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James Harvey

James George Harvey

Thursday, September 8th, 1938 - Thursday, March 5th, 2020
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Obituary

Thursday, March 5, 2020, James Harvey, loving husband and father of four children, passed away at age 81.

Visitation with friends and family will be 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1927 SW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76017, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. The family requests no flowers be sent. James requested donations to The Saint Vincent DePaul Society of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

The Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, March 12th at 11:00 a.m. a St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Burial will be on Monday, March 16th at 10:15 a.m. at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211

James was born on September 8, 1938 in Osceola, Missouri to William and Agnes (Jones) Harvey.

He received his Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri, Rolla in 1961, was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and served 2 years on active duty in Alabama. He then worked as an engineer for 31 years at General Motors in Warren, Ohio.
James married Mary Harvey on August 19, 1961 and raised two sons and two daughters. He was ordained as Deacon in the Catholic Church on December 3, 1995 and served the Church for 24 years at Saint William Parish in Warren, Ohio and Saint Joseph Parish in Arlington, Texas
James was deeply spiritual with a passion for sports and serving others. He spent much of his free time coaching his children's sports teams, officiating at swimming meets and as an umpire for local youth baseball and softball games. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Delta Sigma Phi, and American Legion and he was known for his quick wit and his kind, compassionate spirit.

James was preceded in death by his Mother, Agnes, his father, William, his brother Paul, his sister Charlotte, and his grandson, Karl.

He is survived by his wife Mary, their four children, Ken, Doug, Melissa and Michelle, and their grandchildren Kayla, Amelia, Elise, Madison, Emelyn, Hannah, and Janorah.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    St. Joseph Catholic Church
    Address
    1927 SW Green Oaks Blvd
    ARLINGTON, TX
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Prayer Service will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11th.
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    St. Joseph Catholic Church
    Address
    1927 SW Green Oaks Blvd
    ARLINGTON, TX
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    St. Joseph Catholic Church
    Address
    1927 SW Green Oaks Blvd
    ARLINGTON, TX
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Tina McCue

Posted at 01:21pm
Dearest Mary and family,
Imagine the celebration in Heaven as this good and faithful servant is welcomed home! Picture Jim's wonderful smile as he rejoices in the arms of the Holy One. May this vision bring peace and comfort to your heart as you walk the journey of grief.
Mary - remember when we sang He's Alive? Picture this now...Jim meeting Jesus....
"But suddenly the air was filled with a strange and sweet perfume. Light that came from everywhere drove shadows from the room, and Jesus stood before me with His arms held opened wide. I fell down on my knees and I just clung to Him and cried. Then he raised me to my feet, and I as looked into His eyes, the love was shining out from Him like sunlight from the sky. Guilt in my confusion disappeared in sweet release, and every fear I ever had just melted into peace. He's Alive! He's Alive! He's alive and I'm forgiven, heaven's gates are opened wide!"
Know that you and your beautiful family are being held in prayer!
Love always,
Tina
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Richard Kadvan

Posted at 11:14pm
Mary and Family, please accept my condolences on Jim’s passing. While you cherish memories of him as a husband and father, my memories are of him as an employee of Packard and a fellow parishioner if St. William Parish. He was truly a gifted man who shared his talents thru his innovation at Packard and in his role as a parishioner and later as Deacon Jim at St. William. May our Heavenly Father provide you with strength at this difficult time. God Bless!
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St. Joseph Staff

Posted at 01:00pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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