Raymond D. Jarrell Jr.


Raymond D. Jarrell Jr., 60, of Naoma passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. Born on February 15, 1959. He was the son of Raymond D. Jarrell Sr. of Naoma and Ruth Goble (Jack) of Auxier, KY. He was preceded in death by his grandparents who raised him Carl and Sylvia Jarrell, a special uncle, Donald Jarrell, and brother-in-law, Jimmy Brown. Uncle Roger Hamilton and a twin brother that died at birth. Raymond ran Jarrells/Backwoods Towing for 38 years and was an employee for Raleigh County Schools as a bus driver for 28 years. He was also a very proud 5-time World Marble Champion and of his job as Liberty Raiders Basketball bookkeeper. He was also a member of Naoma Methodist Church. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 35 years, Kimberly Brown-Jarrell; daughter, Heather Jarrell of Beckley; son, Carl Jarrell of Naoma and (his boy), Rusty Meadows (Niki) of Naoma. A special uncle whom he considered a brother; Lloyd Jarrell (Mary), Bernice Jarrell of Beckley, Linda Thames of North Carolina, Judy Dritsa of Florida. Mother and father-in-law, James and Lavina Brown of Fairdale; brothers-in-law, John Brown (Leah) of Fairdale and Jerry Brown (Alice) of Stover; sister-in-law, Amy Brown of Sylvester; cousins: Kristi Milam (Anthony), Kathy (Cliff), Cindy Manning (Keith special fishing buddy) and Stephanie Jarrell; a host of nieces and nephews that he loved dearly; a special family friend, Katlyn Edwards, and special pets, Baby Socks and Gangster. Pallbearers will be: Denny Zornes, Rusty Meadows, John Brown, Pat Canterbury, Lee Milam and Chris Toney. Honorary pallbearers: Randall Bonds, Ben Brown, Randy Lipford and Dr. Greg Jarrell. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at 1:00 in Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, with Pastor Danny Gilfilen and Pastor Jerry Brown officiating; the special singers will be Mabel Brown, Susan Landy, Benny Turner and Jon Milam. Burial will follow in the Adkins Cemetery, Naoma. The visitation will be Tuesday, August 13, 2019, from 6-9 at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at www.armstrongfuneralhomewv.com.
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Published on August 11, 2019
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Aug 18, 2019
Teresa Dickens
Aug 15, 2019
Darrin Nichols
Aug 13, 2019
Gracious Lavender Basket was purchased for the family of Raymond D. Jarrell Jr. by Darrin Nichols.  Send flowers
Nick Regalado
Aug 13, 2019
Raymond was my bus driver. Between being a regular passenger on his bus, getting car repairs at his shop, and growing up hanging around with (his boy) Rusty Meadows... I have a lot of fond memories of him. He was a good man. It saddens me to hear of his passing. My sincere condolences to his family. Rest in peace, Raymond.
John&Sharon; Bickford
Aug 13, 2019
So sorry for your loss
Raymond was so kind .He will always be in our hearts.
Maria Ransom
Aug 13, 2019
I will always remember Raymond. He was my bus driver for many years. He would let me get up front and turn the stop light on and open the door for people, I felt so important.😁
Praying for comfort for the family!
Elva and Mickey daniel
Aug 13, 2019
Thoughts and prayers for Kim and family during this hard time. Hoping God will give you comfort now and always.
Beulah Williams
Aug 13, 2019
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James Erwin
Aug 12, 2019
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Marilyn and Jerry Burgess
Aug 12, 2019
We are not so blessed to have known you. You helped us many times. Your journey is complete.
James and Kristy Clendenin
Aug 12, 2019
Raymond was a great role model to us Coal River kids growing up in the 70's and I remember we were so proud when he became (our) world marble champion. His smile and kind spirit will love on forever, Love & prayers, James and Kristy (Meadows) Clendenin
Vera Zornes
Aug 12, 2019
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John and Inza Hapney
Aug 12, 2019
Kim, may you find comfort in our loving Heavenly Father. Our hearts ache for you and your family.
Timmy & Melissa Spencer
Aug 12, 2019
Sending hugs, love and prayers for the family. So thankful to have been blessed knowing Raymond.
May God comfort you Kim, Heather and Carl.
RIP Raymond
Keith Austin
Aug 12, 2019
I will never forget him he helped anyone that need it Rest In Peace my friend
Ramona Dickens Harris
Aug 12, 2019
Deepest sympathies to Kim,Carl,Heather and all the other family members. He truly was great man, I can remember you and them marbles you would bring them to school and play at lunch, you were a wonderful man God calls the best early to help him watch over his sheep here on this earth , may your family find peace and know you are no longer in pain , in heaven there is none to the family there are no words that I can say to help you deal with this my prayers are with your family God Bless
Dennis beckner
Aug 12, 2019
We was blessed to no you and that big smile you was always fun to be around but god needed you more he has work for you you will be missed thanks for all your hard work to the community and most of all getting to no jesus and getting see him face to face amen
Lea Robbins
Aug 12, 2019
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Mary ann collins russell burgess
Aug 12, 2019
Raymond akeays helped russel and i out at any time ruseell thought world of him so did i so sorrry he is in heaven
Daisy Combs (canterbury)
Aug 12, 2019
Prayers for the family and all of Raymonds' Friends ,May the lord be with them through this
Steve Worley
Aug 12, 2019
Sorry to hear about Raymond. Prayers to the family.
Carl Clay
Aug 11, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Growing up in Naoma Raymond was the Marble King. Nobody could beat him and he went on to win World Championship of Marbles 7x. Great guy with a sense of humor. Thanks for all the memories. R.I.P. RAYMOND, YOU HAVE EARNED IT.
A.J. Milam
Aug 11, 2019
Rip to good man with one of the biggest lunch box collection I ever saw. God Speed
Kent pettry
Aug 11, 2019
RIP raymond.
Milton Aliff
Aug 11, 2019
I remember him playing horseshoes, good, prayers for family, his fight is over. He always tried to help community. Sleep in peace.