James (Jim) Mitchell Harvey went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 14, 2014. Jim was born March 6, 1927, in Waldo, Florida, to Brainard M. and Mamie Forsyth Harvey. Growing up in Waldo, he met and later married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Nellita Cowart of Williston, Florida. Jim attended Riverside Military Academy, was a United States Marine, and graduated from University of Florida School of Pharmacy.
In 1950 he and Nell moved to Tallahassee with a birddog and cedar chest, in their Model A Ford. They became pioneer members of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and the Burleigh Law Sunday School Class.
He practiced pharmacy and co-owned Burdines Drug Store for 35 years until his retirement in 1988. One of his greatest joys was raising and training his bird dogs. In 1988, Jim began a second "career" when he went to work for close friends, Janie and Cottie Davison, managing Pine Woods Plantation, Gem Land Company, in Jefferson County. Many happy years of hunting and raising birddogs followed until he retired at 84 years of age and returned to Tallahassee.
Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years Nell, parents "Popie" and Mamie Harvey", a brother Brainard Harvey and sister Murial Harvey Turner.
He is survived by a daughter, Janice M. Harvey, a son, Bryce M. Harvey (Terri), and seven grandchildren: Karlee H. Copeland (Jeremy), Haley H. Clifton (Kyle), Erin H. Chapman (Mike), Carson H. Smith (Kirk), Julie James, Jamie R. Bellamy (Mike) Logan Roy Rhodes, a sister, Myrtice H. Stolz of Winter Haven, Florida, and four great grandchildren, wonderful caretakers, and a host of extended family and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 18, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Culley's Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida, 32308, or Tallahassee Teen Challenge, 4141 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida, 32311.
Arrangements under the direction of Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Tallahassee, FL.