Larry Paul Harwell

Larry Paul Harwell

March 15, 1966 – March 4, 2019

Paul, as he was known to friends and family, passed away peacefully the morning of

March 4, 2019 at his home after a very brief battle with cancer.

Services will be held Friday, March 8, 2019 at Charter Funeral Home in Calera, AL.

Visitation for family will be from 10:30-11 a.m.  Friends and family will be received from 11-1.

Services will begin @ 1 pm followed by interment at Pelham City Cemetery.

Paul was born March 15, 1966 to Eula Virginia and Harvey Flint Harwell and is survived

by his wife of 23 years, Tanya Gay Harwell and two daughters, Virginia Grace(16) and

Sandra Renae (14), Son: Kevin Marcus (Devin) Kimbrell, daughter: Kelsea Marie (John)

Tonna, Nephew: Brent (Natalie) Hinds, Niece: Megan (Andrew) Kirchner and Niece:

Camryn Hinds. He also leaves behind a beloved father in law: Harold (Eloise) Gay and

sister in law: Stacy Gay Hinds. Paul also leaves behind the mother of Kevin and Kelsea,

Cheryl Kirby, who has a special place in our lives.

He is preceded in death by his father, Harvey Harwell, his mother, Eula Virginia

Harwell, mother in law, Sandra Gay Burk, mother in law, Eleanor Kirby and family

Member by choice, Kerri Abernathy.

Paul was successfully employed as the Head Operator for the City of Pelham’s Well

Operations for 22 years. He was a Thompson High graduate, Class of 1984, and

served in the Air National Guard for 14 years. As he was always trying to expand his

mind, he became involved with online groups focused on Life Coaching. Not only did

Paul obtain certification in this area, he also published several articles in relation to this

area. He was respected and admired by many, but humble enough to be the very last

one to know how his life affected and inspired others around him.

His father told me once “Paul is peculiar” and over 23 years I have discovered

that to be true and so perfect!!



  1. Christa McDermott on March 7, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Paul was an amazing man. I was blessed to be part of his Life Coaching Journey and him a part of mine. He was a true brother with a heart of gold. I’ll be lacing up my running shoes in your honor Paul ❤️

  2. Susan Dunivant Williams on March 7, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Paul’s family. May God grant you peace and strength. I was one of his classmates in high school. I have such fond memories… his incredibly contagious smile. I knew him as Larry and he was a good friend. He made my high school years more bearable. The man he became has been an inspiration to all. Taken too soon but he will never be forgotten.