ASHTABULA — Clovis Allen Harrell, age 78, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, at the Ashtabula County Medical.
He was born Nov. 20, 1934, in Hawkinsville, Ga., the son of Matt and Alene (Humphrey) Harrell and had been a Painesville resident most of his life, before moving to Ashtabula in 2010. A Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served from 1954 to 1957 just after the Korean Conflict before being honorably discharged.
Prior to his retirement, he worked for Morton Salt, Diamond Shamrock, and the Lake County Public Works Department where he was proud to have worked on the beautification of the floral clock in downtown Painesville.
A member of New Hope Baptist Church, Painesville, he loved the outdoors and just about anything you could do there, especially fishing, hunting, gardening, canoeing, rafting and camping. He also enjoyed his sister’s dog, “Chance” and listening to the “Temptations”.
His survivors include three children, Lolita Moore, Vanessa (Lonzo Pollard) Harrell and Clayton Harrell, all of Ashtabula; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ola Litton of Painesville.
He was preceded in death by his former wife and mother of his children, Myrna Dyer Harrell; a granddaughter, Latasha Moore; and his parents.
A Calling Hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. with a Service to follow at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 15th, at Peoples Baptist Church, 3837 West Ave., Ashtabula. The Rev. German Womack, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville with Full Military Honors.
Contributions may be made to the family, in care of the Funeral Home.
DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, is in charge of arrangements. Obituary and condolences at www.ducro.com and starbeacon.com.