OBITUARY

Kenneth Fredrick Harrell

December 9, 1951April 9, 2019

HARRELL, Kenneth Frederick, 67, formerly of Pompano Beach, Florida, left this earth on April 9, 2019 in Denton, Texas. Kenneth was born in Tucson, Ariz. to Daniel Moses and Doris Day Harrell on December 9th 1951. He graduated High School from East Bay High, Riverview, Fla. 1969. He married Sam on July 31, 1971 Hillsborough County, Fla. He worked in the Computer field for Harris Computers/Concurrent Computers/Concurrent Real-Time for 43 years. He was a veteran in the U.S. Air Force. Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Sam; son, Kenneth Daniel Harrell (Kristie Harrell); siblings, Kevin Daniel Harrell (Luanne Harrell), Elaine Wilson (Steve Wilson), Debbie Harrell Wojcik (Bob Wojcik); grandchildren, Kenneth Andrew Harrell, Amber MaeLynn Harrell, Daniel William Harrell. His love of Family, Technology, Gummy Bears, TWD, Dunkin, Starpukes and the small little nuances of life made him who he was. He will be greatly missed yet never forgotten. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, interment to follow in Fellowship Primitive Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:30-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

The family of Kenneth Harrell wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all friends and family who have supported him and his wife during this time of need, and especially Medical City of Denton and its wonderful staff.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests those who wish to remember Kenneth Harrell, please make a contribution in his memory to: The American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave #550, Chicago, IL 60631, www.abta.org/donatenow

Services

27 April

Visitation

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home

2323 West Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, Florida 33511

27 April

Funeral Service

11:00 am

Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home

2323 West Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, Florida 33511

REMEMBERING

Kenneth Fredrick Harrell

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Alvaro Rodrigues

April 19, 2019

Ken was not only an amazing coworker, he was a great friend. I was fortunate enough to have known him for about a little over a year while we worked together and kept in touch even after he retired. In the little time I've known him, I got to know him quite a bit. He was smart, caring, witty and funny. Ken had a great work ethic and knew how to make people around him laugh. He really enjoyed his work and the people here at work were like family to him. He talked a lot about family so you can tell it meant the world to him. When my wife was sick, he would tell me that he would man the fort. He would say, "Family is more important, so go take care of your wife."

I thoroughly enjoyed our lunches together. He was quite a character. He would come over to my office and out of no where say, "Let's go get a greasy burger!" "I need more fat and cholesterol in my life." He would tell me a lot of the craziest and funny IT stories while enjoying some coffee. I remember him jokingly telling people not to bother him during his coffee time. Coffee time is sacred. During one of our big projects, there was more than one occasion where things didn't look like they would pan out, so he would tell me, "Today seems like a good day to retire. It's all yours, Al." All kidding aside, he was always willing to go the extra mile for anyone. No matter how hard the project or complicated the issue, we always seemed to pull it off together one way or another.

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Ken and getting to know him as an individual. He was a great colleague, great friend and a great all around guy. I will sorely miss our lunches and coffee runs together, our small chats about IT, sports cars and life, the quick witted jokes as you passed my office door, and the "surprise, I left you Dunkin/Starbucks coffee on your desk" type of morning we used to do for one another. It was a blast knowing you my friend. It was definitely some good times. You will truly be missed and always remembered.

Kathy Bolling

April 19, 2019

Ken your going to be missed. I still hear you working in the backyard and Lucy and Charlie would bark and waggle there tail at the fence you would come on the side the house with your pool filter in hand and you yell at the dogs “ shut up dam dogs”

Josephine Pail

April 19, 2019

Ken was someone who kept a smile amd mad you laugh , I worked with Ken for many years at Concurrent he was a great person always their to help my prayers and thoughts are with the family.

Debbie Harrell Wojcik

April 18, 2019

My brother I will miss you forever, I love you more than you will ever know. You will always be in my heart .

Peggy Kappes

April 18, 2019

Will never forget Ken! Have known him since 1973 when him and Sam were stationed in Germany!
Ken was the kind of friend that even if you hadn’t seen or talked to him for a few years when we did talk it was like there was no distance in time!
He will be missed by so many who loved the gentle, funny and kind man he was! Family was his world!
Praying for you Sam, Ken, Kristie, Kenny, Amber and Daniel and all the rest of Ken’s family and friends!

Kristie Harrell

April 17, 2019

You brought a smile everywhere you went, I see that same smile in your son and grandchildren. Thank you, we love you and you will forever be in our hearts.

Michelle Ammann

April 17, 2019

Ken was a wonderful person and we will miss him every day. He will be in our hearts forever. Ken was kind, dependable, funny and a great person to work with. Always teased you about your problem. He would say: Loose nut at the keyboard. Operator error. What did you break now? You can break an anvil. "re-boot". Ken was family to us and will never be forgotten.

Shelly Schurman

April 17, 2019

Ken worked with many of the employees of Concurrent Real-Time for many years. He was a huge asset to the company and true friend to anyone he worked with. His jokes and laughter will be greatly missed. His illness and sudden passing has affected all of us deeply. He will always be in our hearts.
Shelly - HR Manager, Concurrent Real-Time.

Teddy Martin

April 17, 2019

I worked with Ken for many years at Harris. He was a Friend and also a neighbor in Pompano.
He helped me out by giving me a ride for about a week to and from work when my car went on the blitz. He was a big asset to Harris with his computer knowledge and was friendly with all co-workers. Sad to hear of his passing and may he now rest in peace with our Lord. May God bless him and his family.

Pat Greco

April 17, 2019

I worked with Ken for many years and he was the nicest man I have known. He was always there to help and to joke around. He is deeply missed.

FROM THE FAMILY