The Valdosta Daily Times
John Robert Howell of Lake Park died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, on his 84th birthday at South Georgia Medical Center. He was born in 1929 in Lowndes County to the late Robert Wilton and Laura Howell. Mr. Howell was an electrician, a farmer and a logger. He served in the National Guard and attended Mount Pleasant Church of Christ.
Mr. Howell is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Teresa and John Copeland of Clyattville, Janet and John Hyams and Gail Harrell and her fiancé, James Culpepper of Lake Park; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert and Carolyn Howell, Rickey Howell, Gary and Adlelee Howell of Lake Park; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and caregiver, Betty Sheffield.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Maxine Stokes Howell; four brothers and three sisters.
Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at 4 p.m. in Howell Cemetery with burial to follow.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.mclanecares.com.— Carson McLane Funeral Home