Jeffrey Harvey

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Jeffrey Keith Harvey, 62, of Belleville, IL, born June 5, 1957, in Peoria, IL, died Friday, August 30, 2019, at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Jeff was kind, compassionate, caring, driven, and creative. He lived a full and rich life, traveling to almost every corner of the globe helping to bring music and joy to countless people. He began his professional life providing technical, lighting, and equipment support to musicians and bands that included Arrow Memphis, the Charlie Daniels Band, Styx, and as road manager for the Ricky Skaggs band. He transitioned to working as a show producer for the USO, traveling on every mode of transportation known to man in order to get to show sites around the world to bring entertainment to our service members. He brought along rock stars, movie stars and models to spread cheer to military women and men on bases and front lines everywhere. Jeff was also a gifted painter and visual artist. His childlike wonder at the world and love for people shone through in his relationships, his art, and in his never-ending drive to make others feel good, even as he experienced increasing physical limitations and illness in his own life. Jeff is universally remembered by those who knew him as a “great soul”, and one of the kindest and most generous people they have ever encountered. He was a loving partner, fiancé, son, brother, and uncle, and was unfailingly devoted to his family, friends, and loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd K. “Moe”, and Sarah J., nee Sprague, Harvey; and a brother, Brian A. Harvey.

He is survived by his partner and fiancée, Kim Campbell-Christ;
a sister, Susan Harvey;
a brother, Patrick (Nora) Harvey;
a nephew, Miguel (Pamela) Harvey;
a niece, Rachel (fiancée Erin Strong) Harvey;
and his beloved great-nephews, Dylan and Gram Harvey.

Memorials may be made to the USO – United Service Organizations. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019, at St. George’s Episcopal Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019, At St. George’s Episcopal Church, Belleville, IL, with Father Ian Wetmore officiating.

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21 Comments on Jeffrey Harvey

Chet Breitwieser said : Guest Report Sep 13, 2019 at 3:58 PM

Kim, Susan, Patrick and family. I hold each of you close in thought and prayer. Jeff's compassion, grace, kindness, unique talents, dedication to humanity and selflessness, set a fine example for each of us to carry forth in our hearts. The memories will be cherished and his prized ornaments will adorn the Christmas tree.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Ernest Davila said : Guest Report Sep 13, 2019 at 1:44 AM

My sincerest condolences, Patrick, to you and your family. May the strength, peace, and love be with you all.

  • Laredo
  • TX
Keith Livingstone said : Guest Report Sep 12, 2019 at 11:19 PM

Jeff - I know you are now watching over us! You were always an inspiration for all of us - a true friend and sensational giving human. I can remember many great and wonderful times throughout the decades! I’m so sorry I cannot be there, but I know you will understand. Susan, Kim, Family and friends - Please know I’m am there I am there in spirit - rest easy my brother - we shall unite again in the kingdom of our lord! God Bless you may you Rest In Peace

  • Saint James
  • MO
Kim Banach said : Guest Report Sep 12, 2019 at 8:09 PM

Miss you already, dear friend. You taught and supported me in so many ways. When we meet in Heaven, let’s take a ride around the block. So much gratitude. Shine on. Cupcakes. Peace.

  • Evanston
  • IL
John L Edwards said : Guest Report Sep 11, 2019 at 9:03 PM

My heart felt condolences to the HARVEY family and all friends who know Jeff. There ate no words that can express the Loss of one of the most wonderful souls in the universe, thank you Jeff for being my friend of 43 years I don't know what I going to do without you my buddy , thank you for all the encouragement and wisdom and help you have given me throughout the years of our friendship and I am sure I speak for all of family and friends we love and miss you forever Jeff , thank you and we were all privileged to know you my buddy Love you forever and will miss you always, thank you my friend for all the wonderful times Jeff you are and were a angel in this life to all who know you , see you soon buddy love you.

  • Honolulu
  • Hawaii
Jack Browning said : Guest Report Sep 11, 2019 at 4:08 AM

Sad news, indeed. We’ll miss you, Bear.

  • Lebanon
  • IL
Michael Fellner said : Guest Report Sep 11, 2019 at 3:24 AM

My condolences to family and friends of Jeff Harvey. We attended high school together and were great friends for several years hanging out together, going to concerts and the like. After high school we would reconnect whenever Arrow Memphis was performing including several shows in and around Carbondale. We ended up going our separate ways as people often do but it was no surprise to hear Jeff was working with the USO. He always seemed to put others first and knowing that he brought fun and laughter to so many makes me proud to call him friend. Bon Voyage “Mo” see you on the other side.

  • Redondo beach
  • CA
Suzy Edwards said : Guest Report Sep 10, 2019 at 10:02 PM

Dear Harvey Family, In grief we find anger and all emotions, The Edwards clan loved Jeff. From my granddaughter Amanda in Japan and brother John in Oahu, and even me in Tucson. He tried and did make us have a great time with the USO. He was probably my brother's best friend. John having health issues of his own right now preventing him from traveling. But rest assured you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Bless the Life Of Jeff Harvey. One of a kind. !! Glad I knew him for a time.

  • Tucson
  • AZ
Marita Palmer said : Guest Report Sep 10, 2019 at 12:27 AM

My thoughts are with you. May you and your family find strength, courage, and peace in this tough time. You are in my prayers.

  • Conroe
  • Texas
Monica Erwin Buckley said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Dear Kim and Susan, Jeff was such an amazing man! The whole world feels your pain! May God bless you and the Harvey family always! Love and prayers! 🙏🏻💖🙏🏻

  • St Louis
  • MO
Clay Robison said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2019 at 4:19 PM

I am very sorry, Patrick. Your brother left you a lot of memories of a life well-lived, and I wish you and your family well.

  • Austin
  • Texas
Adriana L. said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2019 at 4:14 PM

Patrick, I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. My condolences to you and your family.

  • Austin
  • TX
Dawna said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2019 at 3:50 PM

Kim, I'm so very sorry for your loss. His recent years were made better by you. He was a kind and sweet soul who will be missed. My prayers go out to you and his family.

  • New Baden
  • IL
Kim Martinic said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2019 at 3:50 PM

My sincerest condolences Patrick, to you and your family. Wow, your brother led such a full and exciting life! May your brother Rest In Peace!

  • Schertz
  • TX
Rita Hudson said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2019 at 3:48 PM

Patrick, I am very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you.

  • Cedar Park
  • Texas
Bill Gatlin said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2019 at 3:29 PM

My memories of Jeff go back to grade school at Belle Valley and through our high school years. My deepest condolences to his family and many friends.

  • Jackson
  • MS
Deborah Rose said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2019 at 2:50 PM

Our Precious Jeffy’s Soul was a light that out grew his body. It comforts me through my faith that he gets to run to his Mother’s loving arms. Where there is no pain, no tears, just love and light

  • Dunedin
  • Florida
Victoria Henderson said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2019 at 1:46 PM

Goodbye Jeffy...I have great memories! To the Harvey family I send my love, embrace all of those great moments, hug each other a lot!

  • Springfield
  • Missouri
Catie Steinmann said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2019 at 11:40 AM

My sincere condolences to the Harvey family. I didn't have the honor of knowing Jeff well, but have fond memories of him when I was a child. I always thought it was so cool to know someone who worked with rock stars! Much love to the family!

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Dale Ernst said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2019 at 7:10 AM

To the family of Jeffv... take good care at this moment of your loss, and in your journey moving forward, as I am sure Jeff would wish for you as well.

  • West Plains
  • MO
Richard Binder said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2019 at 12:12 AM

I am very sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. My condolences to the family. I was Jeff’s 6th grade science teacher at Belle Valley South School. Susan, I taught you as well. I can picture Jeff and Susan as 6th grade students. We all had a lot of fun and learned science too. I really appreciate Jeff’s work with the USO. Having served in the Army from 1971-1973, I know the importance of their service. I am sorry for your loss. I wish you well

  • Smithton
  • IL

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