James A. Harrell, Jr.

December 6, 1927October 14, 2017

James A. Harrell, Jr., 89, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Virginia. Jim was born December 6, 1927 in Norfolk, Virginia. Jim served in the Army in WWII with the 127th Airborne Division as a Parachutist in Sendai, Japan. After the war, Jim met his beautiful bride, Marjorie Ann, and the two were married April 18, 1953 in Norfolk, Virginia. Jim began a long career with Norfolk Southern and retired in 1987, after 39 years of service. Marge and Jim spent their retirement in Virginia Beach. After his beloved wife Marge passed in 2015, Jim moved to Winchester, Virginia. Jim is survived by his son Steve and daughter-in-law Debbie of Winchester, Virginia, along with his grandson Joey of O'Fallon, Missouri. Along with his wife Marge, Jim was preceded in death by his parents and 4 brothers. The family will greet friends and family from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, VA. Graveside service will be at Rosewood Memorial Park on Thursday, October 19th at 2:00 pm.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, October 19, 2017


James A. Harrell, Jr.

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October 23, 2017

dad,i might not have told you how much i love you and i wish i could tell you now. you were a great person, a wonderful father. i was more than lucky to be your son.i only pray that i can be the father to joey that you were to me. tell mom i love her and hope you two have a wonderful eternity together.i love you both.

Kathy & Hawley Brooks

October 19, 2017

Dear Steve and Debbie, As you know, Jim and Marge were so much more than friends and neighbors to all of us who lived together on Plowshares Ct. They will forever be in our heart. As a friend, I cannot thank you enough for the love and care you showed them. God Bless,

Cindy Simmons

October 18, 2017

Steve, Debbie and Joey. Our thoughts are with all of you today. From all of us - Jim, Cindy, James, Alan, Christine and Micah.

October 17, 2017

Love and prayers to you.
Love, Marilyn and Jean

October 17, 2017

Steve & Debbie, I'm am so sorry to hear about Uncle Jimmy. I'm sure that the 5 Harrell boys will be up to their old antics in no time. I'm thinking about you during this difficult time.
Beth Harrell Brooks

Larry & Dawn Reese

October 17, 2017

Steve & Debbie we are so sorry to hear about Jim. Wish we could be there for you. Love, hugs & prayers. Larry & Dawn Reese

Debbie Harrell

October 17, 2017

Jim, you were the best father in law a girl could ever ask for. I miss you dearly. I will forever cherish the memories I have of you, especially these last two years. It was such an honor to spend so much time with you. I loved how your face would always light up when I walked into the room. I will forever keep you close in my heart my dear Jim. Enjoy your beautiful afterlife. Love always, Debbie.