Aug 10, 1923 - Nov 1, 2010
Posted by Jo Aguirre
Paper: Muskogee Daily Phoenix and Times-Democrat (OK)
Deceased: Paul Harwell 1923 – 2010
Date: November 2, 2010
Paul Harwell, of Council Hill, passed away on Monday, November 1, 2010, in Eufaula at the age of 87. Paul was born in Wetumka, OK, August 10, 1923, to Alford and Carrie (Duck) Harwell.
Paul attended school in Wetumka and at the age of 15, he joined the US Army and served for six years before being honorably discharged. Paul worked as a cement engineer for Halliburton for many years. His work took him and his family many foreign countries and all together they had been around the world 11 times. After retiring from Halliburton, Paul moved to the Lake Eufaula area where he enjoyed the lake life. He worked at the old Checotah Wal-Mart in the sporting goods department where he had loyal customers that would check out there just to visit with him. Paul enjoyed traveling and was a great teller of stories about his travels and life. He will be dearly missed by his friends and family.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Opal (Buckridge) Harwell; one brother, Neal Harwell; and six sisters, Alpha Kelly, Roberta Lewis, Helen Morris, Ruby Keeton, Ada Jones, and Renise Higgenbottom.
He is survived by his two daughters, Gayle Cooley of Muskogee, and Traci Duke and her husband Randy of Council Hill; four grandchildren, Tonya Turner, Cheri Catron, Travis Duke, and Jayci Duke; five great grandchildren; Brentton Catron, Theron Catron, Kristina Catron, Cole Turner, and Cameron Turner; a special family friend, Ulala Hobbs; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends and loved ones.
Funeral services will be 10:00 am Friday, November 5, 2010, at Hampton Memorial Chapel in Checotah with Pastor Larry Montgomery officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery with Travis Duke, Brentton Catron, Jason Turner, Pat Patricca, Tommy Stewart, and Jason Catron. Honorary pallbearers are Theron Catron and Cameron Turner.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation to Heartland Hospice at 210 E. Comanche, McAlester, OK 74501.
Services were entrusted to Hampton Mortuary. Friends may share condolences with the family at www.hamptonmortuary.com.
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