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Harvel Gordon Poag

May 24, 1947 ~ October 23, 2022 (age 75)

Obituary

Harvel Gordon Poag, age 75,  of Palm Bay, FL, and Lebanon, TN, passed away October 23, 2022, after a long illness.  He was born in Hohenwald, TN and was the son of Alfred H. Poag and Ella Christine (Fain) Poag of Columbia, TN.

Harvel  had a long career in Radio Broadcasting and had popular radio shows in many different markets spanning Tennessee and Northern Alabama.  He enjoyed spending his retirement fishing, being “Pe-Paw” to his granddaughter Dixie, and playing his musical instruments  including Guitar, Mandolin, and Violin.

Harvel was a graduate of Central High School, Columbia, TN,   He was a proud veteran who served in the U. S. Navy onboard the USS Saratoga aircraft carrier.  And made a life long friend with his Navy shipmate, Mike Mitchell of NJ.

Harvel  is survived by daughter, Holli (Samuel) Edwards; granddaughter Dixie Grace Edwards, of West Melbourne, FL;  Brothers Harold Douglas (Heidi) Poag and William Gary Poag of Columbia, TN.; and sister Brenda Poag Webb of Cocoa Beach, FL.   And  several nieces, nephews and extended family.

Harvel was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Brenda Nelms Poag, in 2021.  Also, his parents and Brothers James Rodney Poag,, Victor Poag, Charles W. Poag, and sister Wanda (Poag) Stanfill.

There will be no services at his request.  His family will celebrate his life at a later date at the lake house in Lebanon, TN.

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