Ricky “Harvey” O’Neal Harveston, Jr.
Ricky “Harvey” O’Neal Harveston, Jr., 59, of Orange, Texas, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He passed away after fighting a courageous battle against esophageal cancer for five years. Services to honor Ricky’s life were held Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Dorman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Fortenberry officiating. Interment followed at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.
Ricky was born June 23, 1958, in Brookhaven to Beatrice Betty Ann Lester Harveston and Richard O’Neal Harveston, Sr. He was raised and went to school in Monticello, and was a graduate of Enterprise High School in 1977. Ricky had been a resident of the Orange area since 1994 and retired from Firestone Polymers as a maintenance mechanic. He had a passion for the outdoors and loved fishing and hunting. Ricky enjoyed fast cars and playing in the mud, but his grandchildren were his absolute world. Ricky loved to entertain his family and friends whenever he had a chance. He especially loved hosting crawfish and shrimp boils, providing food for large groups of family and friends. He also had a way of bringing out laughter and smiles from his family and friends with his humor and charm.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Brandy Harveston Robbins; two brothers, Steve Case and Roger Harveston, and an infant sister, Angela Harveston.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Eileen Jackson Harveston of Orange; daughters, Crystal Harveston of Harrisville, MS, and Ashley Harveston of Jackson; three stepchildren, Daniel Peet and wife, Lauren, of Orange; Leslie Call and husband, Brent, of Navasota, Texas and Mayzee Plymale and husband, Shaun, of Orange; three brothers, Terry Dale Johnson and wife, Kari, of Jayess, Danny Harveston and wife, Patsy, of Wesson, and Luke Harveston of Brookhaven; two sisters, Brenda Gay Harveston Bennett of Monticello and Tina Harveston Russell and husband, Tim, of Monticello; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.