December 11, 1945 – May 19, 2021
John W. Harrell, 75, of Brownfield, passed from this life into the arms of his Lord and Savior on May 19, 2021, in Brownfield, TX. Family will gather to receive guests on Thursday, May 27, 2021, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Grace Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel in Brownfield, TX. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 28, 2021, at 2:00pm at First United Methodist Church in Brownfield, TX, with interment to follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
“J.W.” was born to Walter Harrell Jr and Erma L Harrell. December 11, 1945. He attended school in Brownfield at Wheatly and was known for his great pitching on the baseball field. At a young age he met, fell in love, and married Enola G. Harrell on March 27, 1977. They grew and lived in unconditional love for forty-forty years. J.W. had a heart full of love and was so very giving. He loved children and appreciated the fact that he was able to instill the word of God into them. He relished in the fact that he was able to plant seeds of love and pour into children by reading, learning, and teaching the bible. He and Enola had a weekly bible study for over sixteen years for children and all that wanted to attend. JW was a professional truck driver and touched many lives along with touching road for over forty-five years.
J.W. loved traveling, fishing and being outdoors. He enjoyed playing the guitar but most of all he loved and served the Lord and was a devout man after Gods own heart. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
He is preceded in death by Erma (mother), Walter (father), Stance, J.T., Bill, Walter Jr, Maurice, and Gilbert (brothers)/ Inez, Earlene, Vera, Bobbie, Joyce, and Bessie (sisters).
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Enola, four sons Gilbert “Lynn” (Sandra) of Brownfield, Tx, Ivan (Pam) of Hobbs, NM, Rube Harrell, Midland, Tx, Ricky of Newcastle, Ok and Regina of Washington, D.C. He also leaves to cherish his memories his brothers; Robert and Johnny of Eastland, Texas, David (Kathy) of Dallas, Tx, Douglas, Claude (Felicia) of Brownfield, Tx. Sisters; Merlene, Dorothy, Annie, Frances, Ella, and Leatrice of Brownfield, Tx. One Uncle Willie K Ross, Sr., and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, nephews, and nieces.