Fallen Hero: CW4 Henry Grady “Bud” Harvey Jr. (Ret)


Funeral Home

Hartman Hughes-Capps Funeral Home

Tylertown, MS




A Celebration of Henry Grady’s life will be held on February 3, 2024 at Tylertown Baptist Church from 3 PM to 5 PM.


Military Service Tribute, Honors, and Obituary

Recognizing and Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on December 30, 2023, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  CW4 Henry Grady “Bud” Harvey Jr. (Ret), age 93, who served in the MSARNG within the 131st. Aviation Battalion, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord. 

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism, sacrifices, and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright, and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

Obituary, Visitation, and Service details:  

Henry Grady “Bud” Harvey Jr., 93, of Tylertown, Mississippi went to be with his Lord on 30 December 2023. He was born 18 December 1930 of the late Henry Grady Harvey and Dixie Brumfield Harvey. He was preceded in death by his childhood sweetheart and wife of 69 years Johnnie Hamilton Harvey, sisters Quida Yarborough and Jo Myers.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Rhonda Harvey Weegens and husband Mark, 3 grandchildren, Crista McKinzie husband Daniel, Jesse Weegens wife Nikki, Aaron Weegens wife Julie, and 4 great grandchildren, Genesis McKinzie, Scotland McKinzie wife Makia, Jonah Weegens, and SimonWeegens all residing in Arkansas. His brother Dr. Charles Harvey wife Jackie, reside in Tallahassee, Florida.

Henry Grady graduated from Tylertown High School and went on to Mississippi State University graduating with a Bachelor’s in poultry science. He was a veteran retired from the US Army. He served as a helicopter and fixed wing pilot during three wars, the Korean, Vietnam, and Desert Storm, He was a member and past commander of the American Legion. Henry Grady was a member of Tylertown Baptist Church and served in the men’s brotherhood and many other special projects over the years.

Truly a man of many talents, Bud enjoyed flying, fishing, and woodworking. During Bud’s later years drinking coffee with his many friends gave him much pleasure.

Henry Grady will be missed by all who knew and loved him. A Celebration of Henry Grady’s life will be held on February 3, 2024 at Tylertown Baptist Church from 3 PM to 5 PM.