Harvey Lee Coles, age 64 of Boone, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019.

He was a native of Watauga County and the son of the late Eugene Junior and Bessie Kathleen Whittington Coles.
Upon completing his education, he entered into the Marine Corps where he proudly served. He worked at the Blue Ridge Parkway for 34 years. Harvey believed in working hard while having a servants heart. He loved doing anything outdoors and filling his time with various projects from gardening to serving God, his community and church. As a dedicated member of the Boone Mennonite Brethren Church, he received his calling as a Deacon in 2015, one of the greatest honors he received to lead and serve the Lord. He worked daily at the church ensuring that everything was in order for praise and worship, beautification of the church and fostering relationships with people in and out of the community. He never met a stranger and He was a founding member of the “Minute Men’s Bible Study”.

Although Harvey’s greatest calling was serving the Lord, he loved his wife Tonia of 20 years and daughter Brittany with his whole heart. His mission was to know they wanted for nothing and was loved always.

He is survived by his wife, Tonia Coles, a daughter, Brittany Nicole Ball of Boone, one sister, Wanda Coles of Boone, two brothers, Walter Coles and wife Sandra of Boone, and Jarvay Grimes of Boone. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Harvey Lee Coles will be conducted Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the Boone Mennonite Brethren Church, with Pastor Michael Van Mathes officiating. Graveside services, with military honors provided by American Legion Post 130, will follow in the Clarissa Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, January 15, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.

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