John Earl Harwell | 1920 - 2013 | Obituary

John Earl Harwell
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John Earl Harwell

Born: August 05, 1920
Died: February 08, 2013

U.S. Veteran

John Earl Harwell, 92, of Tyler, Texas passed away on February 8, 2013 after a lengthy illness.


A graveside service will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas.   His nephew, Jeff C. Caid will speak at the graveside service.  Arrangements are being handled by Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas. 


John Earl was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana, on August 5, 1920.  He graduated from Bogalusa High School and continued on to receive a Doctor of Education Degree from the University of Mississippi. 


John Earl was married to Helon Marie Baldwin on August 23, 1953.  They were married for 59 years.


He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1942 to 1946.  He retired from Nicholls State University, Thibodaux Louisiana, in 1985, after 18 years as Professor of Psychology.


Dr. Harwell is survived by his wife, Helon, his sister in law, Fannie Caid, nieces and nephews: Lanelle and Joseph Picarella, Jeff and Cindy Caid of Tyler, Jean Cole of Duluth, Georgia, Chauncey Young, Jr., J.D. Smith, Terry Harwell, Kerry Earl Harwell, Cheryl Ann Harwell, and many great nieces and nephews.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX  75701.


The family would like to thank the individuals on staff at Hamptons Plus Care for the loving care provided to “Mr. John” for the past seven years.

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