Funeral Services for Lamar, Colorado resident, Todd Harvey will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019 at the Lamar Christian Church in Lamar, Colorado with Rev. Ian Blacker officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation for Todd will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019 with family present from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, Colorado.
Michael “Todd” Harvey, affectionately always know as Todd, passed away on April 13, 2019 at the age of 46 years old doing what he loved – wrestling.
Todd was born in Guymon, OK on June 12, 1972 to Michael Harvey and Jeanie Whisnant Harvey. Todd was welcomed home with an older brother, Brian, waiting for him.
The family moved to Colby, KS, then lived in Dodge City until 1980. Mike moved the boys to Yuma, CO in December 1980. In December 1981, Mike and Gail Euhus Harvey were married.
In July 1986 the family moved to Lamar, CO and Todd started his Freshman year as a Lamar Savage.
Todd was active in his years of high school participating in sports and other school sponsored activities. He played football, but his greatest love was by far wrestling, where he took 2nd in State his Senior year. He was also DECA President in 1990, and Winter Sports King his Senior year. Todd graduated in May 1990 and was active that summer wrestling and preparing for college wrestling at Colby Community College in Colby, KS. He was there two years and then transferred to Pueblo to finish his education at the University of Southern Colorado. With much encouragement from his father, and his ‘Harvey Scholarship’ about to run out, Todd finally finished obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Majoring in Business Management in August 14, 1998.
While Todd was in Pueblo, he worked for Prutches Garage Door Company and learned that trade. After finishing college, he started his own garage door business in Pueblo until he decided to move back to Lamar.
On December 2, 1999, Todd bumped into a lovely gal he knew from high school, Lisa Hawkins, at the Cow Palace. After visiting they learned they were both there for the ‘Bachelor Auction’. Lisa watched as Todd was being auctioned off and he asked Lisa to ‘bid him up’. Well, Lisa and her sister, Amy were talking and Lisa didn’t just ‘bid him up’, she bought him! After a couple of dates Todd just never left Lisa’s house and slept on the couch for about 6 months!
In March 2000, Todd and one of his best friends, Monte Tinnes had a serious vehicle accident hitting a deer and sending Todd to the emergency room in Cheyenne Wells, CO where we almost lost him. He was ‘Air-lifted’ to Denver Health where he spent 11 days in intensive care and had surgery to repair his face and went home with his mouth wired shut.
Over the years, Todd drove a truck for several companies, worked on the farm, and ended up at the Big R Store. It was during this time; a very nervous Todd FINALLY popped the question! Todd and Lisa were married on August 2, 2003 right here in the Lamar Christian Church.
Todd then moved to the Lamar Light and Power and then to his current employer, Prowers County Road & Bridge Department for the past 4 years.
His two biggest joys of his life were his two sons. On June 11, 2004 Michael Reece was born. Lisa talked Todd into another baby and Kasen James was born on September 18, 2007. Man, can those two make some cute babies! Lisa loved her three boys and couldn’t be any happier with her complete family.
The whole family kept busy with soccer, wrestling, baseball, football and square dancing. They also LOVED to go fishing together. Especially on a get-away to San Isabel which became their family tradition a couple times a year for the past 8 years.
Todd decided one day to bring home a few chickens, little did he know that would turn into quite a few more! He also decided to get goats…. LOL… He should have learned from the chickens! It didn’t take long before there was the Harvey Farmyard right in the back yard! He was just getting ready to tear down an old trailer house and build a barn for the boys.
As the boys got a little older, 4-H came along, and Todd was all for it in the beginning. Things changed and Todd’s job was to make sure everyone had fun at the fair. Then his love of the fair was to show-off his beloved RV, which sometimes had to be towed! But by-golly it was there! The RV included a Rockin Sound system and crushed velvet and it didn’t matter if the toilet or fridge worked, it was there! He provided the fun with go-carts and teaching the boys to skinny-dip in the paddle pond at midnight! The fair this year will not be the same.
Todd will be remembered for the smile on his face and his infectious laugh! He enjoyed fishing, weight-lifting, kayaking and owning guns. He enjoyed coaching kids sports and the kids all loved him.
Todd will be sadly missed by his wife, Lisa, boys, Reece and Kasen of the family home; mothers, Jeanie (Frank) Rose and Gail Harvey; mother-in-law, Linda Hawkins; brothers, Brian (Amy) Harvey, Zeb (Lexi) Harvey, brother-in-law, Chad (Jennifer) Hawkins; sister-in-law, Amy Kouba Allen and Shannon (Neil) Klocker; nieces and nephews, Zach (Serina) Harvey, Grace Harvey, Morgan Harvey, Aspen Hawkins, Stetson Hawkins, Harper Hawkins, and Jewel Klocker; Todd’s best friends, Brick his loyal dog, Monte Tinnes, and Justin Rangel. Todd is also survived by many other wonderful friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Harvey and father-in-law, Jim Hawkins.
Todd also left behind a huge collection of newly found treasurers! Also known as another people’s junk!
We may need to start a ‘Go-Fund Me’ account for the ‘blow-pop’ company as they will be experiencing a severe financial decline in sales. There are blow-pops available for everyone as you leave the church.
Good Luck God!