Reverend Forest Freeman Harvey, age 83, of Winter Garden, Florida went home to the Lord on September 23, 2017 at Hospice of the Comforter surrounded by members of his family. He was born on May 31, 1934 in Columbia, Kentucky the son of Fred Freeman Harvey and Mary Jane Harvey (Abston). He married June Marie Pierce on April 3, 1954 in Jamestown, Tennessee. He attended Albany High School in Albany, Kentucky, and received his Bachelor of Bible Theology and Master of Ministry degrees from International Seminary. He also attended Lindsey Wilson College, in Columbia, Kentucky and Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.
He was a loving husband and father, and a pastor in the Church of the Nazarene for nearly forty years, serving in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Indiana and Ohio. Throughout his career and into retirement, he served as chaplain or a volunteer at numerous health care facilities, in recent years, visiting patients in local Winter Garden care facilities. He also served on the care team for the United Methodist Church of Winter Garden. He was a member of the Fairfield Church of the Nazarene, in Fairfield, Ohio, locally attending the First United Methodist Church in Winter Garden, Florida.
Forest leaves behind; two sons, Dr. F. Edwin Harvey and wife Carol Rogers of Fort Collins, Colorado and Mr. Fred D. Harvey his wife Nicole, and their children Jack and Ella of Orlando, Florida; one sister, Mrs. Vernita Blair, of Bowling Green, Kentucky; and friend and loving companion Sharon McKenzie of Winter Garden, Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife June Marie Pierce, his mother Mary Jane Harvey (Abston) and his father Fred Freeman Harvey, and two infant sons, Richard Neal Harvey and Kenneth David Harvey. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Burial will take place at the Winter Garden Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27th, followed by a memorial service at 4:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Winter Garden, Florida. Rev. Rusty Belcher officiating. A reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make a memorial gift to the Hospice of the Comforter, 480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, Florida, 32714 in Forest’s name.
Farwell to a good man
Jesse branomwinter garden, FL
Dear Fred, we will always remember Forest for his wisdom and kindness. Of course Forest always had a great joke and told some fun stories. He will be missed by many but at home at last with June.
Michael, Debbie and Christopher NostroGrand Island, FL
Vernita Faye Harvey Blair , Ed Blair, Jimmy Blair, and Kylie BlairBOWLING GREEN, KY
So sorry we have lost a sweet friend! We are out of town and unable to attend this special celebration of life. We loved you Forest!!
Larry and Joyce McWilliamsWinter Garden, FL
Our condolences to the whole Harvey family on this significant loss.
Tiffany and DavidWaterloo,
Prayers that God's strength will be with you in the days ahead!
Kent and Carol DickeyNoblesville, IN
Sorry for your loss, your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Cathy (hipshire) shepherdMcEwen, TN
Our condolences. We send our love and prayers to you and your family and friends during this difficult time.
Jacqueline and MikeSheffield Lake, OH