Lestel Gail Harvey April 11, 1922 - September 30, 2018

October 03, 2018

Lestel Gail Harvey, age 96, of Shelbina, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2018, at the Shelbina Villa, in Shelbina, Missouri.

Lestel was born April 11, 1922, in Epworth, Missouri, the son of Charles Albert Harvey and Mahala Leona Tungate.

He is survived by his grandchildren, Lesli Payne of Poseyville, Indiana; Paul Stephenson III of Austin, Texas, and Marcus “Gabe” Stephenson of Austin, Texas; four great grandchildren, Samantha Payne, Megan Payne, Katelyn Payne, and Emroy Stephenson; one sister, Louise Daughtery; and two brothers, Donald and Richard Harvey.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Gail Ann Stephenson; and several brothers and sisters.

Lestel served in the United States Army starting 1942 and retired in 1968. After the military, he worked in maintenance for the Bloomington Hospital, in Bloomington, Indiana. He enjoyed attending the local sporting events in the area, reading books and the newspaper, and traveling. Most of all, he loved his time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 3 pm on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina, MO. Visitation will precede the funeral starting at 1pm at the funeral home. Burial will following on Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Presbyterian Cemetery in Ellettsville, Indiana at 1pm (Eastern Standard Time). Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post 376