Janell Spear Haggart

June 13, 2022

CHARLOTTE – Janell Spear Haggart, 89, died on Monday, June 13, 2022.  She was born on March 22, 1933 in Hallettsville, TX to Mary Vivian Spear and Charles David Spear.

Janell was an East Texas girl through and through.  She graduated from London High School in New London, TX and then pursued an associate degree in accounting at Tyler Junior College. After completing her studies at TJC, she moved to Dallas and worked in the business office at Southern Methodist University where she eventually returned to complete her bachelor’s degree in accounting.  Janell met her husband, Bob in Sunday school at University Park United Methodist Church.  They married in 1961 and raised their two sons in Dallas where they resided until moving to Charlotte in 1992.

After Bob’s death in 1994, Janell embarked on a second career as office manager for the interior design firm Healthcare Interiors.  She enjoyed many great years in Charlotte working with HCI, attending Myers Park United Methodist Church and spending time with her grandchildren.

Janell is survived by her sons, David Haggart and his wife, Nancy of Charlotte, NC and Duncan Haggart and his wife, Cathy of Asheville, NC.  Also surviving are her five grandchildren, Elizabeth Haggart of Charlotte, Robert Haggart of Chicago, IL, Lily K. Haggart of Asheville, Henry Haggart of New York, NY and Daniel Haggart of Asheville.  She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Ira “Bob” Haggart and her parents.

Janell will be interred at Elmwood Cemetery in Charlotte at a private family ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered in memory of Janell to Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207.  

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences may be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Woody Lingo

    After we first met Janell in 1993, Betty and I shared many happy occasions together during special activities and holidays in the Asheville area, and at Cathy and Duncan's home. These special events, usually involving the three shared grands, and the holidays provided opportunities to get to know Janell and the family background during the TX years. We will always remember her smile, special eye twinkle and most pleasant personality. We know that she will always be remembered by her family members for all of the care, support and love that was provided to each.

  • Grey Timberlake Brownlow

    I was saddened to hear of Janell's passing. I enjoyed knowing her at Myers Park Methodist. We met when we did a Bible Study together quite a few years ago. I always enjoyed seeing Janell around church. Her warm smile, friendly personality, and kind heart made her a blessing in the lives of so many. I will miss her. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers during this sad and difficult time. Peace and hope to all of you!

  • Mary Anne Hammond

    Janelle (or “Janellie” as we fondly called her) was “the yellow rose of Texas” personified: “the only one we knew. Her eyes were bright as diamonds. they sparkled like the dew!”
    Janelle Spear Haggart walked into my life one day seeking an accounting position in Charlotte where she had just relocated with her family from Dallas,Texas. She soon became a beloved and dedicated employee of HealthCare Interiors, Inc. and, most importantly, a cherished friend. HCI and Charlotte became a better place for her presence. And now she has moved on to her place with her God and loved ones.
    Rest well , my friend. With much love and deepest sympathy to your beloved family. I will remember you always.
    “Where the Rio Grande is flowing she walks along the river in the warm summer night”.

  • Nancy Forman Eaton

    Dear Haggart Family:
    I'm so sorry to hear of Janelle's passing. We worked together at Healthcare Interiors with Mary Ann Hammond. She was a great co-worker and had a hidden fun side that would show itself every now and then. I hope your fond memories help you in the days ahead.
    With sympathy,
    Nancy Forman Eaton