On April 23, 2019, Harvey Bales died at his home in Killeen.

Funeral service was held April 28 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen, with visitation prior to the service.

Interment was April 29 at Central Texas Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, with Associate Pastor Tim McKeown officiating.

Harvey was born Sept. 22, 1928 in Lampasas County to George and Elizabeth Bales.

He graduated from Lampasas High School in 1948.

Pfc. Bales, Arty-USAR, active status, was inducted on Dec. 13, 1950 and was transferred to the Army Reserve on Nov. 27, 1952. He was honorably discharged from the Army on Oct. 8, 1956.

Harvey was a member of the Lampasas Volunteer Fire Department from January 1948 to October 1961. He was hired by Killeen Fire Department in October 1961.

Harvey married Joyce Bunch on Sept. 15, 1962 in Lampasas. Four children were added to this union: Debbie Reid (Terry) of Killeen, Brian Bales of Harker Heights, Rick Bales (Ingrid) of Round Rock, and Kevin Bales (Deborah) of Georgetown.

Grandchildren are Justin Reid (deceased, 2000), Lexi Pugh (Russell) of Georgetown, Zachary Bales of Round Rock and Christine McKinny of Colorado Springs.

Great-grandchildren are Beckett and Emery Pugh of Georgetown, and Taylor and Eifred Ryder McKinney of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Harvey was a charter member of Pershing Park Baptist Church, and he later moved his membership to First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a brother Johnny, sister Georgia Alsbrooks and grandson Justin Reid.

Donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Future Building Fund in his memory.