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Harvey Gainey, Nicholls native and businessman, has passed at 79

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Harvey Gainey, a well-known humanitarian, businessman, and Nicholls native, has passed away. He was 79.


Harvey went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday November 28, 2021. He was born in Nicholls, Georgia to the late Lloyd and Rita Gainey. Harvey will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years Annie Ereveene Gainey, daughter Angela (Brent) Jordan, son Buddy (Michelle) Gainey, grandchildren Devon (Ashley) Gainey, Chelsey (Tyler) Chambers, Mason (Meredith) Gainey, Haley (Cody) Herbruck, Cayman Gainey, Spencer Jordan, Quincy (fiance Tyler Baker) Gainey, great grandchildren, Declan, Ashton, Kipton Gainey, Harvey Newton Gainey IV, Kinsley and Emery Chambers. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Sarah Sammons, Iris Yeager, and brothers Charles, Daniel and Guy Gainey.


Harvey was a very successful businessman, philanthropist and entrepreneur. He owned and operated Gainey Corporation and was also an owner with the West Michigan Whitecaps and Northpointe Bank. Harvey founded Two Moose Camp at Gainey Ranch in Glen, Montana which is a Christian camp dedicated for leadership training. He was a longtime chairman with Liberty University and the Broadway Theater Guild and was a lifelong Christian and member of Calvary Church. Most of all, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.


The funeral service honoring his life will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday December 3, 2021 at Calvary Church, 707 East Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. The family will greet relatives and friends for a visitation on Thursday from 4-7pm at the Metcalf and Jonkhoff Funeral Home and again on Friday at church, one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gainey Foundation, 6093 Clay Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548 which is a nonprofit that operates Two Moose Camp in Montana.

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