Harvey Faunt Harpool

STEPHENVILLE ó Harvey Faunt Harpool, 78, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2008, at Comanche County Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 17, 2008, in the Harrell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Barbee Cemetery in Erath County. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at Harrell Funeral Home.

Mr. Harpool was born on Sept. 5, 1929, to Harvey Faunt Harpool, Sr., and Emma Nancy Mosley Harpool in the community of Palmer in Erath County near Carlton. He was born in the house where he and his wife now reside.

Harvey attended school at Palm Rose, Purves, and Carlton before going to Los Angeles, Calif., where he enlisted in the US Navy on July 16, 1948. He took his boot camp training in San Diego and was later sent to Norfolk, Va., where he was placed on the U.S.S. Hyades AF 28, a refrigeration ship that delivered food to other places.

ON Aug. 18, 1949, he was married to Doris Hammons by Rev. Ernest Rippetoe of Washington Street Baptist Church in Stephenville. They made their first home in Midland, where they lived for 25 years. Their three children were born and raised there.

Harveyís first job in Midland was at Bertís Drive-in Grocery in 1950. This was Midlandís first such grocery. They call them Convenient Stores now. On Sept. 15, 1950, he began his 38-year career in United States Postal Service. He worked a short time in Salem, Ore., in 1957. IN july 1974, he was transferred to the Post Office and spent some part-time at the 7-11 grocery store in Dublin. Harvey retired Dec. 30, 1988, after serving 38 years with the Post Office.

Harvey accepted Christ as his Savior and become a member of the Disciples of Christ in Midlandís First Christian Church where he served as deacon and church treasurer. He worked with their Boy Scout Troop and at times a bus driver to church camps, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Camps.

In Dublin, he member of the First Christian Church serving as a deacon and church treasurer-secretary.

He is preceded in death by his parents, H.F. and Emma Harpool; sister, Bernadine Ingram; brother, R.C. Harpool; sister, Zora Fay Ray; and nephew, Dewayne Rushing.

Harvey is survived by his wife, Doris; his daughters, Linda Skagg and husband, Clayton, and Rhonda Grady; son, Harlan, all of Carlton; five grandchildren, Gary Grady of Eastland, Crystal Stoddard of Irving, Silver Barns and husband, Brandon, of Carlton, Katie Harpool of San Angelo, and Hollie Harpool, of the US Air Force; two great-granddaughters, Kaylee and Bethany Barns of Carlton; sisters, Jean Hardnock and husband, Henry, of Midland, and Annette Garner and husband, Gene, of Big Spring; nephews, Henry Hardnock, III, of Burkburnet, Harvey Dale Hardnock of Albuquerque, N.M.; and nieces, Judy Baxter of Albuquerque, N.M., and Hollie Robnett of Arizona.

Published March 16, 2008

Stephenville Empire-Tribune