Harvey C. Flemister, 85, an FBI special agent who retired as chief of the intelligence division’s liaison section, died of congestive heart failure March 18 at his home in Silver Spring.

The death was confirmed by his wife, Marjorie Flemister.

Mr. Flemister served 27 years with the FBI, initially working in field offices in Pittsburgh and Detroit. From 1957 until his retirement in 1977, he worked at FBI headquarters in Washington.

Harvey Clark Flemister was a native of Daytona Beach, Fla., and a 1950 graduate of the University of Maryland. He served in the Army in the Philippines during World War II.

In retirement, he was treasurer and chairman of the D.C. chapter of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. He was a member and lay Eucharistic minister of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Silver Spring. His avocations included restoring antique clocks.

His first wife, Eleanor Robey Flemister, whom he married in 1948, died in 1990.

Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Marjorie Tilson Flemister of Silver Spring; four children from his first marriage, Marcy Turnbull of Columbia, Mark Flemister of Ellicott City, Lee Flemister of Rockville and Lorna Nafziger of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; four stepchildren, Cliff Jones of Juneau, Alaska, Cameron Jones of Rockville, Curtis Jones of Great Barrington, Mass., and Saralyn Jones of Washington; and 10 grandchildren.

— Bart Barnes