Dilworth Bryant Howell Jr.
Dilworth Bryant Howell, Jr. peacefully passed away on August 9, 2014 in his home surrounded by his family and friends.He is survived by his High School Sweetheart and devoted wife of 35 years, Kay Howell of Capitola,
his daughter, Crystal Howell-Reed (Mike), son Donovan Howell (Amber), grandchildren, Kristen Reed, Taylor Ward, Dalton Scofield and Michael-Todd Reed and great-grandson, Hoyt Futrell. Also survived by his sisters, Virginia "Tootsie" Roberts (Ken) of Atlanta, GA, Judy Griffin of Quitman, GA," Brookie"Gail Huffine (Herschel) of Normangee, TX and Rosemarie "Rosie" Nelson (Herbie) of Howey-In- the-Hills, FL and his brother-in-law, Ronnie Turner (Lynndee) of Tallahassee, FL, he is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and great- nephews.He is preceded in death by his parents, Dilworth Bryant Howell, Sr. "Cowboy" and Ila Virginia Howell of Capitola, FL and brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Jane Snyder of Capitola, FL
Bryant retired from the City of Tallahassee Solid Waste Division after 27 years of service and enjoyed a few years at home before returning to work with Leon County Transportation.
Bryant was an avid sportsman. He loved duck hunting, deer hunting, fishing, and enjoyed many years of playing softball.
Before his illness, Bryant and Kay could always be found at a ball field watching their grandchildren play
baseball. Over the years they accumulated several "grandchildren" and they were known to almost all children as "Granddaddy"and "Ga-Ga". You could always count on them for an extra cheer, an "Atta-Boy", or a dollar for the concession stand!
Granddaddy has one more request! He would like for all of the children to wear their favorite jersey or
baseball cap to his service. He would also like for everyone to know that he will not miss any more games. He will see each and every hit, catch, strike-out, homerun and run scored! He would like for you all to know that he is so proud of you and will watch over each and every one of you.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM in the Beggs Apalachee Parkway Chapel, Tallahassee, FL. Visitation will be Monday, August 11, 2014 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. Burial will be in the Skipper Cemetery, Leon Co., FL.
Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee
3322 Apalachee Parkway Tallahassee, FL 32311
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Aug. 11, 2014