John Joe Howlett, Sr., age 76, of Little Rock, formerly of Monticello, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013 at his home in Little Rock. Born Dec.23, 1936 he was the son of the late Byron P. Howlett, Sr. and Martha Howlett Howlett.
He was a retired special agent with the United States Secret Service, a United States Coast Guard
Veteran and was a Baptist. He enjoyed his retirement just doing as he pleased. He was an avid hunter and cherished spending time with his family. John Joe was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.
His survivors include his wife of 50 years, Betty Lou Miller Howlett of Little Rock; two sons, John Howlett, Jr. and wife, Stephanie of Hensley and Lew Howlett and wife, Karen of Greenbrier; his daughter, Kathy Mayo of Conway; one brother, Byron P. Howlett, Jr. and wife, Billie Kite of San Antonio, TX; a sister-in-law, Emma Jean Wiscaver of Monticello; two granddaughters, Sarah Mayo and Jessica Howlett; six grandsons, Zack and Jacob Mayo, Justin, Hunter, Colton and Easton Howlett; a very dear friend and neighbor, Aletha Sneed of Little Rock along with her children Christy and Craig; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with burial in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.