrant Officer, W01. Chief Harvey deployed to Saudi Arabia in 1990 for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm during which he was awarded a Bronze Star. After retiring from the US Army in 1992 he continued to serve in uniform as an Army JROTC Instructor in Detroit, Michigan. He retired from the Detroit Public Schools in 2009. After his second retirement, he continued to serve deploying as a contractor to Afghanistan supporting the War on Terror. A devoted husband and loving father CW3 Douglas B. Harvey is survived by his wife Carol, his son Bryon, his daughter Carrie, his grandsons Joseph and Jonathan and his granddaughters Mirrabella and Brenda.
In Lieu of sending flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Doug's honor to the Wounded Warrior Project at this link https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/Default.aspx?tsid=10043
Funeral services for Mr. Harvey will be held Tuesday, February 26, 2019, beginning at 6:00 pm from the Chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Interment will be Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 2:00 pm EST in Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Knoxville, TN.
The family will receive friends at Crest Lawn Funeral Home Tuesday, from 5:00 pm until time of service at 6:00 pm.