Gerald “Jerry” Lee Harvey
Gerald “Jerry” Lee Harvey passed away Monday, July 25, 2022. Jerry was known to be quick-witted with an open heart, and generous with others; he was a simple man whose happiest times were with family and friends enjoying good food and an ice-cold beer.
Jerry spent his entire career of 45 years working at the Newport News Shipyard as a pipefitter, which allowed him to provide greatly for his family. Known to be thrifty and a “penny pincher,” he enjoyed many things including deer hunting with buddies at R & R Hunt Club near Emporia, tending his summer vegetable garden, and watching his favorite college team UVA, NASCAR and baseball.
Born March 17, 1945, in Newport News, he was the son of the late Erskine and Louvenia Harvey. A sister, Annett Goad, also preceded him in death. Survivors include former spouse and friend, Jenny Harvey; three sons, Tony Harvey (Jennifer) of Carrollton, David Harvey (Brianne) of Fresno, CA, William Harvey of Dallas, TX; daughter, Cathleen Harvey (Chris) of Gloucester; grandchildren Cody Harvey, Graham Harvey, Alexis Bacon, Avery Harvey, and Kaleigh Morningstar; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 8, 2022, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Graveside services will be private.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.