Albert Edwin Jarrell
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Albert Edwin Jarrell
  • December 13, 1935 - January 22, 2018
  • Irving, Texas

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Services celebrating the life of Albert Edwin Jarrell Sr. will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 26, 2018, at Irving Bible Church, 2435 Kinwest Parkway, Irving, TX 75063.
He died on January 22, 2018, at the age of 82 at Plano Baylor Heart Hospital.
Mr. Jarrell was a well-known Irving community leader and volunteer. He was District Manager of TU Electric (formerly Texas Power & Light). After a stint with TP&L in Mineral Wells, TX he transferred back to Irving as District Manager in 1977 with his beloved wife, Florence, and here they raised a family of two sons and a daughter. Al retired from TU in 1992 after 34 years of service. In addition to managing a growing company, Al contributed many hours as a volunteer. He served as president of the Irving Chamber of Commerce, and on The Irving Hospital Board. He was also active in Boy Scouts of America (one of his favorites), the Irving Rotary Club, the Irving Economic Development Foundation, and numerous other organizations.
Unsuited for a life of early retirement, he returned to the work world as a Nationwide Insurance agent in Irving, TX, retiring a second time in 2010.
Al was born to Richard P. Jarrell and Dovie Mae Beaird on December 13, 1935. He graduated from Sherman High School, Class of '54, where he played football and ran track. Al went on to earn his college degree from Austin College, Class of '58, in Sherman, TX before joining Texas Power & Light. He served in the Naval Reserves from 1958-1962. Al was an avid hunter and golfer.
He met Florence on a blind date and they would have celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary in February. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother.
Al is survived by his wife, Florence; son, Albert Jarrell Jr. and wife Denise; son, Jim Jarrell and wife Heather; daughter Marion Greer and husband Jeff, and seven grandchildren: Jackson Greer, Jared Greer, Mallory Greer, Gentry Jarrell, Hollis Jarrell, Lauren Jarrell and Lindsey Jarrell. He is also survived by his brother Richard P. Jarrell. His sister Marion Torbert predeceased him.
Following the church service, a private family burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Irving Bible Church (www.irvingbible.org), Dallas Theological Seminary (www.dts.edu) or the Histiocytosis Association (www.histio.org).