Jimmy W. Harrell
Jimmy Wynn Harrell, 85, of Junction, formerly of Uvalde, died on May 21, 2019, at his residence.
Services will be held today at 1 p.m. at South Getty St. Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Uvalde Cemetery.
He was born on Aug. 3, 1933, in Houston to Mildred (Wynn) and Dudley Harrell. He was the middle son born to the couple, and he had two brothers.
Before he attended high school, his family moved back to Uvalde and his father bought a small ranch on the river north of Chalk Bluff. The family says Harrell always said, “had WWII not happened, I would not have known Uvalde, schools, or met my wife. War was bad but the move was good.”
He was a decorated athlete, perhaps most known for being quarterback of the Uvalde Coyotes and taking them to the state semi-finals in 1949. He also played on the state qualifying basketball team in 1948-49, as well as running track and playing baseball.
He married Clarisie Langford on Feb. 2, 1957, in Uvalde. The couple had three children together.
He was a teacher and coach in Knippa and Uvalde, ranched for Sam Harrison, ran the Leakey Mercantile, and managed the Stowers Ranch in Kerr County from 1978-2008.
He and his wife were strong supporters of the Real County Junior Horse Club for more than 30 years. After 30 years of working at the Stowers Ranch, upon his retirement the couple moved to Junction to enjoy time with their grandchildren. He was a member of the College Street Church of Christ in Junction.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years; two daughters, Ginger Waites and husband, Kenny, all of Junction, and Cindy Wimberley and husband, Ken, of Evant; brother, John Harrell and wife, Phyllis; and two sisters-in-law, Patsie Wiebush and husband, Tuck, and Marilyn Langford, all of Uvalde; four grandchildren, Jamie Casarez and husband, Jesse, Lindsey Sweatt and husband, Tom, Kyle Wimberley and wife, Maddie, and Kade Wimberley; six great-grandchildren: JJ Casarez, Jameis Casarez, Kendrys Casarez, Nolan Casarez, Ellis Sweatt and Emery Sweatt; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Harrell was preceded in death by his son, Jack Langford Harrell; his parents; brother, D.S. “Jack” Harrell; sister-in-law, Jerry Harrell; father-in-law, Howard Milton Langford; mother-in-law, Clar Virginia Langford; and brother-in-law, Howard Taylor Langford.
Pallbearers will be his nephews, HT Langford, Lane Langford, Milt Wiebush, Alan Wiebush, Hal Harrell and Wayne Harrell. Honorary pallbearers will be John Bragg, LV Hubbard, Jim Jackson, Ray Langford, Monty Pannell, James Pate and Richard Smith.
Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, www.rekfunerals.com