January 16, 1881 – November 2, 2011 WOODROW WILSON HARRELLJanuary 16, 1918 – November 2, 2011
Woodrow Wilson Harrell, 93, passed away peacefully on November 2, 2011 at the
Presbyterian Hospital in Rockwall, Texas. Woodrow was born to Robert and Lula-Moore Harrell on January 16, 1918, and spent his childhood in Wolfe City, Texas, where he graduated from Celeste High School in 1935. He went on to study Agriculture, and graduated from East Texas State University. Mr. Harrell served in the United States
Army Core of Engineers during World War II, serving within the Bougainville campaign on the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Theatre from 1942 – 1945. After his military service, Woodrow devoted a 45-year career to the United States Soil Conversation Service. Upon retirement, Woodrow was a dedicated citizen cooperative weather observer, serving the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Cooperative Observer program. In recognition of his 45 years of service and
dedication, NOAA presented Woodrow with the Dick Hagemeyer Award in 2010. Throughout his life, Woodrow maintained a passion and love for God, family, friends, and nature. Woodrow is survived by his loving wife of over 71 years, Theda Roddy-Harrell; his daughter Linda Parks and husband Wayne Parks of Waco, Texas; his son Steve Harrell and wife Roberta Harrell of Denver, Colorado; and grandsons Gregory Parks, Grant Harrell, Austin Harrell, and Harrison Parks. Woodrow will be greatly missed, and forever remembered by his family and friends. Memorial services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Rockwall, Texas M.L. Jones Chapel (610 S.
Goliad Street Rockwall, Texas 75087), on Saturday November 5, 2011 at 11:00am, preceded by visitation at 10:30am. Jesse Crouch will officiate. Flowers may be sent to the First Baptist Church in Rockwall, Texas (610 S. Goliad Street Rockwall, Texas 75087). His final resting place will be the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City, Texas.