Harvey P. Hertenstein

Born in Nashville, TN on April 20, 1927

Departed on December 31, 2016 and resided in Madison, TN

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Harvey Pride Hertenstein, age 89, of Madison, TN, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016.

Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Lucille Hertenstein; and sister, Mary Nell Mangrum. Survivors include: his beloved wife of over 60 years, Ann Arrington Hertenstein; daughter, Pam Kinnebrew of Vicksburg, MS; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Mark Weems of Woodstock, GA; grandsons, Jacob Weems and James Kinnebrew; granddaughters, Jessica and Jordan Weems; and brother, Everett Hertenstein , Jr. He is also survived by many other extended family.

He was born in Nashville, TN, on April 20, 1927. During high school, he achieved the Eagle Scout designation from the Boy Scouts of America. Harvey graduated early from Isaac Litton High School to join the Navy where he served from 1945 to 1947. He continued to serve in the Navy Reserve until 1958. Harvey graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Peabody College in 1950 and completed his Masters Degree in 1960.

Harvey married Ann Arrington on April 14, 1956 and moved to Madison, TN. He spent 41 years as an educator in Davidson County public and private schools, including 13 years as Principal at Madison High School and 3 years as Principal at Stratford High School. Harvey was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville, TN and enjoyed camping, hiking, boating, and gardening.

A Life Celebration Service for Harvey will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 3 pm with visitation preceding the service from 1 pm – 3 pm. Burial will take place following the service at Hendersonville Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in Harvey’s name can be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203 or at AliveHospice.org.

Pallbearers will be Greg Arrington, Chris Arrington, Tommy Arrington, Jr., Tim Arrington, Terry Arrington, Rick Arrington, Keith Arrington, and Jim Mangrum. Honorary Pallbearers include Mike Mangrum, Madison High School Faculty, the Followers Sunday School Class, Phillip Arrington, Joe and Joann Scruggs, and Brad Rumbley.

15 Comments to Harvey P. Hertenstein

  1. Sharon Aney
    January 2, 2017 4:32 pm

    Harvey was a great person. Will greatly be missed. He was devoted to Ann and the kids. We had great talks when they stayed at Cypress Woods RV Resort. Thoughts and prayers be with the family.
    Hugs Sharon Aney and family

  2. William (Billy) Rucker
    January 2, 2017 10:53 pm

    MR Hertenstein was a great insperation to me when I was at Neely’s Bend Jr. High serving as an office workers. He was one of great memories as a student. My prayers got out to his family.

  3. Patricia Gilley Bain
    January 3, 2017 12:17 am

    What a kind man! He was my principal at Madison High and then a fellow teacher at Davidson Academy. Prayers to his family.

  4. Mary Ann Young Robinson
    January 3, 2017 2:10 am

    I wondered why they didn’t mention his time as Principal at Neely’s Bend, that is where I knew him first, I worked in the office in the 9th grade. I was in the first NBJH Class all 3 years. Mr. H was a good leader, but not unapproachable. I remember his lovely wife and darling girls. We all adored them. I also had Mr. H as Principal at Madison Sr. High later. I haven’t see him since 1969 graduation but always remembered him as a nice person and fair educator. Mary Ann Young (Robinson) Boise, Idaho

    • Debbie Mullican
      January 6, 2017 12:20 pm

      Mary I wondered the same thing. We were the first class to go all three years at Neeleys Bend Junior High. I was a cheerleader in the 9th grade and his daughter was our little cheerleader. He was a great principal and was always friendly and had a smile. So sad.

  5. Licicle Randall
    January 3, 2017 7:15 am

    May God surround the family with peace comfort and strength during this time. I always thought highly of him & he seemed to always have a smile on his face. I am former Neely’s Bend Jr. High & Madison High School. God bless.

  6. Licicle Randall
    January 3, 2017 7:17 am

    May God surround the family with peace comfort and strength during this time. I always thought highly of him & he seemed to always have a smile on his face. I am former student of Neely’s Bend Jr. High & Madison High School. God bless. Lucille Randall, Madison TN

  7. Libby Leverett Crew
    January 3, 2017 9:55 am

    When Pam and I ran track together at Goodlettsville High School, it was discovered that my mother and her father knew each other from Issac Litton School. I always thought that was a nice connection, especially since he himself was in education. I’m sending you my most positive thoughts, and hope for your broken hearts. Peace,

  8. Nancy Legard
    January 3, 2017 10:15 am

    He was a great principal. I had him at Madison High and was an office worker, class of ’75. He retired not long after that and again I was blessed to work with him. I went to work for Beck and Beck in 1978 and my first day there he was! He remembered me and I loved seeing him again. He caught me skipping for lunch once and taught me a great lesson without ever raising his voice or even telling my parents. It was an honor to know him. You were very much loved and respected.

  9. Larry darks
    January 3, 2017 2:12 pm

    A great man. I remember the day that he bought the wooden boat that he had built by hand to show all of the class. I always thought a lot of mr. Hertenstein.

  10. Jim & Marcelline Warren
    January 3, 2017 3:21 pm

    Jim and I met Ann and Harvey spending winters in Cypress Wood RV Resort in Ft. Myers, FL. Both are a delight to know, Harvey was always such a caring, sweet man. He will be missed so much by his loving family, but, friends will miss him a lot also. Prayers and love to Ann and Family.

  11. Sandra K. Sanders
    January 3, 2017 4:04 pm

    My deceased sister, Myra Joan Sanders Cashmere, had brain surgery in 1965 ad she was a student then at Madison HS. Joan was very scared of falling and/or of injuring her head in any way, when returning to school. She did not want to take PE because of this, and so she did not want to return to Madison HS that year, thinking she would have to take PE. My mother went to Mr. Hertenstein, who was then principal at Madison. She explained the fears Joan had, and why. Mr. Hertenstein said he would take care of that, and excused Joan from taking PE the rest of that year. Joan was so thankful to be able to return to school unafraid, and finish her year w/o incident, My mother talked of that often and how grateful she was then for Mr. Hertenstein, and his understanding in helping Joan get through that troubling year at school, following her brain surgery. He was man of compassion and one who enjoyed and appreciated numerous friends.

  12. Steve Desirey
    January 3, 2017 7:12 pm

    Mr Hertenstein,

    You have been my model teacher/principal from when I was in the 5th grade with you at Chadwell Elementary School. You did both jobs at the same time and was an example for us to have for a life time. You were the best…..and will be remembered that way! You introduced us to your “electronic brain” to assist and learn the state capitols. I hope you received a patent for that invention as I still remember it!

  13. Johnny Moore
    January 4, 2017 9:31 am

    Mr. Hertenstein was my 5th grade teacher/principal when Chadwell Elementary first opened. He gave me the “job” of working in in the bookstore in the mornings…actually making cash transactions! That made a huge impact on my confidence, and over the last 60 years, few days have ever passed without my thinking of him fondly. As evidenced by comments of other of his 5th grade students, he was a special teacher and man.

  14. Richard Lane
    January 4, 2017 1:30 pm

    Among the Educators at Madison High, Mr. H. Was the most liked and respected. Yes, even by the Rebels. If you had to go see him, you may not like the outcome, but you always knew it was fair.

    Richard Lane

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