Harrell, Sr., Clinton Portman

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harrellclintonClinton Portman Harrell, Sr., 83, passed away to his heavenly home on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at his home in Pulaski. He was born on June 19, 1933 in Pulaski County the son of the late Emory M. Harrell and Ruth Goad Harrell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert and Douglas Harrell; and sisters, Reba Simpkins, Maxine Harrell and Judy Saunders.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Julia Flinchum Harrell; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Gene Owens of Dublin; sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Joann Harrell of Draper, C.P., Jr. and Christine Harrell of Dublin, Anthony and Kathy Harrell of Radford, and David and Autumn of Harrell of Dublin; 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; brother, Darnell Harrell of Radford; sisters and brothers-in-law, Faye and Bob Hubbard of Radford, and Wanda and Barry Washington of N.C.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Vinie and Bill Andrews of Radford, Branard and Louise Flinchum of Christiansburg, Benny and Judy Flinchum of Dublin, and Maria Flinchum of Draper; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In years past, Clinton loved playing softball and hunting with his sons and son-in-law. He also loved playing cards with his family and friends. His hobbies were cracking black walnuts and cat fishing. He retired from Radford Arsenal in 1995.

He and Julia spent 18 winters in Florida and attended the New Harvest Church of God with Pastor Jim & Linda Miller in Silver Springs, Fl. He attended Newbern Church of God and Peak Creek Mission where he loved to help both churches make apple butter. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. A special thank you to our wonderful caregivers, Angela and Marsha at Interpid Hospice.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday November 29, 2016 at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastors Clayton Quesenberry and Dale Akers officiating. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Mtn. View Cemetery in Pulaski County. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of your choice or the American Cancer Association.

The Harrell family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home and Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com