Michael Ray Death, Obituary- Michael Ray “Mike” Harvey, 76, of New Albany, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2023. Mike was an avid collector of all things nautical. He was known for his love of children and was a teacher for over 30 years, retiring from Grant Line Elementary School in 2009. Mike also worked with children while he served at Jeffersonville Township Pubic Library for over 50 years. Mike will always be remembered for being a selfless, giving, loving, and caring man.
He was born on January 10, 1947, in New Albany, Indiana, to the late William and Helen (Reich) Harvey. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, William “Bill” Harvey; nephew, Chris Harvey; and niece, Shannon Snelling.
Mike is survived by his great-nephew, Brayden Harvey, and great-niece, Sofiah Harvey; niece, Tracy Proffitt; great-nieces, Carra Watson, Kristen Fulks, Kelsea Fiedler, and Courtney Lee; and many friends and extended family.
Cremation was chosen in honor of Mike’s wishes. A brief graveside service will take place on Friday, May 19, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park (2778 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana), in the Chapel of Memories. A celebration of life will take place at a later date to be determined by the family.