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Vern Harrell, 1930-2020

Vern O. Harrell, 89, of Lake Wales passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 at Water’s Edge.

He was born Sept. 7, 1930 of Geneva County, AL to the late Herman and Bertie Harrell; he moved to Lake Wales from Winter Haven in 1962. He was the retired owner/operator of Badcock Furniture in Lake Wales, was of the Baptist faith and served in the Army National Guard. Vern was a private and corporate pilot, past exalted ruler of Lake Wales Elk’s Lodge also a member of the Moose Lodge and Lake Wales Masonic Lodge #242.

Vern was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Harrell. Survivors include his daughters, Kathy Caldes and husband Doug of Orlando, Lynda Biggar and husband Dave of Orlando, Pam Beasley and husband Jon of Lake Wales; sister, Betty Burch of Eufala, AL; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 and the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24 at Marion Nelson Funeral Home with the Rev. Stephen Bolden officiating. Interment will be private at Lake Wales Cemetery.


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