Arlington--Herrell Byron Flynt, of Arlington, Texas, joined his Maker and his parents on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Celebration of Life: 2:00 pm, Monday, February 25, 2019, at St. Barnabas United Methodist Church, 5011 W. Pleasant Ridge Road, Arlington, Texas, 76016. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, if you care to make a donation, please give to the St. Barnabas UMC Scholarship Fund or The Rainbow Network at He was born in Brownwood, Texas, to Herrell Patterson and Mary Byron Flynt on February 23, 1949. An only child, Herrell grew up in San Angelo, Texas, and filled his days with sports, friends, and family. He attended Angelo State University and then began a long career in the oil and gas industry, which eventually took him to Houston. It was there that he met his beautiful wife, Bonnie Graves. They married in August of 1978 and moved to Arlington a year later when Herrell took a job with Bass Enterprises Production Co. It was here that they planted deep roots and built a home and a family that he adored. They had three daughters, Carrie Blue, Mollie Elizabeth, and Haddy Louise, who provided equal doses of joy, pride, love, and a dash of drama. Herrell was the ultimate father and role model, always putting his wife and kids first. He chauffeured his girls to countless practices, games, church activities, and concerts, always supporting them and celebrating their achievements. He gave sage advice but was even better at listening, always patient, strong, and comforting, even when all three girls were in the throes of teen angst. After 31 years with Bass, Herrell enjoyed almost a decade of retirement, volunteering each week at his church, traveling to places like San Miguel de Allende, Hawaii, the Grand Canyon, and Texas Rangers Spring Training, and being Grampy to his four grandchildren. Herrell loved his family, his church, Texas Longhorn football, Orangebloods, the Ticket, yardwork, Mexican food, country music, and TX whiskey. He was deeply loved because of his giant heart, his gentle spirit, his humility, his sense of humor, and the sweet way he loved so many. This world will never be quite the same. Herrell was preceded in death by his parents, Herrell and Mary Flynt of San Angelo, Texas. Survivors: Herrell is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Bonnie Graves Flynt, his three daughters, Carrie Flynt Velder and husband, Kelly; Mollie Flynt Griffiths and husband, Glenn; Haddy Flynt Manuel and husband, Edward; and grandchildren, Addison Blue Moore, Gavin Flynt Griffiths, Louise Coe Manuel, and Gloria Blue Manuel. Wade Family Funeral Home (817) 274-9233

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  1. Herrell (although spelled differently) and I were one of 8 Harolds that lived in 5 adjoining homes on Jackson St in San Angelo. We grew up together through grade school at Austin Ele. then Rbt E. Lee Jr High and graduated in 1967 from Central. I sat at his family dinner table many times with Big Flynt, Mary and Herrell. It was nice for my wife and I to see Bonnie and Herrell at our 50th class reunion a year ago October. My heart sank when I heard of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Bonnie, daughters, g-children and of course Herrell. Rest in peace old friend. If I can live the life you lived, we will see each other again in Paradise. Your neighbor, your friend.
    Harold Wood

  2. My condolences to the Flynt family during this difficult time. In the Bible, Jehovah God gives us hope. Acts 24:15 says, “there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” Revelation 21:4 says, “and he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more.” Very soon we will see the fulfillment of these promises here on Earth. We hope you find comfort in God’s promises.

  3. My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends during this difficult time.i hope that the promise in 1Thessalonian.4:14.can bring comfort knowing that there is a hope for ones we have lost in death can be reassuring .

  4. I am saddened to learn of Harrell’s passing. I have enjoyed knowing Bonnie and Harrell as members of The City Club for many years. I shall remember him as always sweet and cheerful with a smile that never failed to warm my heart. I will miss the special treat of just seeing him. I hold Bonnie, his children and grandchildren and all those dear and fortunate enough to know him in my heart.

  5. When I heard Harrel passed away last week, I couldn’t believe it! What a nice guy! I really enjoyed working with him at Union Texas in the late ‘70s. I always said he had the perfect personality for a Landman. He could talk the bark off a tree. My best to Bonnie and his daughters! The world lost a great gentleman!

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