HAMPTON - John Hines Harrell Sr., 81, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Born in Gates Co, NC, he had been a Hampton resident since 1941. Mr. Harrell served in the US Navy
retiring in 1967 as a Petty Officer First Class after 20 years of service. He then joined Newport News Shipbuilding retiring there in 1993. Mr. Harrell was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia "Bunky" Harrell; parents, James and Leo Harrell; and his son, Tommy Harrell. He is survived by his daughters, Sharon Martin, and Barbara Wynn and husband Dennis; sons, John Harrell Jr. and wife Debbi, and James Harrell; sisters Sally H. Scott and Jean D. Combs; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Monday, April 29, 2013 at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home with interment to follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday from 5-7 PM at the funeral home.