Harley Mack Busbee Jr passed peaceably away on February 2, 2021 and has been forever reunited with his beloved wife Eva Rae. Harley was born in Clear Springs, Florida on September 7, 1925.
He served in the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the USS Nevada then deployed to Europe. He participated in the Normandy, Southern France, Sicily, and North Africa campaigns before being diverted to the Pacific Theatre and participating in the Battles of Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.
After the war, he returned to Florala AL and finished his education. Following this he began his long distinguished career of 33 years with the federal government as a Procurement Contracting Officer on Eglin AFB. He met Eva Rae Plant (Florala) in 1951 and they married in 1955. They had three children and remained loving partners for 67 years. They became lifelong residents of Niceville, FL in 1958 and were active in the social growth of the city. They were charter members of the Rocky Bayou Country Club and enjoyed golfing for many years. For the last several years he returned weekly to Florala to the Big R restaurant to be with his morning coffee club group, most of which were lifelong friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Harley Mack and Myrtice Gautney Busbee of Florala, loving sister Perrine Barlow (Nicholas), his twin brother Harvey, twin brothers Kenneth and Kurtis, niece Roxanne Busbee, nephew Nicholas Barlow and his beloved wife Eva Rae. He is survived by daughters Janet Lanpher, Ginny Calfee, and son Harley Mack III, loving sister Mary Anton, and six grandchildren, John and Carden Lanpher, Brian and Kristin Calfee, Harley and Harrison Busbee and many sweet nieces and nephew. Memorial services are Saturday, February 13th at 2:00 pm at Heritage Gardens Funeral Home in Niceville with visitation at 1:00 pm. Masks would be appreciated.
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