Gene Arthur Howell

Gene Arthur Howell

April 23, 2022, 69, Pikeville –

Gene Arthur Howell, 69, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at his home. Born in Wayne County on March 7, 1953, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Doris Sauls Howell.

In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his brother, Victor Howell.

Gene is survived by the love of his life for the past 26 years, Peggie Hare; children, Misti Howell (Lowanna Burchette), Jason Howell, and Jonathan Howell (Freddie Arrieta); his granddaughter, Ansley Howell; siblings, Clark Howell (Judy), Bobby Howell (Terry), and Jeanette Sasser (Larry); and several nieces and nephews.

Gene worked in management with several grocery stores prior to his retirement. He took great pride in being an entrepreneur, owning several rental properties in Wayne County. Gene enjoyed tending to those properties and cultivating friendships with his tenants.

A graveside service to celebrate Gene’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at the Pikeville Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Don Sauls officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Seymour Funeral Home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be expressed at