Pepper Ernie Harvell

Harvell, Pepper photoPepper 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.


  1. Forever in my heart. Praying for all the family to find peace and comfort.

    Jennifer Wilkin
  2. I missed working for Pepper at LCPD by just a few years, but while I was there he was still greatly admired and missed. He was always the consumate professional. May he rest in eternal Peace.

    David A. Durkop
  3. Linda and Family,

    We are so very sorry for your great loss. May God bless you and grant his loving comfort to you and your family. We are praying for you all.

    Kim Holm and family
  4. So sorry for the family’s loss. Pepper was a great officer to work with

    Anna Marie Whelan
  5. Peace be with you my fellow law enforcement servant. May God bless your family in this time of sorrow. Thanks for your faithful service.

    Billy J Pegues

    Billy J Pegues
  6. Linda and family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
    Reynold and Charlotte Whiddon

    Reynold and Charlotte Whiddon
  7. Linda and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Pepper was a highly respected law officer and a wonderful person to know personally. May God hold you close during these difficult days. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Mike & Karen Vaughan
  8. Just reading about Mr Harvell, I came to know him while I was working at GFS&L back in the early 80’s Mr. Harvell had a heart of gold a true man and very respectfully. I came to know him personally along with the other guys in the warrant division. May God to continue to keep you as you take this journey, I will be praying for you & your family.

    Mrs. James
  9. I have such fond memories of Pepper from my years with the Sheriff’s Office. Whenever we’d see one another, it was a happy meeting, usually with silly joke from him. So sorry to hear of his passing.

    Diane Lindquist

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