LEXINGTON - Mr. Otis Lee Harrell, 87, died Tuesday, December 04, 2012.
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The funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 1:30 pm in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel in Greenville, NC. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park.
Mr. Harrell, a native of Halifax County, lived much of his early life in the Smithfield community. A veteran of the United States Navy, he served on the LST Troop Carrier ship during both World War II and the Korean War. After his military service he lived and worked in the Smithfield community for a number of years and later moved to the High Point community where he retired from Styrex Industries in 1987. He was a member of Meadowview Deliverance Tabernacle in Lexington, where he had made his home since the 1970's.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gus and Georgia Branch Harrell, brothers, William, Clarence, Ernest and Charles Harrell, and a stepson, Clarence Allen Jones
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Gladys Harris Harrell; sons, Raymond "Ray" Harrell and wife, Dianne, and Randy Harrell and wife, Frankie all of Henderson, Otis "Sherwood" Harrell and wife, Phuong, of Anacoco LA, and Freddie Harrell and wife, Jeannette, of High Point; daughter, Glenda H. Tallent, of San Jose, CA; stepson, Harold Edward Jones, Jr. of Washington, and stepdaughters, Wendy Jones Blackwell and Christy Jones Harris, both of Greenville; brother, Aaron Glenn Branch Harrell of Zebulon; 13 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 pm at Wilkerson Funeral Home and other times at the home of Christy Jones Harris.
Memorials may be made to Safe Haven Orphanage, PO Box 115, McGaheysville, VA 22840. (http://www.landmarktabernacle.com)
Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com
Published in The Daily Reflector on Dec. 7, 2012