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Robert Andrew Harwell, 75, of Weatherford, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at Baylor All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.
Visitation will be held Monday evening, May 22, at Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel from 6-8 PM. Funeral services celebrating his life will be held 10 A.M, Tuesday, May 23 at the funeral home. Committal will be held at Dean Cemetery in Weatherford.
Robert was born on June 25, 1941, in Parker County to Clyde and Lucille Harwell. He dedicated his life to Christ at the age of 14. Robert proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam period and served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger from 1961 to 1966. He had a passion for sharing and teaching his knowledge of air conditioning and cooling systems. Robert enjoyed County Western Dancing and playing his steel guitar. He will affectionately be remembered for his 'unique sense of humor' and for 'his outgoing personality and always willing to help others in need.' In his later years, Robert had a passion for traveling to places "off the beaten path." Most of all, Robert cherished time spent with his family - particularly his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Robert is survived by his children, Gena (Ken) Brown, Kevin (Tamara) Harwell, Eric (Rufina) Harwell, Nathan (Kassi) Harwell; grandchildren, Cooper (Megan) Brown, Cole (Emily) Harwell, Lacy (Josh) Nelms and Jacob Brown; his great-grandchildren, Chloe Pharr and Noah Brown, Brody Nelms and Kylie Nelms; and by his sisters, Nita Smith and Betty (Travis) Ringo-Massingill.
In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his wife Marie; his son, Robert Andrew Harwell, Jr.; and by his brothers, Buster, Leroy, W.N., and James Harwell.
Published on May 22, 2017
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