Harvey Anderson Amos, Jr., 64, died on Thursday, March 2, 2017, in the arms of his wife Lauren, and surrounded by friends, at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, FL. The cause was service related COPD.
Harvey was born in Richmond, VA and grew up on Oakhurst Avenue in Bluefield. He attended Bluefield schools, graduated from the Patterson School in Lenoir, NC, and then attended Bluefield College.
An Eagle Scout, he joined the U.S. Army in 1971 and served with the 82nd Airborne. After leaving active duty he continued as a reservist in the 11th Special Forces Group. He later trained as a paramedic, an Emergency Medical Technician, and ultimately a registered nurse. He specialized in emergency room, flight medicine, and security, working in Richmond, VA, Atlanta, GA, Melbourne, FL, as well as locations around the world. In the 1980's he was a medic/security guard for the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia when he was Crown Prince. From 2003-2011 he served in the Middle East as a military contractor with several companies including what is now known as Triple Canopy. A fire arms and survivalist instructor as well as a range safety officer, he loved paragliding, the mountains, and riding his Harley.
He is survived by his wife Lauren Belmont Amos, his sister Virginia Amos (Michael Bergin), his mother Walton Amos, and numerous nephews, nieces, and great nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his father Harvey Anderson Amos, Sr., a long time Bluefield resident, business man, and local pilot, his step-sister Betty Amos Holmes, a nephew and a great nephew.
Services and cremation will take place in Florida.
Published on March 21, 2017