Harvey Hayden Sr.

Obituary of Harvey Earl Hayden Sr.

     A lifetime Manatee County resident, the descendent of early Florida settlers, Harvey Earl Hayden, Sr. passed away peacefully in the presence of family on May 14, 2024. He was born on June 1, 1937, to the late Dempsey Granville Hayden and Hollie Mae Wingate Hayden in Manatee County. A 1956 graduate of Manatee High School, he was retired from the School Board of Manatee County, and was a lifelong resident of the Samoset community.  Mr. Hayden was twice widowed and is preceded in death by his first wife, Ramona, and his second wife, Linda. Also preceding him in death were his son, Earl, and daughter, Trina, along with his brother and both parents. He is survived by his daughter, Melissa Hayden of Bradenton, FL, grandchildren, Christopher Hayden of Bradenton, FL, Shakeisha Holton Gray (Jason) of Winston-Salem, NC, Brandi Holton (Heather) of Bradenton, FL, and very close sons in love Roy Holton (Debbie) of Pilot Mountain, NC and Gary Huffman of Bradenton, FL. He was also a great-grandfather of nine. Mr. Hayden was a long-standing member of Bethany Baptist Church in Myakka City, FL.

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home
720 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, Florida, United States

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Thursday, May 23, 2024
Bethany Baptist Church
26604 FL-64
Myakka City, Florida, United States


Bethany Cemetery
Myakka City, Florida, United States
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