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Donald Lee Harrell
  • Passed away on November 04, 2019

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Donald Lee Harrell, age 83, of The Villages, Fl, formerly of Suffolk, VA  passed away peacefully November 4, 2019 with his wife at his bedside.  He was born on February 27, 1936 to Lee Richard Harrell and Katherine Harvell Harrell in Suffolk, VA.

Don graduated from Suffolk High School with the class of 1954 and attended Randolf- Macon College. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and a member of the Lady Lake American Legion Post 347. Don served as President of the Hampton Roads Chapter Appraisal Institute in 1992 and retired from the Real Estate  Assesssor’s Office Chesapeake, VA in 2002 as the Deputy Assessor.

Don never met a stranger and had many friends.  He was nicknamed “Hoss” during his school days, “BIL” by his brother-in-law once he moved to Florida and “WingMan” by his car show buddy, Allyn.

Don’s true passion was sailing the Chesapeake Bay on his sailboat “Seven Years”.  Later he moved to and played golf at Cedar Point in Suffolk, VA for 18 years. After the last big snow in VA Don decided he wanted to move to The Villages, FL where life was easy, carefree and warm.  He enjoyed making new friends, celebrating with old friends and having his gin and tonics on the lanai.

Don is survived by his loving wife Beverly of 37 years; Jackie Farlow his 2nd cousin, brother-in-law’s Leonard “Chip” Temple (Nancy), Stuart Beaber (Phyllis), and their extended families.

Services will take place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 1:00pm.


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  1. 25 Nov 2019
    Doug Schepp says:
    Bev, so sorry to hear of Don's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Don was a great guy. Lost touch with him after not seeing him at Institute meetings. I remember the good old days in the Assessors office, with Don, Larry Street, Bill Kidd, Jeff Reed., Janice, Anita

  2. 21 Nov 2019
    Minnie Mathias says:
    Dear Beverly,
    We are so sad to hear of Don's passing, and send our sympathy to all of his family and friends. We will always remember our great adventures on "Seven Years" and the fun we had with Don while sailing the Chesapeake Bay.
    Much love, Don and Minnie Mathias

  3. 18 Nov 2019
    Darla O'Neal says:
    So sorry for you, Bev. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Randy and Darla O'Neal

  4. 17 Nov 2019
    Dale and Susan Terry lit a candle:
    Lit since November 17, 2019 at 11:11:18 PM

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    Dale and Susan Terry lit a candle:
    Lit since November 17, 2019 at 11:10:01 PM

  6. 17 Nov 2019
    Bob Golick says:
    Rest In Peace Don. Great guy who I met through bowling with Chip and Bev.

  7. 14 Nov 2019
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    Lit since November 14, 2019 at 11:44:57 PM

  8. 14 Nov 2019
    Willie&Debbie Powell says:
    The world has lost a truly wonderful man and a great friend. Bev, our heart aches for your loss.

  9. 13 Nov 2019
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    Lit since November 13, 2019 at 11:05:12 AM

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