Lowell Mark Harvey
Lowell Mark Harvey
November 16, 1939 – January 4, 2017
Lowell Mark Harvey of Pleasant Grove was born November 16, 1939 went to be with the Lord on January 4, 2017. He is survived with his wife of 48 years, Frances Howton Harvey. He was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Erma Harvey and his son, Bobby Dean Tindle. Survivors include his children Keith (Jamie) Vance of South Carolina, Karen Vance of Nashville, Tennessee, Jay Tindle (Dorothy Miller) of Ensley, Alabama and Amy Harvey Watts (Warren) of Alabaster, grandchildren Sheridan Vance, Natalie Watts, Noah Watts, Nicholas Watts and a grandson from South Carolina, a granddaughter from Virginia and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his loving siblings: Edgar (Dorothy) Harvey of Warrior, Al., Phyllis Harvey Entrekin of Dora, AL., Lewana Harvey Creel of Bartlett, Tn., Dale Harvey of White Bluff, Tn., Sharon Harvey (Ron) Hamilton of Pelham, Al. and Wendell (Brenda) Harvey of Pinson, Al. He also leaves behind a throng of nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews and several great-great nieces and nephews. All of those who are old enough to remember “Uncle Lowell” will quickly declare him as their favorite uncle.
Lowell worked as a draftsman and worked for a number of years at Process Equipment in Pelham, Alabama. He loved his work and would often share stories from his work. One story he often shared with pride was the story of solving a problem that the engineers could not solve. He told of his boss calling him into the room saying “This draftsman thinks he has a solution for this problem – let’s see if we can find a problem with it.” After some time, all had to agree that his solution was sound. He never forgot what he considered an extreme compliment.
Always a generous and loving person, Lowell especially loved his family and took every opportunity to make people smile. At any gathering, Lowell would be the one who would be telling stories, acting silly or anything he could do to make people smile. He was an absolutely wonderful story-teller, especially when telling a tale about his adventures. As he and brother, Dale were close in age, they were often involved in all sorts of mischief. Those mischievous adventures were always great material for stories around the kitchen table.
Lowell’s generosity is well known to his family, neighbors and to total strangers. We have been amazed at the stories people have shared about things Lowell did for them and we knew nothing about them. Lowell was truly a person who would give you the shirt off his back – and he would buy you another when he had the next chance! His siblings all agree that Lowell was the absolute “BEST” of the Harvey children. Kind, gentle, caring, loving, generous and absolute goodness are words that well describe Lowell Harvey. He often talked about our dad calling him “soft”. It is my belief that that softness is what made Lowell the gentle, loving person he was.
Those of us left behind to mourn the loss of this amazing man are sad, but we realize that we have all been made better people because of your times spent with Lowell. You could not be in his presence and not be changed for the better.
As we lay him to rest after his earthly journey, we are thankful that Lowell Mark Harvey was a part of our lives. We have all been blessed by his life.
Prayers going out to family🙏🙏