Stephen Paul Harvey, 73, of Jefferson City, died Monday, October 28, 2019, at Capital Region Medical Center.
He was born on December 13, 1945, in Chanute, Kansas, the son of the late Robert Craig and Eva Mae Thurman Harvey.
He was married on August 31, 1968, in Owensville, Missouri, to Ann Marie Willy who survives at the home.
Mr. Harvey was a 1963 graduate of Fort Osage High School, Independence, Missouri; received a Bachelor of Science degree in German and Russian from the University of Central Missouri in 1967; and a Master of Business Administration in Industrial Relations from the University of Utah in 1975.
He began his career as an Air Force Intelligence Officer in 1967 by serving on a mobile training team and teaching database management to all branches of the service in the US, Europe, and Vietnam. From 1971-72, he served at the MACV Headquarters in Saigon, Vietnam where he supervised system analysts to support the US Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, during the Paris peace negotiations. For correcting the programs that counted POWs, he was awarded the Bronze Star.
In Weisbaden, Germany, from 1972-75, he was Chief of the Applications Branch for USAFE and supported data to the US State Department SALT negotiations. At age 28, he became Acting Commander of the AF Theater Intelligence Computer Center during the 1972 Middle East War.
Later, in 1976, he became manager of the Information Technical Support for the MO Department of Revenue in Jefferson City. From 1983-1994 he was Administrator of Nuclear Affairs for Emergency Preparedness at the Ameren Callaway Nuclear Plant. He conducted emergency response drills for the County and State.
In 1995, he retired from the Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel, completing his work as the Jefferson City and Cole County Emergency Preparedness Director.
From 2007-2017, Mr. Harvey commuted between his home in Jefferson City and his home in Silver City, New Mexico. He attended history courses at Western New Mexico University and also at Lincoln University after moving back to Jefferson City in 2017.
Mr. Harvey was a member of Central United Church of Christ.
A federally licensed Extra-Class Amateur Radio operator holding call sign NNØB, he was a life member of the American Radio Relay League, a member and former officer of the Mid-MO Amateur Radio Club, and served with the Cole County Amateur Radio Emergency Service.
He was a member of the United Sportsman Club and the Reserve Officer Association.
Other survivors include one son, Robert D. Harvey, Jefferson City; two brothers, Mark (Gina) Harvey, Butler, Missouri; and John (Crystal) Harvey, Las Vegas, Nevada; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Roger Harvey.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home.
Burial with military honors will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, November 1st, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to Fischer House.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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