HARRELL, ROY GARLAND JR., 61, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Jan. 25, 2006) in Aspen, Colo. He was a lawyer and a former chairman of the Southwest Florida Water Management District board. His stint on the board, from 1985 through 1998, lasted through the terms of three governors, setting a record for the agency commonly known as Swiftmud. Born in Norfolk, Va., he came here during his high school years from Jacksonville and graduated from Boca Ciega High School. He received a bachelor’s degree with honors in 1966 from the Citadel and a law degree cum laude in 1969 from Washington and Lee University School of Law. He was an Army captain from 1969 to 1971. He was a law partner in the firm of Holland and Knight, St. Petersburg. He was a guardian ad litem. In 2001, he was crowned Mr. Sun at the Festival of States Coronation Ball. Behind his selection was his volunteer involvement ranging from regional water management to inner-city Scout troops. Two years ago, the West Central Florida Council of the Boy Scouts honored him at its distinguished citizens award banquet for his efforts in behalf of scouting. He also worked for the Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross, St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation and Pinellas Economic Development Council. He was a past president of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and had been a board member of United Way of Pinellas County for more than a decade. He also served on the boards of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Palladium Theater, Pinellas Marine Institute, Bayfront Medical Foundation and the Campus Advisory Board of University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife, Virginia S. Ginny; a daughter, Stacey L. Springsteen, St. Petersburg; a son, Michael T., St. Petersburg; and three grandchildren, Maxwell F. Springsteen, Cooper G. Springsteen and Stephanie Harrell. Anderson-McQueen Funeral & Cremation Centers-N.E. St. Petersburg.
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