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Harold Windell Harton, Sr.

May 26, 1928 — June 21, 2022

Harold Windell Harton, Sr., 94, of Lampasas, passed away at home on June 21, 2022.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 6 to 8 pm at Sneed-Carnley Funeral Chapel.  Services will be held at First Baptist Church Lampasas on Friday, July 1, 2022, at 2 pm.  There will be a private burial for Harold at a later date.

Harold was born May 26, 1928, to parents Holly Edwin and Charity Love Harton in Burnet, Texas.  He was reared in Briggs where he attended school and graduated in 1945.  He and Martha Yvonne Bell married on December 14, 1945.  Both were 17 years old and were sweethearts for 75 years.

That same year Harold and Yvonne moved to Lampasas, and in 1947 they joined the First Baptist Church.  Harold began a long career in barbering, photography, real estate, gunsmithing, and writing for national gun magazines.  Music was also an avid interest; he played several instruments and had a beautiful bass voice.

Harold and Yvonne had two children, Charlotte Jane and Harold Windell Harton, Jr.  They reared their children in Lampasas and were always grateful to the entire community for their support.  He especially loved his close-knit family; the commitment of his many friends; his caregivers Tessa, Betsy, Deborah, Denise, and the New Century Hospice nurses Kristiana, Rosie, and Beth.

He is survived by his daughter, Charlotte Bell, and husband, Joe; son, Hal Harton, and wife, Sue; granddaughter, Dawn Sappington and husband, Steve; granddaughter, Marci Tomme and husband, Dean; grandson, Scott Harton; granddaughter, Holly Sheppard and husband, Bradley; grandson, Greg Bell and wife, Sarah; grandson, Jason Bell, and wife, Gigi; great-grandchildren, Sadie Kleppel and husband, Dylan, Maddie Grace and Jaxon Tomme, Ephraim and Eli Sheppard, Andrew and Joseph Bell; numerous nieces and nephews, and beloved friend and cousin, Ray Bizzel and wife, Dorothy.  Harold was preceded in death by his sweetheart, Martha Yvonne Harton, and great-granddaughter, Sarah Sappington.

The family requests memorials be made to the Sarah Sappington Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o First Texas Bank, P.O. Box 671, Lampasas, TX, 76550.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, June 30, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Sneed-Carnley Funeral Chapel and Cremations

201 E 3rd St, Lampasas, TX 76550

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Memorial Service

Friday, July 1, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

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