Harvey R. Justice, hardworking man

September 23, 2021

Harvey R. Justice, 78, of Dagsboro passed away Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021.

He was born in Dagsboro Sept. 17, 1943, son of the late Isaac E. Justice and the late Vina A. (Tyre) Justice.  Harvey owned and operated Harjoco Construction and Disposal for several years before selling the business and “retiring” in 2013.  Although he retired, he continued working around his dirt pit or in his garden up until the day of his passing. 

Harvey was a member of Doric Lodge #30 A.F. & A.M., Tall Cedars of Lebanon and the Boumi Shrine.  In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing and hunting.  Harvey loved boating and would spend most Saturdays at Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield, Md., where he kept two of his boats.  He also enjoyed gardening and sharing his vegetables with neighbors and close friends.  Harvey will be remembered as a very outspoken man but willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Morris “Cap” Justice in 2019; and a sister, Resina Martz in 2020.  Harvey is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Joan (Davis) Justice; a son, John R. Justice and his wife Keri of Millsboro; a daughter, Juanita J. Oakley and her husband George of Dagsboro; six grandchildren, Morgan Burton, Guy Burton, Ella Justice, Olivia Justice, Justin Oakley and Jenna Oakley; two greatgrandchildren, Leland Oakley and Vivian Oakley; and several nieces, nephews and friends.  

A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, Sept. 27, at the Frankford Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher St., Frankford, where a Masonic service will begin at noon with the funeral service to immediately follow.  Interment will take place at St. George’s Cemetery in Clarksville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Harvey’s name to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Processing Center, PO Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394 or by visiting

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