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Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory

1870 Stuarts Draft Highway, Stuarts Draft, VA

OBITUARY

Herbert "Herb" Hoover Carwell

February 1, 1934August 26, 2019
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Herbert “Herb” Hoover Carwell, 85, of Fairfield, passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019 at Brookdale Senior Living in Harrisonburg. He was born in Brownsburg on February 1, 1934, a son of the late Roscoe “Pete” Franklin and Mary Alice (Clemmer) Carwell.

Herb proudly served his country in the United States Army and was an active member of the VFW. On September 28, 1957, he married Betty Lou Brandenburg, who survives him. Herb was the owner and operator of Midway Machine and Parts for many years. In addition to his parents, Herb was preceded in death by his siblings, Virginia Strickler, Lois Carwell, Helen Filler, Mildred Campbell, Katherine Robertson, Floyd Carwell, Frank Carwell, and Janet Fresh.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Lu Ann Smith and Deborah Kay Carwell both of Raphine; brother, Ray Carwell and wife, Margaret; grandchildren, Blake and Hayley Smith; as well as many extended family members and friends.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Mount Hermon Lutheran Church Cemetery, 158 Mount Hermon Road (Rt. 681), Newport, with Pastor Gib Hale officiating. Active pallbearers will be Keven Swisher, Terry R. Swisher, Fred Bryant, Bruce Brooks, Gary Meadows, and Kenny Beverly.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 1870 Stuarts Draft Hwy, Stuarts Draft.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Herb’s memory to your local SPCA or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories online with the family by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • In addition to his parents, Herb was preceded in death by his siblings, Virginia Strickler, Lois Carwell, Helen Filler, Mildred Campbell, Katherine Robertson, Floyd Carwell, Frank Carwell, and Janet Fresh.

    In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Lu Ann Smith and Deborah Kay Carwell both of Raphine; brother, Ray Carwell and wife, Margaret; as well as many extended family members and friends.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 28, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, August 29, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating

Memories

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Laurie and Mel Wilkins and Wilkins-Scible

August 31, 2019

I remember hanging out at the shop with Lu Ann. Herbie was a kind man. I also remember going to a few races and staying over night at there house with Lu Ann. Herbie was a great and wonderful Man.

Jenny Wilkins Gast

August 28, 2019

Betsy, Deborah Kay, and LouAnn and family and the Black family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. I have so many good memories of playing together and visiting 'Uncle' Herbie at the shop. He gave us a great tour as 'grownups' just a few years ago! We know he will be greatly missed but pray you find comfort and peace in your fond memories. With love, Jenny and Jim Gast

Shannon Tucker

August 28, 2019

It was a pleasure to take care of Herb. I tried my best to make him laugh everyday. I enjoyed laughing with him and his wife by far my favorite couple. I remember one night he learned that I didn't know how to dance so he said "you're going to learn today" and he got up from his chair and begin teaching me how to dance.

Melynda Carr

August 28, 2019

Carwell family,

We are so sorry for your loss! Herb was a wonderful man with many gifts and talents in his life. He will truly be missed. So glad for all the memories. RIP #16

The Carr family

Carol King

August 28, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Randy DiCello (Redard)

August 27, 2019

Herbie was indeed one of a kind! My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time and the days ahead. May fellowship bring you comfort.

Martha Rowsey

August 27, 2019

Herbie's riding his motorcycle in heaven with Puddles. He was such a good neighbor and was always smiling. Love to your family during this time.
Martha and Dale

Joyce G Coffey

August 27, 2019

J.B. will be happy to see him and they will race down the golden streets! I have wonderful memories of times we shared with Herb and Betsy, especially their Christmas parties. Herb will be missed . J.B. thought he was the greatest! May God be with the family. Love to all of you. Joyce Coffey

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Biography

Herbert “Herb” Hoover Carwell, 85, of Fairfield, passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019 at Brookdale Senior Living in Harrisonburg. He was born in Brownsburg on February 1, 1934, a son of the late Roscoe “Pete” Franklin and Mary Alice (Clemmer) Carwell.

Herb proudly served his country in the United States Army and was an active member of the VFW. On September 28, 1957, he married Betty Lou Brandenburg, who survives him. Herb was the owner and operator of Midway Machine and Parts for many years.

In addition to his parents, Herb was preceded in death by his siblings, Virginia Strickler, Lois Carwell, Helen Filler, Mildred Campbell, Katherine Robertson, Floyd Carwell, Frank Carwell, and Janet Fresh.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Lu Ann Smith and Deborah Kay Carwell both of Raphine; brother, Ray Carwell and wife, Margaret; as well as many extended family members and friends.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Mount Hermon Lutheran Church Cemetery, 158 Mount Hermon Road (Rt. 681), Newport, with Pastor Gib Hale officiating.
Active pallbearers will be Keven Swisher, Terry R. Swisher, Fred Bryant, Bruce Brooks, Gary Meadows, and Kenny Beverly.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 1870 Stuarts Draft Hwy, Stuarts Draft.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Herb’s memory to your local SPCA or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories online with the family by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com.