Wayne was born on October 25, 1939, in Arkansas, the son of Hubert and Georgia Robertson Harrell Sr.
He attended the Marquette School District in St. Louis Missouri before serving his country in the United States Marine Corp.
On June 21, 1974, in East St. Louis, Missouri, Wayne married Rosalie Patterson Ewalt.
Wayne worked construction most of his life and was a member of the Local 110 RTW Trade Workers Union. He retired in 2004 and they moved to Edina, Missouri. He was co-owner of the J&W Bikes.
Wayne enjoyed building and riding motorcycles with his friends but most of all he loved his extended family and spending time with their kids.
Wayne is survived by two sons, Fred C. and his wife Carol Ewalt of Leesburg, Florida and Tony and his wife Terry Ewalt of Edina, Missouri; six grandchildren, Nellie and her husband Jason Caldwell, Ashley and her husband Jacob Whiles, Amanda, Alanna and her husband J.R. Findling, Anna and her fiancé Sam Tannehill and Kaitlyn; ten great-grandchildren, Mitchell, Trysta, Lexi, Ali, Brentlee, Abigail, Zacharia, Noah, Wyatt and Baileigh; sisters-in-law, Vada Martin of Chariton, Iowa, Althea Patterson of Columbia, Missouri and Donna Patterson of Edina, Missouri; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalie; his parents, Hubert and Georgia Harrell; a brother Charles Harrell and sisters, Nora Helen Harvey, Vivian Walker and Doris Moore.
A Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the Doss Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri, with the family greeting friends from 12:00 Noon until service time.
Military Honors will take place, after the memorial service, at the funeral home.
An expression of sympathy in memory of Wayne Harrell may be left to the DCI Dialysis Clinic in Kirksville, Missouri. A memorial may be left at or mailed to the Doss Funeral Home 208 N. 4th Street, Edina, Missouri 63537.