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Gray Harvell Jr.

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Gray Harvell Jr.

Place of birth: Grove Hill, Alabama

Religious affiliation: Christian

Gray Harvell Jr. was born on April 16th, 1957 in Grove Hill, Alabama to Millie and Gray Harvell. He was the eldest of seven children and left school in the 4th grade to help care for his family. By age 18, he and his brother, Randy Harvell moved up to Birmingham, Alabama in hopes of finding better employment opportunities for their family. After working for his father in a tire and auto shop, he landed a career with the City of Irondale Public Works Department. In 1974, he married his wife of over 40 years and they soon had their first of two children. By age 28, Mr. Harvell  taught himself to read and write and achieved his high school diploma, which earned his promotion to the superintendent of the Irondale Public Works Department and later he became the co-director for the city works just before he retired in 2004. Between his career and his ability to sell anything, Mr. Harvell was a self-made millionaire who was known by all to “always have money in his pockets and shoes.”  Mr. Harvell has spent his retirement years as a proud grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, who are considered part of his family. 

Funeral Notice Detail

After coming home on Hospice Care in August of 2016, Mr. Harvell passed away on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 around 2:15 p.m. at his home in Moody, Alabama. He was surrounded by his friends and family. Mr. Harvell was preceded in death by his mother, Millie Harvell in 2014. He is survived by his father and step mother, Gray (Linda) Harvell of Moody, Al., four brothers and their families: Randy (Jessica) Harvell of Moody, Al.; Glenn (Mandy) Harvell of Grove Hill, Al; Andy (Gail) Harvell of Thomasville, Al.; Tony (Tammy) Harvell of Moody, Al., two sisters and their families: Jeanelle (Moody) Keel and Jeanice (Buddy) Phillips of Grove Hill, Al. and five step-siblings: Pamela Clark, Susie Thomas, Lisa Banks, Janie Banks, Angie Banks, and Billy Banks of Moody, Al. Mr. Harvell is also survived by his wife, Vickie Harvell and his son and his family, Gray (Amaris) Harvell III. Mr. Harvell was a very proud grandfather to seven grandchildren: Tiffany Martin, Heather Martin, Victoria Harvell, Gray Dylan Harvell, Gracelynn Harvell, Aleah Harvell, and Elijah Harvell. He has two great grandchildren: Brantley and Madelyn. Services for Mr. Harvell will be held on Wednesday, January 11th at Kilgroe Memorial Chapel in Leeds, Alabama. Family will need to arrive by 12:30 p. m. Services will start around 1:00 p.m. 

A Memorial Service will be held at

Kilgroe Funeral Home

1750 ASHVILLE RD

Leeds , AL 35094

On: Jan 11, 2017 — At: 1:00 PM

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