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Michael Albert Harvey, 70

MICHAEL ALBERT HARVEY, 70, of Cabot, a loving father and grandfather, peacefully passed away October 13, 2019.

Michael was born February 17, 1949 in Little Rock to the late Ray and Melba Jean Harvey and graduated from North Little Rock High School, where he was a member of the 1966 state championship football team. He had a lifelong background in food service and proudly served as the Director of Child Nutrition for the Pulaski County Special School District for 28 years.

Michael was a tireless worker with a wonderful sense of humor and a unique, bigger-than-life, persona. He had a huge passion for deer hunting and fishing and cherished any moment being outdoors and enjoying nature. Above all, his number one focus in life was his kids and grandkids and ensuring their happiness.  He was the greatest Pawpaw and Pappy anyone could imagine and left a lasting impression on everyone who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Ira and Fannie Huffman; one sister, Rayma Bakalekos and one nephew, Angelo Bakalekos. He is survived by his three children, Rick Harvey (Jennifer) of Fayetteville, Ryan Harvey (Taye) and Amanda Hall (Justin) of Cabot; eight grandchildren, Westley, Andrew, Wyatt, Gracelynn, Emeri, Aubree, Milo and Autumn and nieces and nephews.  

Visitation will be at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 18 at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville with funeral services to follow at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Serenity Garden Cemetery in Jacksonville.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400


  • KIM MCKEE Posted October 15, 2019 1:03 PM

    He was a great man, I enjoyed working for him and talking with him, he always had a story to share, and a smile to go with it.

  • Cathy Stout Posted October 15, 2019 1:04 PM

    So sadden by his death. He rented a storage unit at Ward Mini Storage. I knew him from there. Such a kind and sweet man. I know he will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers for all the family. God Bless you.

  • Jimbo Pearson Posted October 15, 2019 1:05 PM

    I hunted and fished with Michael many times. My father, James Pearson Sr., and Michael were very good friends. The family is in my prayers. Regards, Jimbo Pearson

  • LuAnn Pitt Posted October 15, 2019 1:57 PM

    He will be greatly missed !! Michael was a wonderful person & great to work with.

  • Gina and Rickey Bufns Posted October 15, 2019 3:28 PM

    So sorry to hear this. Michael gave me a chance at a wonderful and rewarding job years ago when he hired me as a student nutrition manager for PCSSD. He had a passion for kids in his work and life in general. Prayers for the entire Family during this tough time.

    • Gloria Taylor Posted October 15, 2019 5:15 PM

      Michael was such a great boss and a wonderful person I am in prayers for his family

    • Gloria Taylor Posted October 15, 2019 5:15 PM

      Michael was such a great boss and a wonderful person I am in prayers for his family

  • Gwen Douglas Posted October 15, 2019 4:40 PM

    Wes & Wyatt, so sorry to hear about the loss of your Paw-Paw. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With deep sympathy, Johnny & Gwen

  • Leonetta Posted October 15, 2019 6:42 PM

    I worked in the same field GREAT MAN

  • Jackie Wallace Posted October 15, 2019 7:28 PM

    So sorry to hear this. He always stopped in to say hello and ask if everything was JHS . He will be missed by many and he cared about his work and the people who worked for him and most of all feeding the students. Glad to have known him . RIP Mr Harvey you will be missed .

  • Richard Wilkerson Posted October 17, 2019 6:47 AM

    Harvey Family so sorry for your loss. I worked with Mike at PCSSD. He was a great coworker and friend. My prayers 🙏🏻 are with the family.

  • Truett McCurry Posted October 17, 2019 8:17 AM

    Wonderful friend, He loved PCSSD and worked to improve food service for the district for many years. He made sure that every child was served a good meal everyday. He knew that learning was connected with nutrition.

  • Karen Coleman Posted October 17, 2019 10:59 AM

    During the short time I knew him, Michael Harvey was a wonderful person. He was caring and humorous. When he found that I had worked at NLRHS, we found common ground for conversation. He was very proud of being a member of the NLR championship team. He will be greatly missed.

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