Services for Mr. William Wallace “Buckwheat” Harvey were held at 1 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 10, 2020. Bro. Jason Lupo officiated a graveside service at Silver Cross Cemetery in Tallulah, under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home in Tallulah. Family visitation was held at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home prior to the funeral.
Harvey passed away Sun., Dec. 6, 2020, at the home of his sister in Tallulah. He was 72 years old.
A native of Tallulah, Harvey was born on Feb. 2, 1948, to Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Harvey. He graduated in 1966 from Tallulah High School (known to his fellow classmates as “Buckwheat”), attended and graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 1970 with a degree in agribusiness. Later he became the county agent for the parish of Rapides.
He retired from the City of Wasilla, AK, where he worked as the assistant director of public works and also served as president on the Board of Directors for the Rural Water Association for the state of Alaska.
Harvey was preceded in death by his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Luther L. Harvey; his grandmother, Ella Franklin; and brother, Luther “Buddy” Harvey.
He is survived by his sister, Faye Harvey Maxwell of Tallulah; daughters, Leslie Harvey Furello and Evelyn Harvey Boyd, both of Tallulah; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jonathan Hoffman, Joshua Hoffman, Jon Pate Hoffman, Danny Collins, Jamie Dalhauser and Cade Fortenberry.
Honorary pallbearers were Mike Porter, Lamar Walters, Bruce Harvey and Donald Collins.