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Gary Steven "Steve" Harkey, Sr.

September 30, 1948 — February 15, 2023

Clarksville, VA

Gary Steven "Steve" Harkey, Sr.


Gary Steven “Steve” Harkey, Sr. of Clarksville, VA and formerly of Reidsville, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at the age of 74.  

A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 25, 2023 at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Reidsville with Rev. Dr. Greg Randall officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service.  

Steve was born in Albemarle, NC on September 30, 1948 to Grady Lee Harkey and Evelyn Whitely Harkey. Steve lived and worked in Reidsville, NC for most of his life.  He retired from Miller Brewing Company with 30 years of employment.  He loved drawing, sketching, and photography.  His hobbies included golfing, boating, bird watching and feeding them.  He was very generous and had a passion for giving, a passion for living, and a heart of gold.  He enjoyed spending free time with his friends, once a friend always a friend, he was always willing to lend a helping hand.  A veteran of the United States Air Force, he served his country for 4 years. After moving to Clarksville, VA he started attending Clarksville Baptist church where he enjoyed attending the Up and Over Sunday School Class.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine Arthur Harkey; son, Jeremy Lumpkins and his dog, Katie.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Wynell Harkey; son, Gary Steven Harkey, Jr.; and brother, Douglas Harkey.  



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