Mr. Vance L. Harkey, 81, of 296 Shiloh Road, Statesville, died Friday, April 5, 2013, at his home.
He was born on April 2, 1932, in Iredell County and was a son of the late Ernest G. Harkey, Sr. and Emma Miller Harkey. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served during the Korean War. He retired from the telephone company in Florida and after retirement moved back to Statesville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Lois Harkey on March 31, 2009, and a son, Tim Harkey on June 8, 2011.
Survivors include a son, Steve Harkey of Statesville; and a brother, Ernest G. Harkey, Jr., of Statesville.
Services celebrating Mr. Harkey's life will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Westmoreland Chapel of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Southern officiating.
The family will speak with friends immediately following the service.
Condolences may be sent online to the family at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com.
Memorials may be given to the charity of the donor's choice.
Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.