Donald Howell, Sr. 72
Donald Wendell Howell Sr. 72, of South Shore, Ky. died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Community Hospice in Ashland, Ky. He was born May 3, 1940, in South Shore, a son of the late Lester and Mattie Odessa Dunaway Howell.
A life long resident of South Shore, Ky., Don was a dedicated husband and father, he served the area as a life long farmer and an employee of Leet Lumber Company for 22 years, after which he then served as a custodian for Greenup County High School and McKell Middle School for many years until retirement. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Greenup, Ky., and was a craftsman who had a passion for woodworking and music.
Don is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gertie Sue Bryant Howell and three children; Don Wendell Howell Jr. (wife Liz) of Garrison, Ky., Teresa Cordelia Cline (Arthur Sexton) of Quincy, Ky. and Kami Sue Redecker (Husband Aaron) of La Grange, Ky., one grandaughter Madi Redecker, four step-grandchildren; Lisa, Libby, Brittanie and Kodi, and eight step-great-grandchildren.
Two brothers, Junior Howell and Paul Howell both of South Shore and a sister Wanda Howland of South Portsmouth, Ky. as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Don was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.
Don was beloved by his family and neighbors. He will be greatly missed by all that he had touched.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at the First Baptist Church located at 1116 East Main St. in Greenup, Ky., with Tom Melvin officiating. Burial will follow at Siloam Cemetery in South Shore.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.Friday at Morton Funeral Home in South Shore.