Jimmy Wynn Harrell was born on August 3, 1933 in Houston, TX and passed away on May 21, 2019 at the age of 85. He was the middle son of Mildred and Dudley Harrell and had two brothers, Jack and John. Before high school, his family moved back to Uvalde where his father bought a small ranch on the river north of Chalk Bluff. Jimmy always said, “had WWII not happened, I would not have known Uvalde, schools, or met my wife. War was bad but the move was good.”
Jimmy was known for being a decorated athlete, perhaps most known for being quarterback of the Uvalde Coyotes and taking them to the state semi-finals in 1949. He also played on the state qualifying basketball team in 48-49, as well as running track and playing baseball for Uvalde Coyotes. Jimmy married Clarisie Langford on February 2, 1957 in Uvalde, TX. They had three children: Jack, Ginger, and Cindy. He was a teacher/coach in Knippa and Uvalde, ranched for Sam Harrison, ran the Leakey Mercantile, and managed the Stowers Ranch in Kerr County from 1978-2008. Jimmy and Clarisie were also strong supporters of the Real County Junior Horse Club for over 30 years. After retirement from 30 years at the Stowers Ranch, Jimmy and Clarisie moved to Junction to enjoy time with their grandchildren. Jimmy was a member of the College Street Church of Christ in Junction, Texas.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Clarisie, daughter Ginger Waites & husband Kenny, daughter Cindy Wimberley & husband Ken, brother John Harrell and wife Phyllis, sisters-in-law Patsie Wiebush and husband Tuck, and Marilyn Langford. Also, Four grandchildren: Jamie Casarez and husband Jesse, Lindsey Sweatt and husband Tom, Kyle Wimberley and wife Maddie, and Kade Wimberley. He also had six great-grandchildren: JJ, Jameis, Kendrys, and Nolan Casarez and Ellis and Emery Sweatt along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his son, Jack Langford Harrell, his parents, Dudley and Mildred Harrell; his brother, D.S. “Jack” Harrell and wife Jerry; his father-in-law, Howard Milton Langford, his mother-in-law, Clar Virginia Langford and his brother-in-law, Howard Taylor Langford
Services will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 1:00 at South Getty St. Church of Christ in Uvalde, Texas with burial to follow at Uvalde Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his nephews: HT Langford, Lane Langford, Milt Wiebush, Alan Wiebush, Hal Harrell, and Wayne Harrell. Honorary pallbearers include: John Bragg, LV Hubbard, Jim Jackson, Ray Langford, Monty Pannell, James Pate and Richard Smith.