SNEADS FERRY | William ""Whitey"" Columbus Nowell Jr., born Sept. 27, 1928, in Piave, Mississippi, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at his residence in Sneads Ferry, NC.
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He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Carolyn Nowell; his father and mother, W.C. Nowell, Sr. and Ola Nowell of Spanish Fort, Alabama; along with his brother, Donald Nowell.
Whitey is survived by his four children, Mike Nowell and his wife, Pam of Castle Hayne, NC, Gary Nowell Sr. of Sunset Harbour, NC, Donna Nowell Smith and her husband, Lynn of Jacksonville and Ronda Nowell Ledington and her husband, Mitchell of Hamilton, Ohio; brother, James Edward Nowell and his wife, Frances of Spanish Fort, Alabama; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Whitey retired from the U.S.M.C. as a Master Gunnery Sergeant after 21 years of service. He owned and operated Gantz-Nowell Golf Co.
Visitation will be held at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 30th with the funeral service following at 2 p.m. Entombment will follow with full military honors at Onslow Memorial Park. Donations can be made to the Liberty Hospice of Jacksonville.
Internet condolences may be left at jonesfh.org.
Jones Funeral Home & Crematory
303 Chaney Ave Jacksonville, NC 28540
Published in Jacksonville Daily News from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, 2014