Harold Ray Sewell

Former Mexia resident, Harold Ray Sewell, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 in Bremerton, Wash.
He was born in Mexia on July 11, 1932 and is preceded in death by his wife Joan, his parents Robert B. and Ruby L. Sewell, brother Robert B. Sewell, Jr and sister Jeanette Garrett.
Sewell is survived by his brother Wallace Glenn Sewell of Coppell, two sons, Lindsey Sewell of Poulsbo, Wash., Steve Sewell of Beaver, Ore. and four grandchildren, Tristan, Lauren, Jennifer and Tyler.
Ray was a graduate of Mexia High School and was the editor of the yearbook his senior year. During his high school years he learned to operate the linotype machine at the Mexia Daily News. His linotype skills helped his earn his way through Baylor University and was useful in securing additional linotype work for a number of years. He attended the University of Innsbruck in Austria by earning a Fulbright Grant.
His teaching career included positions at the college and university levels teaching English composition, literature and German. He supervised student teachers at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Ore. and served three years in Tienjin, China as a foreign language expert.