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Jerald Wayne "Sonny" Harvel

March 13, 1942 — June 8, 2022

Skiatook, OK

Funeral services for Jerald Wayne “Sonny” Harvel, 80, of Skiatook, OK, were held Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church in Sperry, OK. Dr. Curtis Linton and Pastor Zack Hinson officiated, and burial was in Haskell Cemetery in Haskell, OK. Casket bearers were Joshua K. Basore, Jonathan W. Pinney, Jared J.W. Pinney, Zachary W. Harvel, Zane W. Harvel, Zeth W. Harvel, Zevon W. Harvel, and Jerald W. “Trace” Harvel, III. Honorary Casket bearers were Jacie N. Byers, and Jenna K. Pinney.

Sonny was born March 13, 1942, in Muskogee, OK, to Harvey Wright and Mildred Irene (Pardue) Harvel. He passed away June 8, 2022, in Skiatook, OK.

Sonny graduated from Haskell High School in 1960. After graduating, Sonny went to work for his father at Harvel Construction for several years as well as McDonnell Douglas until 1972 when he started his own business, JW Harvel Utility Construction. He was also a heavy equipment operator. He was the best track hoe and backhoe operator around. Sonny married Sharon Hudson on August 30, 1963, and together they had three children, Shannon, Jerald W. II, and John W. He later met and married Sherion Hitchcock in May 1977 and her three children. Jerald had a couple of race cars for a few years and enjoyed watching them in races. He also collected all kinds of metal cars, especially race cars, as well as various guns, knives, and Dr. Pepper. Jerald loved attending family dinners and birthday parties and was always taking pictures.

He is survived by his children, Shannon Pinney and husband, Tim, Jerald W. Harvel, II, and wife, Traci, John W. Harvel and wife, Angel, James Hitchcock and wife, Emily, Deborah (Hitchcock) Rodgers and husband, Clifford, and Billy Hitchcock and wife, Christy; grandchildren, Joshua Basore, Jonathan Pinney and wife, Amy, Jared Pinney and wife, Rileigh, Zachary Harvel and wife, Jordan, Zane Harvel, Zeth Harvel and wife, Brooke, Zevon Harvel, Jerald “Trace” Harvel III, Jacie (Harvel) Byers and husband, Bailey, Jenna Pinney, Crala Marlin, Tynley Marlin, and Emily Grace Kinslow, Amber Hitchcock, Hunter Hitchcock, Austin Rodgers, Matt Rodgers, Marissa Rodgers, Tabitha Hitchcock, and Megan Hitchcock; great-grandchildren, Jacob Pinney, Jaxon Pinney, Jensen Pinney, Jentry Pinney, Zeda Harvel, Larrah Harvel, Easton W. Harvel (on the way), Bristol Rodgers, Britton Rodgers, Brinlee Rodgers, Ethan Rodgers, Makenna Rodgers, Adrianna Wilson, and Charlotte Wilson; sister, Joyce (Harvel) Wisdom; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Mildred Harvel; sister, Imogene (Harvel) Webb; brother, Harvey “Butch” Harvel, Jr.; and nephews, Richard Brian Gordon, and Delbert “Duke” Webb.

Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.

Online condolences to the family can be made at johnsonsperry.com.

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