Paul Edwin Jarrell, Sr.

April 16, 1938 - March 11, 2021
Paul Edwin Jarrell, Sr.

Paul Edwin Jarrell, Sr, “Papa”, age 82, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2021 with family members by his side at New Hanover Regional Hospital due to COVID and pneumonia. He was an Army Veteran, loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was a trumpeter in the Army Band. He never wavered in his faith in the Lord, and he was excited to know he would see his wife, Eleanor, who preceded him in death, in Heaven.

He was so proud of his family, and he constantly told everyone of the great family he had.

He is survived by his son, Paul Jarrell Jr and wife, Michelle; his daughter, Karen McLain.

Four grandchildren; Paul Jarrell Ill and wife Meghan; Courtney McLain, Candace McLain Simmons, and Krissy McLain

Four great grandchildren: Bryson, Carter, Keeghan and Willow. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Eleanor Rae Jarrell, whom he adored and cherished. The first time they went out he told her he was going to marry her.

He loved watching Carolina basketball, professional wrestling, Atlanta Braves baseball, and Carolina Panthers football.

His greatest times were watching his grandkids dance especially at dance competitions. He would be the loudest to cheer them on.

The family would like to thank all of the Doctors and Nurses who took care of him at New Hanover Regional. They went above and beyond.

Would also like to thank Shauna, his palliative care nurse for everything she did for him. Also, Rebecca who was his hospice nurse for two years. He looked forward to seeing them everytime they came.

The Funeral will be Thursday, at 2:00 pm at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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  • March 13, 2021
    Patrick Goncalez says:
    My deepest sympathies during this time of grieving. God Bless his beautiful soul. I know he is looking down on you all with a huge smile, and is proud of all of you. Rejoice in knowing he is home with God and his lovely wife.

  • March 13, 2021
    Angie Graham says:
    So sorry for your loss!! I always loved seeing Mr. Jarrell at dance events. He always loved to watch the kids dance. He will be missed!!

  • March 14, 2021
    Ricky Meeks lit a candle:
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  • March 15, 2021
    Cindy Kapcsandi says:
    Rest in peace "Papa"Jarrell. You are missed and loved by so many. May God give comfort to your loved ones left behind. They have God's promise that y'all will be reunited in Heaven one day.You have always kept us smiling with your great sense of humor. Bet Heaven is rejoicing with your homecoming.

  • March 15, 2021
    Lisa R Dismukes says:
    Edwin, Karen, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I have many memories of your Mom and Dad on Harrison St. You are in my prayers.