Danny L. Harrell 1948 – 2021

Danny Louis Harrell

Danny Louis Harrell born July 31, 1948 to James Daniel and Mary Jo Harrell in Dallas, Texas and passed on January 8, 2021.


Danny loved music, when he graduated from high school he could play twelve different instruments. He was a member of three rock & roll bands. The Reverbs, The Kavemen and The Concrete Marshmellow. The last one while serving aboard the U.S.S Yorktown. Danny spent four years in the U.S. Navy with one tour in Vietnam in early 1968 during the “TET” Offensive. He finished his Navy tour as an E-5 Bosins Mate 2 while serving aboard Yorktown. A segment of “Get Smart” was filmed in 1967. In late 1968 “Tora Tora Tora” was filmed on Yorktown. After taking the film crew and aircraft to Pearl Harbor, they picked up the ABC television crew. On December 28, 1968 Danny 3rd division with help from 1st & 2nd divisions, picked up the Apollo 8 capsule that had made the 1st historic trip around the moon.


Danny was married four times, two ended in divorce Ginger and Diana. Two passed away, Sharlotte and Valerie. Danny joins his father, mother, two wives, and a grandson Cameron in death.


Danny is survived by his brother Larry and his wife, Amy . Sister Joyce Ryan. His children, Brooke Straume, Dayna Johnson and Daniel Harrell . 10 grandchildren, Carl Straume and Tiffany, Keith Straume, Sierra Johnson, Skyler Johnson, Noah Price, EllaPrice, Danyel Harrell, Sharlotte Harrell and Hailey Harrell Along with many nieces and nephews.