July 13, 2022, 76, Rosewood –
Larry Jackson “Jack” Howell, 76, went to his Heavenly home on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 surrounded by his family. Born in Wayne County, he was the son of the late Leamon and Alene Howell.
Jack faithfully attended and enjoyed worshipping at Progressive Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed a successful career at Textilease where he made many lifelong friends. He retired in 2004 with over 37 years of service. Jack also served his community for over 40 years as a volunteer firefighter and former Fire Chief of Oakland Fire Department. During this time, he was the recipient of several awards including the distinguished G. Edgar Summerlin Fireman of the Year Award in 2006. He was also a past president of the Wayne County Fireman’s Association.
Jack never met a stranger. He was well known for his story telling, making people laugh and barbecuing pigs with his special sauce. His pastimes included fishing, watching NASCAR, riding on his golf cart and tinkering in his shop, but his pride and joy were his two granddaughters. He loved watching them participate in all of their activities and was very proud of all of their accomplishments.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 52 years, Carolyn Wilkins Howell; daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Jamie Hudson; granddaughters, Makenzi and Madison Hudson; brother Edward Howell; sister, Linda Howell; nephew, Eddie Howell and wife, Teresa and their children, Chelsey, Justin, Tiffany and Travis; sister-in-law Jane Wilkins; nephew Dean Wilkins and his wife, Brandy and their children Peyton and Dalton; niece, Kimberly Carpenter and her husband, Nick and their son Noah; and many other special family members and close friends.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister-in-law Bobbie Howell and brother-in-law, Alton Ray Wilkins.
A service to celebrate and honor Jack will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Reverend Shawn Willis officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Interment will be on held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Princeton.
Flowers are welcome or a memorial donation can be made to Progressive Presbyterian Church in Princeton, 3790 Progressive Church Rd, Princeton, NC 27569.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.