March 1, 2017 – It is with great sadness that United Community Credit Union mourns the loss of President / CEO, Joe Harden Harwell. Known in the financial industry as a successful businessman and a passionate community supporter, Harwell leaves behind a legacy of leadership. The United Community staff describes him as a generous and inspiring mentor who considered everyone an extension of family.
Before succumbing to his battle with cancer, Harwell faithfully served United Community for over 20 years. He was also President of the Galena Park ISD Education Foundation Board, as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the East Houston Regional and Bayshore Medical Centers. Prior to joining United Community in 1995, he served as CEO of several other financial institutions, and was a US Navy Veteran. Harwell was a dedicated leader and will be dearly missed. He is survived by his wife, Jie Harwell, as well as a host of family and friends.
A memorial will be held to celebrate Harwell’s life and extensive contribution to the community. The memorial is scheduled for Saturday, March 11th at 2pm at Rosewood Funeral Home, 2602 S Houston Avenue, Humble, TX 77936. For additional information, or to leave words of encouragement, please visit www.Rosewood.cc.
Today, United Community Credit Union boasts more than $92 million in assets and nearly 12,000 members due to Harwell’s leadership.
Any public inquiries regarding Mr Harwell, or his passing, should be directed to Mac McDermott or Shalonda Dawkins at 713.674.5778.