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Keith William Harvey, 66, passed away on January 14, 2019 after a yearlong battle with cancer. Keith was born on July 24, 1952 in Tyler, Texas.

Keith graduated from the University of Houston in 1982 with a Doctor of Jurisprudence; held both Master and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Stephen F. Austin University; a Graduate Fellow of the University of Chicago and was a 1970 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Texas.

Keith lived in Dallas Texas where he was an attorney and writer who spent his free time reading political philosophy, science fiction and poetry. Keith was the author of four novels. In 2009, his portal fantasy novel, "Okeanus," was a semi-finalist in the Amazon/Penguin Breakthrough novel contest. In 2014, Kirkus named Keith's book, "Grimoire of Stone", one of the best independent novels of the year.

Keith is survived by his wife of 42 years, Paula; parents, Gene and Alene Harvey of Tyler, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, David and Tricia Harvey of Tyler as well as one beloved nephew, Benjamin Harvey also of Tyler.

Details of memorial service will be announce at a later date.

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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Jan. 27, 2019.
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January 14, 2020
A man of many words who had a skill of using few, to say much. His words written(when read) linger long in ones thoughts. Keith opened windows in your Soul and let birds fly free. He understood you, in a way that only Poets can. In a way that only Keith could. And you, and you, and you, and you, and even I; are blessed that Keith was/is (still)/always part of your life.
January 12, 2020
Thinking of my aunt, uncle and cousin today. Love yall very much.
Connie Helms
January 11, 2020
Sorry for your loss, sending my deepest condolences, please take comfort in knowing that God cares personally for you and your family
August 6, 2019
I had the good fortune to know Keith. He was charming, witty and big hearted. He made me laugh. He made me think. He gave me hope about humanity. I am so sorry to hear of his passing..
I grieve the loss with you all.
Rob Wrinkle
March 16, 2019
SarahA O' Leary
March 16, 2019
My heart wretched in two. Sleep well kind Sir. SarahA
SarahA O'Leary
March 6, 2019
Paula - I am so sorry I did not know. As you know I spent a lot of time with Keith years past always always had a interesting wonderful time did not matter whether in Dallas, NYC or Frankfurt Germany.
Keith was respected by so many of his peers - he will be missed
Blessings to you and the family
Paul Perkins
February 16, 2019
Keith was a well-read, intelligent, cultured man and a hell of a lawyer. I had not seen him in years since I moved to New Mexico, but I am very sad to hear he is gone. My condolences to Paula.
Alice Nystel Page
January 27, 2019
You Will be Missed Cuz.Rest in Peace.
Kent Wise
January 22, 2019
Sending love and prayers to my aunt Alene, Uncle Gene, cousin David and Paula during this difficult time. May your memories of Keith; a gentle soul bring you comfort.
Connie Vandergriff-Helms
January 19, 2019
Keith will be missed. I've known him since our early teen years and even then found him to be a great friend and fun (yet serious and sincere) to be with. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest in peace, Keith.

Katie (Stegall) Farr
Katie Farr
January 19, 2019
Katie Stegall Farr
January 18, 2019
You are all in our thoughts and prayers for grace and peace. John 14 Love, Tom and Polly Lowry
January 18, 2019
May the bereaved family be comforted by looking forward to Jesus' promise of seeing your dear loved one again. John 6:40.
A. L.
January 18, 2019
Our deepest sympathies to Paula, Gene, Alene, David and all of Keith's family.
Bob & Ann Gilman
January 18, 2019
Please accept our sincere condolences to the family and friends. Losing a loved one in death is never easy. May your hearts find comfort in the words found at 1 Thessalonians 4:14.
A wonderful hope of seeing your loved ones again.
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