Inze L. Harrington, Jr.


(Sept. 29, 2004)

Funeral services for Inze L. Harrington, Jr., 83, who died Wednesday, Sept. 29 at the Powell Nursing Home, will be Thursday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.

A visitation will take place for one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

He was born April 15, 1921, in Little Rock, Ark., son of Inze L. and Grace Harrington. The family moved to Paragould, Ark., where he attended school until his father's death when he was 7. Then his mother and family moved to Cato, Ark.

He joined the Civil Conservation Corps and was sent to Camp Corbett in Wyoming April 12, 1939. He moved to Powell after his discharge in 1940.

On Aug. 4, 1941, he married Mildred E. Rowland in Red Lodge, Mont.

He served with the U.S. Marines in the Pacific in World War II, and after his discharge in 1946, he worked in the oil fields of Wyoming. Later he owned S&H Construction in Powell. He retired in 1983.

Mr. Harrington was active in the Little League and Babe Ruth baseball programs. He was instrumental in building the Babe Ruth baseball field, "twisting" arms to get oil field supply companies to donate materials for the field and dugouts, and with help from all, it was laid out, leveled and built.

He worked with the Order of DeMolay and served on the Powell School Board for 10 years, from 1962 to 1972. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding horses and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, Big Horn Basin Foxtrotters and the Shrine Temple.

His wife, Mildred, predeceased him in 1992. She was his wisdom and guidance for over 50 years. She worked with him in the family business, S&H Construction, as secretary-treasurer. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Joe, in 1987.

Surviving are three sons, Gerald (Jerry) Harrington of Corrales, N.M., Robert (Bob) Harrington and his wife Roni of Houston, Texas, and Jason Harrington and his wife Margherita of Arlington, Va.; his sisters, Inez Hall, his twin, and her husband Bud of Shawnee, Ark., and Pat Keeling of Sheridan, Ark.; his sister-in-law, Janeil Harrington; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

For those who wish, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to the Shriners Children's Burn Hospital 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.