Cecil Marvin “Bub” Harvey, of Ardmore, was born on May 10, 1925, the son of the late Cecil Flow Harvey and Eula Mae (Johnson) Harvey. Bub died on Feb. 7, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services are set for 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at the First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. David Daniel officiating.  
In addition to his parents, Bub was preceded in death by his sister, Merle Flo Colley and nephew, Jerry M. Colley.
Bub is survived by his wife of 65 years, Peggy Jean Harvey. They were married on Aug. 29, 1952, at the First United Methodist Church. Together they raised three daughters, Merla Jean Harvey, Barbara Lou Shields and Lisa Lynn Stansill. He is also survived by sons-in-law, Larry Stansill and Tim Shields; along with grandchildren, Paul Schwab and wife, Debbie, Travis Shields and wife, Megan, Mika Woods and husband, Cory, Sarah Shields and Nicholas Martin and wife, Sarah; great-grandchildren are Ellie Schwab, Jackson Hoffer, Zachary Woods, Andrew Martin, Katelyn Woods, Keller Hoffer, Clare VanVliet, Addison Woods, Tucker Shields and Patrick Martin; and nephews, L. Harvey Gene Colley and Gary Yarbrough.
A graduate of Ardmore High School, the class of 1943, Bub enlisted in the United States Marine Corps July 14, 1943. Assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 21st Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Bub was shipped to Guam. From there, his unit was assigned to the invasion of Iwo Jima, going ashore on Feb. 21, 1945. He left Iwo Jima on March 28, 1945, and arrived back at Guam April 1, 1945. He was promoted to corporal and honorably discharged on Dec. 27, 1945.
Bub returned to Ardmore and entered the family business, Harvey Funeral Home, graduating from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science, Dallas, Texas. Together, Bub and Peggy served the citizens of Ardmore as they owned and operated the Harvey Funeral Home until 1988 when they retired.
Bub was very active in his church and community. He held membership in several organizations: the National Association of Funeral Directors, served as president of the Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association and received the Director of the Year award, served on the Board of Directors of the International Order of the Golden Rule, was a Lifetime Member of the 3rd Marine Division, VFW Post 4574, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club and the Cross Point Emmaus Community. A Lifetime Member of the Military Memorial Museum Association, he was inducted into the Military Memorial Museum Hall of Fame, May 12, 2003.
Since his youth, Bub was an avid horseman; he attended and worked rodeos from Ardmore to Tucson and Fort Worth to Calgary. He loved to get away to his property south of Ardmore and spent time riding and working with his horses. A dedicated friend, Bub was a stranger to no one. He had a simple passion to serve the public and a humble heart when dealing with people.
Bub served his country proudly, brought integrity to his profession, worked for the betterment of his community and loved his fellow man. He surrendered his life to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at an early age and never stopped pursuing a closer relationship through his reading and study of the bible. He was a devoted husband, a dedicated father and an affectionate grandfather. He truly was a member of the Greatest Generation.
The Patriot Riders will escort the procession to Hillcrest Memorial Park, where interment will be with Military Honors provided by the U. S. Marine Corps. Serving as pallbearers will be Paul Schwab, Travis Shields, Nick Martin, Cory Woods, Larry Stansill and Tim Shields. Honorary bearers include Gary Yarbrough, Hank Kittrell, Glen Mitchell, Leo Pershica, Jack Riley and all active and retired service men.     
Services are under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be sent online at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.