Jack Donald Harwell

October 18, 1935 ~ September 28, 2021 (age 85)


Jack Donald Harwell was welcomed home into the arms of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis. He was surrounded by loving family.
Jack was born October 18, 1935 and spent his entire life in the Kannapolis area. He retired after 55 years of service as a forklift mechanic for R.S. Braswell Company in December 2016. He and his wife Shelby were devoted members of Central Baptist Church in Kannapolis for more than 48 years. Anyone who knew him, will remember him as an honest, gentle and kind Christian man, with a deep love for his Lord, his family and his friends.
Jack was predeceased by his parents, Lester and Mary Harwell; one daughter, Jacqueline Jean Harwell Barbee; one grandson, Joshua Scott Harwell; three brothers, Tom Harwell, Jimmy Harwell, and Bud Harwell; and four sisters, Mabel Harwell Benfield, Carol Harwell Boyd, Ola Belle Harwell and Louise Harwell Shumake.
Left behind to cherish his life, his love and beautiful memories are his lovely wife of 64 years, Shelby Christy Harwell; two sons, Donald Scott Harwell (Monica) and Jeffrey Lynn Harwell (Lori); nine grandchildren, Jennifer Barbee Branch, Kathy Barbee Hill, Christina Barbee Fink, Angela Harwell Smith, Zachary Harwell, Ashlyn Harwell Holtzen, Allison Harwell Stubbs, Cameron Harwell, Brittany Harwell; fifteen great grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services to honor Jack's life will be held at noon Saturday, October 2nd at Central Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday evening October 1st from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Whitley's Funeral Home, 1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd. Kannapolis.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Central Baptist Church, 1810 Moose Road, Kannapolis, NC 28083 are welcomed and appreciated.
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October 1, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Whitley's Funeral Home

Funeral Service
October 2, 2021

12:00 PM
Central Baptist Church
1810 Moose Road
Kannapolis, NC 28083


Carolina Memorial Park
Carolina Memorial Park, 601 Mt. Olivet Road
Kannapolis, NC 28083

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