Hal Emsley Harwood, 82, of Albemarle, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2023, at home.
Hal was born June 7, 1940, in North Carolina to the late Emsley Britton Harwood and the late Dallie Harwood.
He was also preceded in death by brothers, Spence Harwood and J. Sherwood Harwood.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service will be on Thursday at 1:00 pm at Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel in Albemarle officiated by Pastor Dale Brown . Burial will follow at Stanly Gardens of Memory at 2001 East Main St., Albemarle.
Hal was a wonderful son, husband, father and grandfather. He was a hard worker and co-owner of Piedmont Electric for nearly 45 years with his late brother, Sherwood. He was also chief of the Millingport Volunteer Fire Deptartment for many years. After retirement, Hal created Little Creek Musical Park to share bluegrass and gospel music to encourage fellowship within the community. He was a deacon at Running Creek Primitive Baptist Church where he faithfully served the lord. Hal married the love of his life, Kay, on July 4th after Kay graduated from high school, and remained happily married for over 60 years. Hal had a great sense of humor and never met a stranger. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include wife, Kay Lee Harwood; sons, James Douglas (Tiffany Ann) Harwood and Michael Lee (Starla) Harwood; grandchildren, Corey, Grady, Megan, and Maddie Harwood; sisters, Betty Hurlocker and Patricia (Doug) Thompson.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Harwood family.