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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