James William Howell Sr.

Published 11:42 am Friday, March 30, 2012

MARGARETTSVILLE – James William Howell Sr., 64 of 2585 Severn Road, Margarettsville, passed away March 28, 2012 at his home from complications of cancer.

Mr. Howell was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the US Marine Corps; among his many medals is the prestigious Purple Heart. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and The American Legion and was a retired business owner.

He leaves behind his wife of twenty three years, Virginia Shaffer Howell of the home; his mother, Georgia Howell Beickert of Margarettsville; four children, James William Howell and wife, Suzanne, of Winston Salem, Christina Lea Kastenhuber of Wilmington, Cathrina Lea Bishop and husband, Kenneth, of Margarettsville, and Paul Thomas Outland Jr. of Graveport, OH; ten grandchildren, Hope Alexander Prettyman, Kelly Amber Prettyman, Dillon Montana Howell, Makayla Rose Hobbs, Madison Irene Virginia Hobbs, Benjamin Thomas Outland, Megan Nicole Outland, Lily Katherine Outland, Kenneth Lee Bishop Jr. and Leah Marriss Bishop; a sister, Georgia Paulette Howell of Margarettsville; five brothers, George Bennett Howell of Margarettsville, Richard Thomas Howell of Seaboard, Joey Butler Howell of Margarettsville, Andy Ray Howell of Shawbord, NC, and Marvin Wayne Howell of Emporia, VA; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday April 3, 2012 at Severn Baptist Church, with the Rev. Brett Hobbs officiating. Interment will follow at the family cemetery in Margarettsville.

The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday April 2, 2012 at Massey Funeral Home, Jackson.

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