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Robert Farrell Harwell

Robert Farrell Harwell, age 83, passed away peacefully at his home in the Belleview Community on July 7, 2022. He was a lifelong resident of Lincoln County, TN.

Mr. Harwell was born January 8, 1939, in the McBurg Community to the late Berry Brown Harwell and Frances Katherine Harwell. He attended Boonshill High School and was a veteran of the US Army, having served in Germany. Farrell worked for many years as a heavy equipment operator for Coach Stevenson, CFW Construction, TVA and Roads & Grounds at Redstone Arsenal.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Janice Little Harwell of Fayetteville; sisters, Mary Ann Brewer of Fayetteville, Maudie Foster of Pulaski, Ruby Twyman of Fayetteville; brother, Carroll Wayne (Linda) Harwell of Shelbyville; sister-in-law, Dena (Jimmy) Kincaid of Fayetteville; brothers-in-law, Mike (Jan) Little of Old Hickory, and Tim Sheppard of Colorado Springs, CO; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents Farrell was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Harwell Brewer; and brothers, Harold Harwell, Claiborne Harwell, Donald Harwell, Billy Harwell, Walter Frank Harwell.

Graveside service will be Sunday, July 10, 2022, at 2:30 pm at Wright’s Cemetery (Highway 64 West) with Justin Harwell, Jason Little, and Sarah Beth McPherson conducting the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made the Hayden’s Hope, P O Box 241, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Robert Farrell Harwell.

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#1 Comment By Julia Ann Stafford On July 8, 2022 @ 12:58 pm

Janice and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Farrell, The Harwell Family and my Family go back a long way. My Prayers and thoughts are with you all at this most difficult time.

Love you all,
Judy Stafford

#2 Comment By Linda Reavis On July 8, 2022 @ 2:03 pm

I am so sorry. God be with you .
Love 💘

#3 Comment By Kaye& Joe Barnes On July 8, 2022 @ 2:21 pm

Janice,so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband.Joe&I have known the Harwell family since we were kids.Our love & prayers to all of you

#4 Comment By Sue Brooks On July 8, 2022 @ 2:43 pm

My very dear friend, Janice. Farrell was such a wonderful man and I feel honored to have known him and called him a friend for many, many years. I pray God will shelter you, and both families, now and for many days, months and years that follow this tremendous loss. I pray God will be with you and place His loving arms around you. With love, Sue

#5 Comment By Matt Miller On July 8, 2022 @ 2:44 pm

MR. Harwell was the greatest neighbor that we ever had on Monks road. Whenever my daughter (Mya) was born, he and Ms. Janice came over to visit. Then, whenever Betty( Nannie) would babysit Mya, they would stroll down to visit Mr. Farrell during the day. Mr. Farrell would give Mya a Sunny D and maybe some kind of treat. Mr. Farrell and his dog, Digger, would ride over on his John Deer Gator and visit us whenever we were home. When Mya was still young enough to trick-or-treat we would try to make sure and see him and Ms. Janice. Mr. Farrell helped me work on my lawnmower and even gave me pointers on how to best use my then-new Zero turn. We will never forget Mr. Farrell. For the last few years I’ve been honking my horn every weekday as I drive by his house headed to work. I was not a great neighbor, just always busy and mostly gone somewhere. I thought if he heard my horn he’d know I was thinking about him, especially when he was not feeling great. I’ll keep honking Mr. Farrell, so you’ll know I’m thinking about you.

#6 Comment By Marcella scott On July 8, 2022 @ 3:05 pm

With our sincere condolences to the family

Lynn and Marcella scott

#7 Comment By Anne Beddingfield, Sam, Amy, and Alex On July 8, 2022 @ 3:12 pm

I was heartbroken to learn of the passing of sweet Farrell. He was a special friend to our family and our life was better for having known him. We adore you precious Janice. I pray for comfort and peace.

#8 Comment By Jimmy and Dana Sartain On July 8, 2022 @ 3:18 pm

Janice we are so sorry for your loss. Praying God will fill you with His love and presence.

#9 Comment By Mardell Moffett On July 8, 2022 @ 3:20 pm

Praying for you and your family

#10 Comment By George and Anita On July 8, 2022 @ 3:25 pm

Janice, George and I send our sincere condolences. Farrell was a good man. So sorry for the loss of Farrell. I will talk to you soon.

#11 Comment By Norma Wright On July 8, 2022 @ 3:46 pm

My love and prayers are with you.

#12 Comment By Susan Arrick On July 8, 2022 @ 3:48 pm

Dear Janice and family, we are saddened to hear of Farrell’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Susan and Ron Arrick

#13 Comment By Dinah Norman On July 8, 2022 @ 3:58 pm

Janice so sorry to hear about Farrell. Your in my prayers.

#14 Comment By Robert and sandie simms On July 8, 2022 @ 4:20 pm

Ms Janice
We are so sorry for the passing of Farrell
We will always remember the tripl to Panama City and the Rooster that ran away
We love you and our prayers Will bs you
Sandie and Robert Simms

#15 Comment By Harold Rudd On July 8, 2022 @ 4:24 pm

No words can fill the void you feel right now, but his legacy is with each step you take. May you find comfort in knowing he had a full life and loved as much as he was loved.

#16 Comment By Joyce Plunkett On July 8, 2022 @ 5:10 pm

Janice, we’re so sorry to hear of Farrell’s passing. We didn’t know him well but hearing you talk about him in such a loving way, we felt like we knew him well. The first time Bobby met him he had good words to say about him. He was so nice and friendly! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family!

#17 Comment By Paula Hay On July 8, 2022 @ 5:35 pm

Ruby, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Prayers for y’all.

#18 Comment By Cody Swinford On July 8, 2022 @ 5:50 pm

Where do I begin. Pop (Farrell) and Janice mean the world to us and especially our boys who gave him that name. From the time they were born to Halloween visits to Sam driving by each morning revving his engine. Huge hugs Janice. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are just around the corner if you need anything. Love you.

#19 Comment By Karen Gilliam On July 8, 2022 @ 5:53 pm

Janice and family, I am so very sorry to learn of Farrell’s passing. He was as much a part of our CHS Class of ‘64 as any of the rest of us. We will all miss him. May God provide you with peace and understanding now and in the days to come.

#20 Comment By Janice Davis On July 8, 2022 @ 6:20 pm

So so sorry for your loss. Love you. Janice Davis

#21 Comment By Marcia Hughes On July 8, 2022 @ 7:55 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Prayers for you and your family.

#22 Comment By Rexine On July 8, 2022 @ 8:29 pm

Janice, Digger, Brothers & Sisters, I am so thankful to have known & called this wonderful family my friends all these years. It must have been great to get together on holidays & family reunions with a family of this size. As the only daughter I just cannot imagine! Janice, I realize what a loss you feel at this time & I pray that God will strengthen you in the coming days & weeks as you regroup your life. He was a “good ‘un”, as was all of y’all. I have so many memories of good times at Boonshill School with Ruby & Carroll Wayne when we were just kids.We lived in a much slower kinder world back then. Its amazing how everything has changed in our short lifetimes! Know that I love each of you & wish you well at this sad time. Sincerely, Rexine Douthit Pigg

#23 Comment By Patricia Smith knott On July 9, 2022 @ 4:51 am

So sorry for your loss Janice.

#24 Comment By Tommy and Lisa Sanders On July 9, 2022 @ 9:47 am

I was sad to hear of the passing of Farrell. He was always a kind man that I thought highly of. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Janice. May you rest in peace Farrell.

#25 Comment By Sherry Stone On July 9, 2022 @ 11:41 am

So many memories of Mr. Farrell. Riding one of his beloved tractors in the Christmas Parade and sitting in the store (Park City Bi-Rite) talking to other men who were there and anyone who came in. Can’t count the number of times my Daddy would take my sister and me to the store with him and there would be Mr. Farrell sitting there shootin’ the bull. Lol. He would always pick on us. My Daddy dubbed him “the Mayor of Park City” because he was always there talking to everyone. There will never be another “Mayor of Park City” because there will never be another Farrell Harwell. God rest your soul “Mayor” you will always be missed. Love, Sherry and Lori (the little Renegar girls).

#26 Comment By Gayle and Randall Shelton On July 10, 2022 @ 12:28 pm

Janice we are so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength, comfort, and peace in the days ahead.

#27 Comment By Mary Partin On July 10, 2022 @ 8:05 pm

So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this time. God Bless, Mary, Teresa Partin, & Billy McGehee

#28 Comment By Sherry Foley On August 2, 2022 @ 7:59 pm

Janice, i was so very sorry to learn of Ferrells passing from his life here on earth. I can just almost see his hand passing from yours to his Heavenly Fathers. And while i know that you will miss him terribly, what a blessing Ferrell has been to you and the two of you to so many others. You and Ferrell have always been one of those rare couples who people can’t imagine one without the other. That was my first thought when learning of his passing. Dear, sweet Janice, I pray that God will hold you in His loving grace and help you to focus on the many, many happy memories you shared with your beloved Ferrell. Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers for a long time to come.