William Gerald Howell, age 67, passed away peacefully at UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill. Born in Wayne County, he was the son of the late Zeke and Edna Eakes Howell. Gerald was a well-known farmer and member of Patetown Fire Department as well as a Veteran of the US Army Reserves.
A service to celebrate Gerald’s life will be held Thursday at 3:00 pm at the graveside located in the Pee Dee Howell Cemetery. The family request that everyone wear casual clothing to the service. Family members will greet friends Wednesday evening beginning at 5:00 pm at the residence.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Deborah I. Howell; his son, Willie Howell and wife, Thesia; his daughter, Dana Howell Pate and her husband, T Pate; his grandchildren, Joshua Lancaster, Riley Lancaster, Sarah Howell and Anna Howell; his special sons, Timmy Sasser, Pate Sasser and Marcial Felipe; his brother, Jimmy Ray Howell; his sister, Betty Carol Thatcher-Daw; and numerous special friends, that frequently stopped by the farm shop.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the Patetown Fire Department, 3463 NC 111, Goldsboro, NC 27534.
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Howell family and online condolences may be directed to www.shumate-faulk.com
Wednesday December 6th, 2017
1534 NC Hwy 111 North
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Pee Dee Howell Cemetery
Thursday December 7th, 2017
1026 Stoney Creek Church Rd.
Goldsboro, NC 27534
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So sorry for your loss he will be missed by ALL! PRAYERS for ALL!
Submitted by Joy Sasser Harding on Dec 5 2017 07:23:56 PM
We are praying for the family !!
Submitted by Blake and Amy Smith on Dec 5 2017 06:22:07 PM
Martha Pate lit a candle for W. Gerald Howell
Martha Pate lit a candle on Dec 5 2017 03:03:20 PM
So sorry for your loss. Praying for you all
Submitted by Jody and Lisa Jones on Dec 5 2017 01:08:36 PM
Praying for the family
Submitted by Terry & Tammy Wallace on Dec 5 2017 12:04:08 PM
Kevin and Sandra Ulrey lit a candle for W. Gerald Howell
Kevin and Sandra Ulrey lit a candle on Dec 5 2017 10:49:15 AM
Deborah, We are keeping you and your family in our prayers. Gerald was a very good man and always had that special smile as we often seen him at Stoney Creek Store. I know he will be missed. Prayers for the entire family and his extended family as well.
Kevin & Wendy Sasser
Submitted by kevin & Wendy Sasser on Dec 5 2017 09:23:22 AM
Praying for all of the Howell family. So very sorry for your loss.
Submitted by Suzanne Bailey on Dec 5 2017 06:04:45 AM
I pray you each will feel the comforting arms of God's Holy Spirit holding you close mourn for Mr. Howell.
Submitted by Thelma mcGrew on Dec 4 2017 10:59:36 PM
Mike said that Gerald was like a father to him and that Gerald has helped him out many times. Gerald was a good man and will be greatly missed.
Submitted by MIke and Dawn Grimes on Dec 4 2017 10:29:08 PM
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