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Obituary: Guy Louie Harvey – Football 1963-66, Faculty 1967-69 – Feb. 18, 2019

Guy Louie Harvey

January 16, 1944February 18, 2019 

Guy Louie Harvey, 75, died Monday, February 18, 2019, at 10:15 AM. Born January 16, 1944, he was a native of Raceland and resident of Thibodaux, LA.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Ordoyne Funeral Home and will continue on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 9:00 AM until service time at Saint Joseph Co-Cathedral. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 AM at the church. Burial will follow at Saint Charles Borromeo Cemetery. 

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Cynthia Boudreaux Harvey; daughters, Kay H. (Charlie) Melancon, Beth H. (Emile) Geneux; grandchildren, Noah Melancon, Grace Melancon, Ella Melancon, Henry Melancon, Evelyn Geneux, Emmy Geneux, Georgia Geneux, Annabeth Geneux; brother, Donald (Elsie) Harvey.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lavell and Reata Harvey; sister, Brenda Madeira.

He played college football at USL, where he received his Master’s degree in Education. He remained in contact with his teammates and friends throughout the years. 

He impacted numerous lives during his time at Thibodaux High School as a coach, teacher and principal until his retirement in 2002, a career spanning 33 years.

After retirement, he remained actively involved in Thibodaux High Schools Student Council as well as the Louisiana Association of Student Councils, routinely attending local, state, regional and national conventions.

He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, and spending quality time with his grandchildren, and in recent years, became very involved with his family’s genealogy. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations may be to the Guy Harvey Memorial Fund at Hancock Whitney Bank for future allocation to scholarship and leadership endeavors. 

Ordoyne Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Click here for their website.

Athletic Network Footnote by Dr. Ed Dugas. Marilyn and I extend our deepest condolences to Guy’s family.

Guy was a good friend since August, 1967 when we shared an office as new HPE faculty members. My family shared his love for home-made ice cream – usually with me turning the freezer and Guy riding my small children on his back on our patio. My memories of Guy are all positive and he was one of those "steady" people. I have never known a finer person and his Thibodaux High School students know what a wonderful leader they had with him as their principal.

Click here for Guy’s Athletic Network Profile. He captured his experiences with Coach Russ Faulkinberry and his life as an educator.

Click here for Guy and his 1963 football teammates.

Click here for Guy and his 1964 football teammates.

Click here for Guy and his 1965 football teammates.

Click here for Guy and his 1966 football teammates.

Click here for Guy at the 2018 Homecoming Reunion of the 1960s Football Players. 

Click here for Guy at the 2016 Homecoming Reunion of the 1960s Football Players – he enjoyed his role of photographer.