Lewis I. Harveston Jr.
Sept. 17, 1924 – March 12, 2019
NATCHEZ— Services for Lewis I. Harveston Jr., 94, of Natchez, who died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Merit Health Natchez, will be noon Friday at Laird Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow at the Natchez National Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 11 a.m. until service time Friday, both at the funeral home.
Mr. Harveston was born Sept. 17, 1924, the son of Lewis I. Harveston Sr. and Bertha Hodge Harveston.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran having proudly served in World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Lewis Bruce Harveston.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Margaret McDaniel Harveston; four children, Barry Harveston and wife, Valda, Melody Harveston Frith and husband, Tim, Shane Harveston and Prentiss Harveston and wife, Rhonda; daughter-in-law, Nancy Harveston; 15 grandchildren, Lew Harveston, Lance Harveston, Mark Harveston, Bradley Harveston, Jordan Harveston, Joseph Odenwald, Lorri Turpin, Mindy Ledford, Shana Harveston, Madison Harveston, Hannah Harveston, Sarah Miller, Rachel Bunch, Harlie Harveston and Daulton Harveston; 15 great-grandchildren, Grant Harveston, Karlee Ann Harveston, Shealy Kate Harveston, Jase Harveston, Remy Turpin, Isaiah Ledford, James Ledford, John Michael Walter, Brooklyn Walter, Trenton Walter, Gabriel Harveston, Aiden Lyons, Trinity Bunch, Sawyer Zaidle and Bryden Wooley; one brother, Ted Harveston; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Barry Harveston, Shane Harveston, Prentiss Harveston, Lew Harveston, Lance Harveston, Mark Harveston, Bradley Harveston and Daulton Harveston.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Frith and Ricky Warren.
A special thank you to Dr. Blaine Mire, Dr. Brad LeMay, Dr. Sam Tumminello and special nurse, Donna Crisp.
Memorials may be sent to Home with Heroes at homewithheroes.org.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at lairdfh.com.