UNION — Mr. William Miles "Bill" Howell, 91, husband of Harriett Gault Howell, 213 N. Mountain St., Union, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Heartland of Union.
Mr. Howell was born in Chester, Nov. 17, 1922, a son of the late William Miles Howell and Bertha Palmer Howell. He was a graduate of Lockhart High School and retired from the City of Union, Utility Dept. Mr. Howell was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he was an Elder, a member of the choir for over 40 years and a member of the Young Men's Sunday School Class. He also was a member of the Clemson Club and was a veteran of the US. Marine Corp having served during World War II. Mr. Howell was first married to the late Mildred Riddle Howell.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Claudia D. Howell Belue of West Union, SC, and Deborah D. Howell Littlejohn and husband Pat of Jonesville; a step-daughter, Ruth Ann Lambert and husband David of Spartanburg; a sister, Kathryn H. Willard of Union; a very dear cousin, Keith Bailey and wife Ann of Union; three grandsons, William Belue and wife Melissa of Elgin, Joseph Belue and wife Stacy of West Union, and Patrick M. Littlejohn of Jonesville; and nine great-grandchildren.
Mr. Howell was predeceased by a sister, Laura H. Kirby.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev. Sanders Read and his son-in-law, Mr. Pat Littlejohn. The family will receive friends immediately following the services.
Members of the Young Men's Sunday School Class, employees and staff of Heartland of Union and employees and staff of Medi-Home Hospice are asked to sit in a group.
The family will have a private graveside service with Military Honors.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 101 West South St., Union, SC 29379.
The family will be at the home of his daughter, Deborah and Pat Littlejohn, 130 Littlejohn Road, Jonesville.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc.