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George Harvey III

March 9, 1933 — February 12, 2024


George Harvey III, 90, passed away peacefully at home on February 12, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. George was born on March 9, 1933, in Moorefield, West Virginia. He was the oldest of five children to parents Mary Jane and George Harvey II. He is preceded in death by loving wife Joan the mother of his children, his parents, and his brothers Richard (Dick) Harvey, Raymond (Rab) Harvey and Vernon (Flat) Harvey.

He is survived by his sister Mildred Redman and his four children Chris Harvey, Victor Harvey, Carollyn Harvey, and Neil (Emily) Harvey. His loving grandchildren, Shaun Charlton, Jolyn Harvey, Parker Harvey, Victor Harvey Jr, George Harvey, Phillip Harvey, Angel Rose Harvey, great grandson Ray Adderly Jr and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

George graduated, with honors, from Sanders High School. After graduation, he attended West Virginia State University on an athletic scholarship.  He was later drafted to the United States Army and proudly served his country. He was primarily stationed in Okinawa Japan from 1954 – 1961 during the Korean War.

 George joined the Columbus Metro Federal Credit Union in 1967 eventually becoming president in 1975. He focused on generating more business by making the credit union more accessible, eventually relocating the Defense Supply Center Columbus branch to 4000 E Broad St. After thirty years of service, he retired from the credit union in 1997 but stayed busy selling real estate and was the co-owner of Columbus Auto Leasing Company. 

In April 2008 George was inducted into the West Virginia All Black Schools Sports and Academic Hall of Fame for his outstanding academics and basketball career where he received multiple accolades and awards.  

Although he loved side jobs, George’s true passion was golf, playing nearly every week well into his late 80’s, often with people much younger than him who had a hard time keeping up. He followed nearly all the professional tours and was an expert in player statistics, courses, trends, as well as established and upcoming talent. 

George loved to tinker around with home projects and was a DIY master who could build nearly anything whenever he wasn't giving orders to tell you how to do it. He also had a love for writing, becoming a published author with a stirring and thought-provoking collection of short stories and poems.

Blessed with longevity, George truly had a fulfilling and wonderful life, he will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. George will be laid to rest at Glen Rest Memorial Estates in Reynoldsburg Ohio. Funeral Services will be private.

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