Chester William Howell, age 96 of West Jefferson, died Friday, August 20, 2021 at Margate Health & Rehab Center. Mr. Howell was born April 7, 1925 in Ashe County to the late John and Nettie Neaves Howell. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mable McNeill Howell, his second wife, Madeline Eldreth Howell, one brother, Donlie Howell and three sisters, Nona Brown, Clara Blevins and Edith Mahala.
Mr. Howell was a faithful member of Greens Chapel Baptist Church as long as he was able, serving as a decon for many years. One of his greatest enjoyments was playing the guitar and singing hymns. His Christian love was expressed to many and he was loved by all in the community. As a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he will be greatly missed.
Mr. Howell is survived by, his daughter, Wilma Mikeal and husband David of Lansing and his son, Roger Howell and wife Patricia of Louisville, KY. Five grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 2:00pm at Badger Funeral Home Chapel in West Jefferson, North Carolina by Rev. Jimmy Eldreth and Rev. Lloyd Day. Burial will follow in the Howell Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Howell will lie in state on Tuesday from 1:00-2:00pm at Badger Funeral Home one hour prior to the service. The family will not be present during this time.
Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to Howell Hill Cemetery Fund c/o David Brooks; 2175 Bart Hurley Road, Lansing, NC 28643.
Badger Funeral Home in West Jefferson, North Carolina has been entrusted with Mr. Howell's arrangements.
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