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John Barron Howell Jr.

1921 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
John B. Howell, Jr.

Travelers Rest, SC

John Barron Howell, Jr., 91, of Travelers Rest, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2013 at his home. Born in Greenville County, he was a son of the late John Barron, Sr. and Florence Estelle Smith Howell. Mr. Howell was a retired Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force having served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam; he was also retired from the Greenville Water System where he was the Chief Operator of the North Saluda Treatment Plant; he was a 32nd Degree Mason in the Ebenezer Masonic Lodge; a member of the Hejaz Shrine Temple and a member of Foothills Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Lillie Margaret Arnette Montgomery Howell; a special nephew, Jim Morgan and his wife Karolyn, sons Barron & Grant and many other loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by 7 brothers and sisters, Mary H. Tate, Douglas Howell, Hager H. Gilmore, Coly Howell, Thelma H. Kelley, Curtis Howell and Estelle H. Bates. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at The Howze Mortuary Chapel with burial to follow in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 Saturday afternoon at the mortuary prior to the service. The family would like to extend a special Thank You to Clarissa Brown for the loving care shown Mr. Howell during his illness. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest is in charge of arrangements. (864) 834-8051

Published in The Greenville News on Mar. 30, 2013
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