Mr. Raymond “Vaughn” Jarrell, born September 11, 1946 and passed at home on February 15, 2020. He was the son of the late Lyndall Blanche Mariani and Wilbur Waid ]arrell.
He is survived by his wife Diana Lynn Jarrell, daughters Leslie R Smith, pre deceased Patricia A. Haller and sons Ronald W. Hurley, and Everett N. Jarrell; Son in law Kenneth J. Smith. He has 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; brother Thomas Jarrell of Ohio, and sisters Jeannine Horne of Florida and Marilyn Finley of Texas. He is pre deceased by step-sisters Alice Shamblin, Pauline McClanahan and step-brother Fred Williams. He has 3 nieces and 2 nephews.
Ray spent time in his younger days, taking hunting trips to Colorado, ﬁshing trips to Canada, and overall spending most his child and adult days outdoors with friends and family. Time was well spent with wife, Diana while attending horse shows, and many trips to Disney with his children and grandchildren.
He enjoyed building things of all natures, taking the boat on the water with family and spending most days cutting grass.
He was a graduate from St. Albans High School in the class of 1965 in St. Albans, WV. where he met and fell in love with his wife Diana.
He began a career at Great Lake Steel, Detroit MI. before, he served his country in the US Army in the 101st Airborne Division 3/187th infantry. He served in Vietnam from 1967-1968. After serving, he returned home to Great Lake Steel for a few years, where he began a career as a Steelman Operator at
Marathon Oil Refinery, where he then retired after 32 years.
Mr. Jarrell was an honest member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Myrtle Beach, SC. He attended the Church for years, before his baptism on December 18, 2010.
He lived his life with passion, love, and hard work.
Ocean View Funeral home Conway chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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