Dickie B. Harrell, 84

Dickie B. Harrell, 84, of Wabash, left this earthly world to join his wife and parents at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday June 25, 2019, at his daughter's home surrounded by his loving family. 

He was born Aug. 14, 1934 in Wabash County, to Clyde and Della (Aldridge) Harrell.

Dickie was a tank driver in the U.S. Army in Korea. He married Deloris Jean Shepherd in Wabash County on Sept. 18, 1954; she died July 7, 2018.

He retired from General Tire in Wabash, after working more than 30 years. Dickie was a long time member of the Wabash First Church of God. He never met a stranger and was always willing to provide a helping hand when needed. Dickie enjoyed bowling, hunting, and fishing, along with cheering for the New York Yankees, the Baltimore (now Indianapolis) Colts, and the Purdue Boilermakers.

He is survived by eight children, Walter (Monica) Harrell of Roanoke, James Harrell of Lagro, Frances (Ed) Napier of North Manchester, Tina (Phill) Eakright and Lisa Schoener, both of Wabash, Lori (Dennis) McCune of Cochranton, Pa., Susan (Jon) Kramer of Huntington, and Christina Harrell of Kokomo; 19 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents, son, Kevin Harrell, daughter-in-law, Charlene Harrell, and four brothers, Ernest, Herbert, Herman, and Lester Harrell.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Robb Rensberger officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash First Church of God.

The memorial guest book for Dickie may be signed at


Posted on 2019 Jun 25