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Samuel Craig Harvey

Samuel Craig HarveySamuel Craig Harvey passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020, in Tyler, Tex., at the age of 67.

He was born on Feb. 5, 1953, in Mount Vernon, Tex., to Sam and Virginia Knight Harvey. He resided in Mount Vernon.
Craig married Sherri Stinson on April 7, 1979. Craig graduated from Mount Vernon High school in 1971, Texas Christian ­University in 1975, with a bachelor in Business, and Dallas ­Mortuary school 1976. In 1977, he moved back to Mount Vernon to work along side his dad to run the Sam. B Harvey Funeral Home. He was a funeral director for thirty-seven years until he retired in 2014. He was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church Mount Vernon, and during those years he served on several committees, including five years as church treasurer. Craig also served the community of Mount Vernon. He served on the Mount Vernon ISD school board for fifteen years, three years as president. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow), Franklin County Library board, Franklin County Hospital board, Industrial Foundation, Appraisal District board, Athletic Booster Club, the Mount Vernon Cemetery Association, Mount Vernon Housing Authority board and Chamber of Commerce. In the last few months, he was volunteering at the Franklin County Food Bank. He served as President of the East Texas Funeral Directors Assoc. and on the Texas Board of Funeral Directors. Craig loved the community and loved to serve the people of Mount Vernon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Virginia Harvey of Mount Vernon.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sherri Harvey of Mount Vernon; children, Craig and Brandie Craver; Samuel and Elizabeth Harvey; and Magen Harvey; siblings Scott Harvey and Holli and John Arnot. He is survived by six grandchildren, Corbin Craver, Noah and Kendall Craver, Katelyn Craver, Virginia Harvey, and Stinson Harvey.
A come and go visitation was on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at the Sam B. Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The funeral services were at 10 a.m. on July 8, 2020, at First Baptist Church Mount Vernon with Pastor Pepper Puryear officiating followed by a graveside service at Mount Vernon City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Larry Scott, Kevin Long, Greg Carr, Warren Kastner, Joe Scally, and Joseph Kastner. Funeral services were under the direction of Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Franklin County Food Bank (PO Box 185), Mount Vernon City Cemetery, (PO Box 136), or Friends of the Library, Mount Vernon.