Mr. Cleon Harvey, Jr.
Mr. Cleon Harvey, Jr. was born September 1, 1928 in Dallas, TX, and passed away June 9, 2019 in Richmond, CA at the age of 90. Although born in Texas, “Jr.” as he was known by to family and friends lived most of his life in California. He attending Prescott Elementary and McClymond High School, and later joined the Army. After serving his country, Cleon went on to work for the Naval Supply Corp for 34 years, as a sheet metal worker, holding the last title of Packer Leader. He enjoyed music; particularly listening to jazz and the blues, which were his favorite. In his spare time fishing and attending horseraces is where you could find him! Cleon attended horseraces locally at the Golden Gate Fields and was known to travel when able, he especially enjoyed the Kentucky Derby. Cleon was a very fun loving self-proclaimed comedian. He was very giving and a strong advocate of education for his children and grandchildren as well as others, often donating to the Profound Gentlemen organization, which specializes in impacting the life of boys and men of color through education and mentorship; he also donated to the Fireman Fund and PALS.
Cleon leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 44 years, Sherry Harvey; children, Richard Harvey of Kansas City, MO, Cleon Harvey, III of Maryland, VA, and Charles Blake of Oakland, CA; siblings, Betty Hopkins and “Jojo” Calvin King both of Richmond, CA; grandchildren, Sharise Renee and Kayla Harvey, Deena and Jordan Frazier, Brandy Jennings and Tiffany Blake; great-grandchildren, Noel Banks, Skyler Blake, and Noah Marcus Yusef Farmer; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.
Cleon is preceded in death by Cleon Harvey, Sr (father); Ada King (mother); Ellihue Harvey (brother) Don Lee King (brother); Bobbie Jean Harvey (sister); Clarence Harvey (brother); Charletha Jennings (daughter).
Though Cleon Harvey, Jr. leaves us, his legacy and ways will continue on through us.
“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
― Anne Frank