Mr. Harrel Head
- March 19, 1924 - July 28, 2012
- Kingsport, Tennessee
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I was sorry to hear about Harrel, I know that he has not been well and I do know that he is in a better place now. You and your family will be...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Martha Burnette - Church Hill, TN
“He never knew a stranger! Always had a piece of peppermint candy handy! I love and will miss him so but I know he is at peace now and will suffer no...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Kim Bowen - Duffield, VA
“So sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort and bless you. Our hearts and prayers are with each of you.
3 of 8 | Posted by: Jerry and Betty Head - Ewing, VA
“My deepest sympathy to you all. I wish I could be with you in your time of sorrow. Harrel will be missed deeply. One of the memories that I will...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Ann Franke - Hartland, WI
“I am thinking of you and your family during this time of sorrow. Uncle Harrell was always such a soft spoken man. He was loved by many and will be...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Tina White - Statesboro, GA
“I am so sorry to hear of Harrel's passing. Thru the years I enjoyed visiting with you all and seeing your paintings. I pray the Lord will give you...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Betty Mellons Cole - Martinez, GA
“I was so sorry to hear about Harrel. My Mom is a resident at Madison House Assisted Living, so I met Harrel there. He would occasionally sing to...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Lisa Bond - Mount Carmel, TN
“Eva and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Harrel was as sweet as they come. I had the pleasure of assisting him at Madison House and it was a...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Michelle Pippin
Harrel Head, 88 of Kingsport, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday July 28, 2012.
Harrel left the 8th grade to become a coal miner. He moved on to a career in carpentry becoming a Master Cabinet Maker. After moving to Kingsport he worked as manager of Clinchfield Supply Company before beginning his career with E. I. DuPont De Nemours Company in Old Hickory, TN. After marrying Eva they took a detour to Florida for 2 years where he was a milkman and manager of Cash and Carry Lumber Company. Harrel was offered a position by DuPont in Brevard, NC for 5 years, then to Newark, DE for 17 years until his retirement. He and his wife Eva moved back to Kingsport in 1987 where they spent time together in painting classes and traveling on bus trips to all 50 states.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Mattie Head; two sisters, Hassie Head Pannell and Orie Head Dean; two brothers, Rutherford Head and Truman Head.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 48 years, Evadeane "Eva" (Mitchell) Head, two daughters, Mary Kay Mowell and husband Allen, Carolyn Ann Allen; two sons, Harrel James "Jim" Head and wife Betty, Thomas Mike Head; step-daughter, Patricia A. Moody Barr; six grandchildren, Rick Mowell, Chris Mowell Glotzbach, Kim Bowen, Kevin Haynes, Carmen Jacobs and Carla Austin; one sister, Shirley Head Mellons; several great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Funeral Home on Tuesday July 31, 2012 from 2:00 until 3:00 PM. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 PM with Pastor Charles Roberts and Pastor Wayne Baker, officiating.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Madison House Assisted Living, Amedisys Hospice, Management and staff at Mama's House Buffett, Church Hill Nursing Home and special caregivers; Janice Tester, Tina Hughes, Gwenin Dietrich, Paula Tate and Kathy Atwell.
The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Mr. Harrel Head.