West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

Bobby L. Harrell was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Ernest Harrell and Lula Mae Haas Harrell on January 8, 1942 and departed this life on September 11, 2020 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, at the age of 78 years. 

He was united in marriage to Charlotte Harrell on March 29, 1973 in Campbell, Texas, who preceded him in death.

Bobby  is survived by one son, Patrick S. Harrell and wife, Debbie of Pottersville, Missouri; one step-son, Jonathan Curtis  of McKinney, Texas; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one brother, Freddy Harrell and wife, Bennie; one sister, Sharron Chaney and husband, Paul; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Harrell and Lula Mae Allen; and his wife, Charlotte Harrell.  

Bobby was a Christian and baptized in the Church of Christ.

After graduating from Alton High School, he joined the U.S. Navy, and faithfully served his country four years.  Following his active service, he served and then retired from the Army Reserve.

After his military service, he worked as a maintenance man, and retired from that position at Texas A&M University.  He also was a licensed pilot and enjoyed flying.

While in Texas, Bobby was raised to the degree of Master Mason by Bethel Lodge No. 134.

Bobby loved his family, especially being with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  He will truly be missed by all that knew him.

Graveside services for Bobby L. Harrell will be held on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri with Pastor Andy Hanson officiating.

Burial will be in Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.



  1. Audrey Emery
    September 12, 2020 @ 6:21 am

    My sympathy to all the family. Bobby has been like a brother to me since we were babies. I will miss him always.


  2. Clara Martin
    September 13, 2020 @ 7:09 pm

    Sharon, my sympathy in the loss of your brother. I didn’t know him – but have known you for years – starting when we both worked at the Alton, MO sale barn.


  3. Donna Allen
    September 13, 2020 @ 9:21 pm

    I am sad to hear of Bobby’s passing. He was a kind man and was always polite to me at Palace Drug Store. Prayers for comfort during this time of loss.


  4. Sheila Campbell
    September 14, 2020 @ 8:38 pm

    Sharon, our condolences to you in the loss of your brother. Fond memories of you at the Alton Sales Company. Sheila Dethrow Campbell


  5. Truman and Linda Combs
    September 17, 2020 @ 8:38 pm

    Our prayers and deepest sympathy for your family in your time of sorrow.


  6. Max Evans
    September 21, 2020 @ 11:33 am

    Condolences to the family and others at the news of Bobby’s passing.
    Max H. Evans


  7. Leo Warren
    September 26, 2020 @ 3:24 pm

    Sharon, sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. Just want you to know we are thinking of and praying for you!


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