Samuel Harvey, 89, of Tallahassee, FL transitioned this life on Saturday, December 26, 2015. Funeral services are noon, Saturday, January 9, at the TILLMAN OF TALLAHASSEE CHAPEL (850-942-1950). Burial with military honors will be 1 p.m. Monday, January 11, in the Tallahassee National Cemetery.
Affectionately known as “Smilin Sam”, he was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a longtime resident of Syracuse, NY. He worked as a heavy equipment operator, and at his sister, Mary “Mama” Craig’s restaurant, the first black-owned restaurant in Syracuse.
Mr. Harvey is survived by his daughter, Bishop Leola (Nathaniel) Payne of Miami Gardens, FL. He was predeceased by his parents, Lawrence and Dorie Hills Harvey.
Date of Death: December 26, 2015You can find the complete original obituary on this website.