David Earl Harvey

David Earl Harvey, 56, of Laramie, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2023. He was born June 26, 1966 to Lewis Earl and Mary Ann (Taylor) Harvey in Laramie, WY.

David grew up in Laramie and graduated from Laramie High School.

When he wasn’t burning rubber you could always find him working on cars. He was a body man for several of the body shops in Laramie. His pride and joy was spending time with his grandkids racing hot wheels. He also had a love for cats.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Lou and Donna Harvey and his aunt, Vivian Harvey.

He is survived by his parents, Earl and Mary Ann Harvey; his son, Michael (Katieann) Vankirk; grandchildren, Wesley Vankirk and Brayden Lee Kirkland; brother, Robert Lee Harvey; sister, Shelia Harvey; uncle, Jim Harvey; and his nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 8th, 2023 at Pavilion #1 at Washington Park

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Condolences (11)

  • robert w Murr

    I worked with Dave for a few years on truck wrecks, doing body and paint work at Allwyo and just hanging out. Dave had an energy about him that the moment you heard him pulling up and especially when you heard his (Allways loud voice😊) you knew that fun was about to be had! Dave loved making everyone around him happy and it was usually nonstop laughter. I will miss you deeply my friend and i know i will see you again, you were bigger than life❤

  • Ken Saliga

    Very sorry for the loss. He was a close friend. We become friends as we had fun "tinkering" with classic Mopars. "Mopar Dave" had the unique passion and love of cars and speed. We had fun at the local car derbies that we entered. You will be missed buddy. Enjoy all those Mopars in heaven. Rest in peace my friend.

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  • Nadine Tremblay

    Dave was such a huge part of our lives. He loved to come spend time with us at our shop, Wyo Speed. He loves coming to eat home cooked lunches and most importantly, he loved playing hot wheels with our 11 year old Memphis who he called “Memphy” , they would play chase, have water fights, ride bikes, take trips to the junkyard down the street together or just take a cruise around town to look for Volkswagen bugs. Dave also spent a lot of time with our older son Logan who he called “Guns”. His life and laughter will be missed around the shop, and his special chair will now stay empty reminding us how much we miss him in our lives. Dave; our hearts are heavy without you. We will think of you often and miss you always. Rest easy friend. Brian, Nadine, Memphis “Memphy” and Logan “Guns”

  • Shannon Vankirk

    I am sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you all. R. I.P David!

  • Arvin Martinez

    May you rest in peace Wavy Davey, it was a pleasure to know you.

  • jean and rich chaffee

    So Sorry to hear Harvey family you have our sympathy ...David was way too young but now he has his wings...

  • Mark Shepherd

    Dave what can I say other than it was a pleasure know you and hanging out in school. Plus later in life the fun we had when we could find time to chat. RIP. Mopar Man !!!

  • Laura McGinley

    I attended Prep school with David and Robert and remained friends with them after High School for some time. I will always remember conversations with David and his smile. He was a good soul and I am sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to all of his loved ones.

  • Lawrence Price

    Very sorry to hear this. It must be incredible to lose a child. All my best.

  • Elena and Marge

    So sorry for your loss know that we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.


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