Harvey Moore Grasty

July 19, 2021

CHARLOTTE –  Harvey died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on July 18, 2021. He was born in Charlottesville, Virginia to Thomas Pettus Grasty and Lucy Moore Martin. He moved with his family to Charlotte in 1950.

Harvey graduated high school from Darlington School in Rome, GA and from Wofford College, in Spartanburg, SC. Harvey started his career with Hit Attractions, booking bands at local venues highlighting his love of music. He also worked for Photo Corporation of America (PCA). His favorite job was working in logistics at Apple Computer in the 80’s. Later in life he started his own business selling nautical decor and gifts online reflecting his love of the water, fishing, and boats.

Among his favorite activities were trips to the beach with his family. He enjoyed pulling his grandchildren behind the boat on an inner-tube or skis. Harvey was an avid fisherman. He had numerous boats with each one giving him greater ability to catch the big one. He and Fay enjoyed cruising the inland waterway. He also enjoyed playing golf with his golfing buddies.

He served his church as a deacon and the community by being associated with various non-profit organizations.

He is survived by his wife Fay, married 56 years, and three children and their spouses: Harvey Grasty, Jr. (Kristi), Wes Grasty (Susan), and Mary Katherine Kayler (Dayton). His grandchildren Ben, Erin, Jeanette, and Nathan Grasty, Dylan Orrell, Grace and Katherine Kayler. Also his brother Tom Grasty (Grace) and sister Lucy Grasty (Lynn McIver) and brothers-in-law Jim and Wesley Walters (Sally) and many nieces and nephews.

A service of remembrance will be at Myers Park Presbyterian Church on July 22 at 2:00 pm with a reception to follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Memory & Movement Center Charlotte, 300 Billingsley Road, Suite 108, Charlotte, NC 28211, or The Ivey Memory Wellness Day Center, 6030 Park South Drive, Charlotte, NC 28211 (www.theivey.com).

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Mary Lou Lindsey

    Dear Fay and wonderful family. I was so sorry to hear about Harvey. He was a special man with many gifts that he shared so well. Please know of my love and concern for you and your family. Please know of my love and concern for all of you. You have my deepest sympathy. Fondly, Mary Lou

  • Shep Foley

    Dear Fay and family, it is with great regret that I note Harvey’s passing. He was always a lovely person and I’m sure he will be greatly missed. I pray that you may find much comfort in the wonderful memories I am sure you will share with your grandchildren and children. I regret I will not be able to attend the service in person but will be there in spirit. May you have all you need. Shep Foley

  • Randy Poore

    Harvey was a good friend and better fishing buddy. I’ll always remember the great fishing trips off shore. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Carole (Walden) Laughlin

    Faye and family, I was so saddened to learn about Harvey. I am out of touch with most of the Apple crowd and had not heard that Harvey was not doing well. Harvey was one of my favorite people.......kind, humble, honest......a good leader....Harvey treated everyone the same whether they worked in the warehouse or front office..... I once saw Harvey playing drums at Freedom Park with the Catalinas. My cousin also was one of their drummers. He will be missed I am sure.

  • Lucile White Jackson

    Dear Fay,
    I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Your lovely face is always special to see no matter where you are.
    Best wishes to you,
    Lucile Jackson