John Woodson Harrell Jr. (Woody)

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John Woodson Harrell, age 80, of San Saba, fell asleep in Christ with his family by his side on Sunday, June 2, 2019 in Goldthwaite, Texas. Woodson was born in San Saba, Texas to John Harrell Sr. and Irene (Ponton) on October 26, 1938.

Woody graduated from San Saba High School in 1957. He worked in maintenance and welding until his retirement. Woody married Julia Whitley in San Saba, Texas on June 27, 1958, were they made their home and were members of the Christadelphian Church in San Saba, Texas. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family. Woody also liked to play 42.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 60 years, Julia Harrell of San Saba, Texas; four sons: Ben of Dallas, Texas; Stephen and wife, Diann, of Stephenville, Texas; Brent and wife, Leslie, of Cold Spring, Texas; and Kenneth Grooms of San Saba, Texas; one sister: Gladys Perry of San Saba, Texas; one sister-inlaw: Shirley Harrell of San Saba, Texas; six grandchildren: Maegan Schwab, Riley Harrell, Robert Harrell, Stephen Harrell, Jace Harrell and John M. Harrell; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Weldon Harrell and Theldon Harrell; two sisters: Ollene Thornton and Marscelene Treadwell. Woody's grandchildren served as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers were Jimmie Vaughn, Wayne Forrester and Karl Sprouse.

A funeral service was held Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Blaylock Funeral Chapel in San Saba, Texas. Interment followed at China Creek Cemetery in San Saba county. Services were under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of San Saba.

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