GREENSBORO James "Jim" Stokes Harvey, 78, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 24, 2013, at Forbis and Dick North Elm Street Chapel. Entombment will follow at Westminster Gardens Cemetery.
Jim was born March 28, 1934 to the late Nathaniel and Annie Harvey. After graduating High School, Jim moved to New York City to study voice. There he met and fell in love with his wife, Elaine. Through the years Jim shared his God given gift of song in churches and on stage.. This included; Hosting a Saturday morning radio variety hour; Touring with a Quartet called the Accents throughout the northeast and Canada; Headlining at the Tivoli in Toledo, OH; Acting in A Man For All Seasons, The Boyfriend, and Showboat; Playing the lead in Brigadoon, Man of La Mancha, Kismet, and The Dybuk. Other artistic collaborations included, Madrigal Dinner Theater, Asbury United Methodist, Community Theatre of Greensboro, Seniors Reaching Out (SRO), and the Choral Society of Greensboro. In addition to his performing career Jim retired from AT&T as a sales representative and was a member of Asbury United Methodist and Christ Wesleyan Church.
In addition to his parents Jim was preceded in death by his brothers, (Earl) Larkin E. Harvey, Okie S. Harvey, Glen R. Harvey, and Harold W. Harvey; and sister, Lorena M. Baber.
A very devoted husband and father Jim is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elaine Joan Harvey; son, Reid Harvey; granddaughters, Hayes S. Harvey, Tess C. Harvey, and Olivia M. Harvey; nephews, David Harvey and Michael Judy; nieces, Ouida Williams (Jim), Christy Graff (Joe), Patricia Bellefleur, Naomi Feliksa, and Emi Harvey.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, Thursday, January 24, 2013, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Forbis & Dick North Elm Street Chapel.
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