Charles “Winston” Harvey July 2, 1941 ~ February 10, 2013

Charles “Winston” Harvey, 71, of Fayetteville passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013 in Fayetteville.  He was born July 2, 1941 in Fayetteville the son of Cecil and Mary Helen Myers Harvey.

He retired from BSNF Railroad (formerly Frisco) after thirty-six years of service.  He served in the Army National Guard, member of Ridgeview Baptist Church in Fayetteville, a Gideon, member of Masonic Lodge #735 of Alma, delivered Meals on Wheels and also played music and did singing for several different Senior Citizen Centers in Northwest Arkansas.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Billie Jean Harvey of the home; 3~children, Deborah Harvey Saunders and husband, Scott of Waldron, AR, Robert Winston Harvey of Sunset, AR and Rebecca Lynn Lynch and husband, Doug of Fayetteville; 1~brother, Gary Harvey and wife, Edith of Fayetteville and 1~half-sister, Wanda West of Homerville, GA; 7~grandchildren, Michael Harvey, Missy Harvey, Andrew Lynch and wife, Amanda, Allison Lynch, Carrie Saunders, Emily Lynch, and Corey Saunders; 1~great,grandson, Corban Robert.

Memorial Services will be 1:00 PM Wednesday at Ridgeview Baptist Church with Pastor Charlie Brown officiating.

Arrangements are by Beard’s Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville.


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    Beards Staff » 12. Feb, 2013

    My prayers and thoughts to Billie Jean and Family. We had the pleasure of knowing Winston and Billie through Ridgeview Baptist Church. It was an honor to get to know Winston and to enjoy his singing talent. He was always greeting everyone with a hug, handshake & smile. Winston would always ask about someone if they were sick. Although we will all miss this wonderful Christian brother, heaven has gained another angel to it’s choir. God’s comfort and strength to you Billie during this time of loss. We love you and will be with you. God bless.
    Love, your sister and brother in Christ,
    Vickie and Roy Wright

    Henry and Winnie Lack » 12. Feb, 2013

    Billie Jean, we were so sorry to read that Winston had passed away. We have missed you two so much since you moved back to Arkansas. We are happy to have the two CDs that Winston gave us and rememberance of fun times with the neighborhood gatherings and songfest. Wish we were closer so that we might attend the memorial service, but know we are thinking of you at this sad time. Winnie & Henry

    David & Carolyn Broyles » 12. Feb, 2013

    Billie and family, we were so saddened when we read that Winston had passed away. We always
    enjoyed the music he provided for the get togethers for the Class of ’59 in Alma, listening to him sing, and your friendship over the years. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    May God Bless you and be with you and surround you in his Love,
    David and Carolyn Broyles

    Dale and Glenda Varnon » 12. Feb, 2013

    Dear Billie Jean, Henry called this morning to let us know of Winton’s passing.
    We are so very sorry for your loss. We are thankful for the many happy years and wonderful family that you had together. Memories are our legacy of love. Our sympathy and warmest thoughts are with you now.

    Dale and Glenda Varnon
    Flint, Texas

    Marshall ,Vicki Farr » 12. Feb, 2013

    What a wonderful and funny man Winston was. We feel so honored to have been friends with him.
    He always had us laughing and he always was singing to everyone.
    He will truly be missed.
    Billie Jean our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Much Love
    Marshall and Vicki Farr

    Shirley Dxion » 12. Feb, 2013

    So Sorry, Prayers to The Harvey Family.

    Delmer & Joan Wood » 12. Feb, 2013

    Billie & Family We so enjoyed our time with you and Winston. So much fun going to Eureka. Our very last memory of Winston was at Fudds in Jan when you & Winston came over to eat with the “Car Club”. Good conversation & laughter PLUS Winston sang for us AND Billie joined him in song. Wonderful duet by a wonderful couple. He will be missed. Love & prayers to your family. Delmer & Joan

    Dale and Nelda Turner » 12. Feb, 2013

    Billie and Family,
    We were so saddened to read of Winston’s passing.
    Thanks so much for bringing Winston to Tulsa to see us all in January at Fudd’s for Cruise Nite. We have enjoyed Winston’s music and pray God’s peace to you and your family during this time.
    So sorry we will not be able to attend Winston’s memorial.
    Love and Hugs, Nelda and Dale Turner

    Chambers Bank of Elkins » 12. Feb, 2013

    Our sincere condolences. Winston was always a positive and pleasant person.
    Chambers Bank Of Elkins

    Samantha Magie » 13. Feb, 2013

    Billie Jean, I’m so sorry! I was heartsick when I got the call Sunday morning. I’ve thought of you and the family so much in the past few days. My prayers are with you all. I will always remember Winston with a smile on his face and a song in his heart. I think the sun will shine a little less brightly now without his sweet presence here with us. He will be greatly missed!

    Love and hugs to you and your family, Samantha

    Mike Crane » 13. Feb, 2013

    I worked with Harvey for quite a few years; he was a real joy to be around and work side by side. Harvey was always in a cheerful mood, and always had good things to say about everyone at work. He’ll trully be missed; and my prayers are with all of his family.

    Jim & Betty Chezem » 13. Feb, 2013

    Dear Billy & Family,
    So sorry to hear about Winston. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Just remember
    the hurt will go away, but the good memories will always be with you.
    Betty & Jim Chezem (Don Duke’s cousin)

    Rick and Vilma Rogers » 13. Oct, 2013

    Billie Jean, we got the news just a short time ago and are heartbroken. I am so glad I had the pleasure of knowing Winston for so many years. You both were such good friends and we missed you when you moved back home. We hope and pray the Lord comforts you and family during this time. Rick and Vilma