Harold E. Wolfe Sr., age 72, of Gary, who departed this life early on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Princeton Community Hospital. Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Church of Christ 750 Stewart Street in Welch, with the Reverends: Larry Hairston, presiding, Angela Maxwell assisting and Henry Maxwell eulogist. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m., until the time of Service.
Harold was born September 9, 1945 in Gary, and the son of the late Ola Mae Wolfe and Henry Otis Maxwell II. He was a 1964 graduate of Gary District High School, where he played both football and basketball. In 1962, his team was the first "all black team," to play in the State Tournament. Also, he was inducted into the 'Hall of Fame.' After graduation, he lived and worked in Westbury, NY, and later moved to Winston-Salem, NC, where he was employed as a security guard. He returned to Gary and was a self-employed entrepreneur. For a number of years, he was a member and served as an Associate Minister at the Welch Church of Christ. Harold's easy going personality endeared him to many. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid outdoorsman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Harold Jr., one sister, Tamarah; his maternal grandparents, Rose and Vince Wolfe Sr., three aunts, Ophelia Pannell, who raised him and Hazel Jones and Josephine Divens. Harold leaves loving memories to his wife, Teresa; his children: Tyrone, Tanya and Marlene; two aunts, Gwen Latham of Westbury and Beverly Wolfe of Princeton, one uncle, Vince Wolfe Jr. of Gary, who were raised as his sisters and brother; his stepmother, Agnes Maxwell, his siblings: Darryl, Angela, Henry O. Maxwell, III., and Mary Koger all of Cleveland, OH and Otis H. Maxwell of New York; stepchildren: Joey (Cena) II. of Charleston, Eddie of NC, Kevin of Bluefield and Larry (Tabitha) Butler of TN; several grandchildren; his special cousins, Charles (Minnie) Jones Jr. of Charleston and Lavonne Dyer of Gary; a host of other devoted relatives, many friends and special friends, Kathy and Heather Graham, whom he regarded as family of Gary.