Pepper Ernie Harvell, 73, of Dickinson, went to be with the Lord January 21, 2015. Pepper was born April 6, 1941 in Houston, Texas to parents, Ernest and Maud Harvell. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Linda Kay Harvell, their three children: daughter, Pamela Franklin and sons Pepper Harvell, Jr., and his wife Barbara, and Pat Coleman Harvell; grandchildren Fallon Mitcham and her husband, Paul, Lauren Delgado and her husband, Silverio, Ashton Franklin, Stephanie Davidson and her husband, T.J., Christopher Harvell, Andrew Harvell, Brooke Wilkin and Brandon Wilkin; and great grandchildren, Davis Mitcham, Bannon Davidson, Marcus Delgado and Andy Delgado.
A fiercely devoted and loving husband and father, Pas, as known by his grandchildren, always found time to spend with them as the proud and doting grandfather he will be remembered as.
Pepper enjoyed spending quality time with his family, being outdoors and rooting for the Dallas Cowboys.
He was a second generation police officer and the tradition continued when his eldest son followed in his footsteps. Pepper was the first full time police officer for League City; where his hard work was later rewarded with an appointment to Chief of Police. High morals and integrity, both on and off the job, earned the respect and trust Pepper truly deserved and was known for. In 2000, he retired from the Warrant Division of the Galveston County Sheriffs Department to enjoy spending time with his best friend and soul mate, Linda.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Faith Community Hospice for the exceptional care provided. Their dedication and effort to provide quality care were a heartwarming blessing to the entire family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Pepper’s name to the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc.
A Celebration of Pepper’s Life will be held at the Harvell home in Dickinson, Texas, Sunday, January 25, 2015, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.