"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, neither shall there be any more pain." Revelation 21:4

Easley Harvin was born on March 22, 1949, in Sumter to the late Junius and Edell Harvin. At an early age, he received Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and became a member of Walker Avenue Church of God in Sumter. He attended New Life Bible Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He was called to eternal life on Tuesday morning, May 11, 2021, at home.

Easley graduated from Lincoln High School Class of 1968 in Sumter. He joined the United States Army in 1968 and served two tours in Vietnam and several other duty stations. He retired as a master sergeant from the Army at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, after more than 20 years of service and retired from Civil Service several years later.

His hobbies were gardening, fishing and working on small engines. He loved working on small engines so much, he took a class to enhance his skills at Fayetteville Technical Community College. He was known for repairing small engines, especially lawn mowers. Easley was dedicated to whatever task he undertook. He was a trusted, loyal friend and a mentor. Easley touched the hearts of countless people and was loved and treasured by many.

He met the love of his life in 12th grade, and they were married for 51 years.

He leaves behind: a devoted wife, Doris W. Harvin. To this union, they were blessed with four children, Angela Meadows (Ivery) of Clayton, North Carolina, Easley Harvin Jr. (Pamela) of Greensboro, North Carolina, Eric Harvin (Carshell) of Raeford, North Carolina, and Brittni Keona Church (Shane) of Orlando, Florida; four grandchildren, Kendall, Courtney, Kamya and Saniya; one brother and 10 sisters, Betty Witherspoon of Brooklyn, New York, Alethia Green of Cambria Heights, New York, Gardenia Robinson of Ashburn, Virginia, Rebecca Small of Bluffton, Sadie Harvin, Odell Thompson (Harry) and Geneva Greene from Sumter, Moses Harvin (Emma) of Melbourne, Florida, Shirley Major, Naomi Harvin and Ruth Pringle (Reynard) of Sumter; one brother-in-law, George Willis (Angelette) of Columbia; one sister-in-law, Evangeline Thomas of Sumter; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, William Harvin of Bronx, New York.

His favorite Scripture, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13, gave him strength during his time of need.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at New Life Bible Church, 1420 Hoke Loop Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304. Burial will be at Sandhill State Veteran Cemetery, 8220 Bragg Blvd., Fort Bragg, NC 28314.

Cunningham & Sons Mortuary Inc., 3809 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28302 is in charge of arrangements.

Courtesy of Job's Mortuary Inc. of Sumter.