Age 75 of Braceville, Illinois, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood.
Born May 30, 1946 in Morris, Illinois, Donald Duane was a son of George and Mary (Poppleton) Harvey. He was raised in Braceville and graduated from Gardner South Wilmington High School with the Class of 1964. Don honorably served in the United States Air Force and was stationed in England during the Vietnam Conflict. During that time he also met Jacquline Markwell whom he went on to marry July 26, 1969.
Don retired from Caterpillar Tractor Company in Joliet, following 31 years of service, and served as sexton of Braceville-Gardner Cemetery for 11 years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #967 in Morris, and the Braidwood American Legion. Don had a love of hot rods, drag racing and NASCAR. He enjoyed attending the Holly Hot Rod Reunions, as well as time on his Harley Davidson. One who was always social, Don took pleasure in going out on Friday and Saturday nights, family dinners and bingo. He loved to travel, could often be found following BBC, and will be remembered as an avid fan of Fireball Whiskey.
Survivors include his daughter, Denise Clifford (Bill Weaver) of Morris; grandchildren: Vyvyanne Perino of Coal City, Jeffrey Perino of Braceville and Andrew Harvey of Le Roy, Illinois; one great grandson, Trent Kingman and four brothers: George (Nelly) Harvey of Panama, Jack (Denise) Harvey and James Harvey, both of Braceville, and Michael Harvey, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; Wife Jacquline in 2010 and son Donald Wayne Harvey (2019)
The family will receive friends for a visitation at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 N. Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City on Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service, 1:00 p.m.
Burial will follow in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, where Don will be laid to rest with his late wife and son.
Pallbearers will be: Vyvyanne Perino, Jeffrey Perino, James Harvey, Tim Stiles, Bill Weaver and Brett Jensen
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Don’s memory to his family for their distribution.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Don’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto: www.ReevesFuneral.com/obituary/Don-Harvey
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. (815-634-2125)
To send flowers to Don's family, please visit our floral store.