Robert “Bob” Harwell, 93, passed away on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family.
“Bob” as he was affectionately known by his family and friends was born October 9th, 1923 to the late Bob and Eva Harwell in Charlotte, North Carolina. He served our country proudly during WWII in the U.S. Army in the 101St Airborne Division and was P.O.W. for several months. To say Bob lived an exciting life would be an understatement. As side from his military service, Bob was a NASCAR driver and drove in the first race at Darlington Motor Speedway, a blocker when people ran moonshine and worked for the Virginian-Pilot as the Day Pressroom Manager where he would work sometimes 2-3 days straight. When he wasn’t saving the world or working tirelessly to take care of his family; you could find Bob at “the office” fishing and spending time with his family. Bob will always be remembered as a loving father, grandfather.
He will be deeply missed.
Left to cherish his memory are: children: Robert R. Harwell Jr. Son, Norfolk Virginia, Stanley W. Harwell, Son, Surry, Virginia Lisa Ann Mawyer/Harwell, Daughter, Norfolk
A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at Miles Memorial Methodist Church. 9450 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23503. Burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
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Bob was a US Army combat veteran of World War II, and a recipient of the Purple Heart. His fellow veterans of Adams-Williams Chapter 607, Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH), Newport News, mourn the death of our fondly remembered comrade.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I was so sorry to hear about your dad.
Dana (Martin) Toleman
My thoughts and prayers are with your families at this difficult time. I was honored to meet Bob and all the other guys from the 101st. They were
Certainly the Greatest Generation. When I visit my Dad, Jed, at Arlington,
I will stop by to see Bob as well.
I’m so sorry for the loss of your loved one.
God views death as an enemy. (1 Cor. 15:26)
God is eager to conquer this enemy death and to resurrect our loved ones. (Job 14:14,15)
At that time, death will be no more. (Rev 21:4)
Robert, I am so sorry to hear about your father. I know how much he means to you and your family.
Dear Robert Stan and Lisa I am truly sorry for this Great Loss of Your’s. You Father was the Very best on men as you well know, I am sorry I never got to never did to spend time with you. You are a great family. I know Evelyn and Bob are Very Proud of the three of you. God Bless .