Kenneth Joel Burrell

Mar 06, 2013

1935 — 2013

GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA — Kenneth “Joel” Burrell, 77, of Greenville, passed away Feb. 21, 2013.  He was the son of the late J.C. and Gladys McElroy Burrell of Hazelwood. He graduated from Waynesville Township High in 1953 and was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force.  He moved his family to Greer, South Carolina, in 1966 and worked for Carotel Paper until 1986, and retired from Paper Cutters in 2004. He loved all sports but his favorite was baseball; he played minor league in his glory days, third base. His pride and joy were his three girls and seven grandchildren, whom he loved with all his heart.

Surviving are three daughters, Angela Patterson (Joey), Monica Burrell, and Julia Hengstmann (Hjalmar); seven grandchildren, Blaine, Kendall, Cole, Meghin, Chloe, Anna and Emily; and a brother, Carlton Burrell (Dorothy), of Summerfield, Florida.

A memorial service was held for the family March 4. Send condolences to  Family of Joel Burrell, c/o The Pattersons, 9 Old Rockhouse Road, Greenville, SC 29609.  The Cremation Society of South Carolina handled arrangements.