Mr. Welch Larrabee (Larry) Sewell, 84, of Mexia passed away Monday, October 28, 2019, in
Larry was born September 3, 1935 in Mexia to Welch L. and Margaret Lorena Cox Sewell.
He grew up in Mexia and graduated from Mexia High School, Baylor University with a
Bachelor's Degree and received his Master's Degree from Sam Houston State University. Larry
served in the Texas National Guard, was a member and Past Master of the Springfield Masonic
Lodge #74 and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mexia.
During his career he worked as a math teacher in various school districts in Texas including
Mexia ISD. He also worked as a test engineer for NASA during the Apollo and Skylab programs
and later went to work for Lockheed Martin where he retired.
In his younger years he served as a volunteer fireman with the Mexia Fire Department and
enjoyed spending time at his farm.
Larry married Hermine Hawker and they were blessed with four children and a very happy
marriage prior to her death in 2013.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sister, Doris Simon.
Survivors include his children, Carol Sewell Chipman of Oklahoma City, David Hawker Sewell
and wife Cathye of Tomball, William Lester Sewell and wife Lisa of Blanco and Cynthia Ellen
Sewell Catalani and husband Dave of the Woodlands, Grandchildren, Diane Sewell and her
husband Josh, Rhys Sewell, Katherine Chipman, Eric Chipman, Cari Catalani and great grandson,
Matthew Sewell. Larry is also survived by several cousins and nieces.
Graveside funeral service will be 11 am Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Greenwood
Cemetery in Teague with Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating. Masonic graveside rites will also be
provided. Honorary pallbearers will be Edmund Schuster, Michael Russell, Buddy Williford, Josh
Sewell and the members of the Masonic Lodge.
Visitation with the family will be Friday, November 1, 2019 from 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Friday, November 1st, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home
605 S. McKinney St MEXIA, TX 76667
Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 11:00am
TEAGUE, TX 75860
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