Harvey Ray RasnickFebruary 4, 1945 ~ September 25, 2017 (age 72)
Harvey Ray Rasnick of Mount Vernon, KY, passed from this life on September 25, 2017. Born in Grundy, VA, he was the youngest of eight children born to the late William Paul and Alafair Charles Rasnick. He leaves to cherish his memory, son Chad Tate, Las Vegas, NV, daughter Christine Rasnick of Charlottesville, VA, and two grandchildren, Alex Nickell and Aubrey Nickell. Also surviving are his sister Harriett Rasnick Stilwell, Cana, VA, his brother Harlas Charles Rasnick, Mechanicsville, VA as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his lifelong friend Doug Stanley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry and Harrison Rasnick and three sisters, Helen Ledford, Beatrice Sigmon, and Hazel Schultz.
Harvey graduated from Patrick Henry High School in Ashland, VA and soon joined the United States Marie Corp serving nearly two years in combat during the Vietnam War. Following his service, he worked as a construction supervisor but was placed on military disability due to the traumatic events in Vietnam. As a disabled American veteran, he supported veteran’s causes and was extremely proud of having served his country. He was a talented carpenter, could fix most anything, loved gardening and canning the vegetables he grew in his garden. Harvey was dedicated to and had great pride in being a member of the Indian Creek Masonic Lodge in McKee, KY. He loved his dogs Festus and Beau, they were his constant companions – at least one of them was with him wherever he went. He loved his family but he also loved fishing and would go fishing anytime he had free time.