Garry Francis Howell
November 3, 1945 -
December 28, 2018

Visitation

December 30, 2018
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Service 

December 30, 2018
2:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. Garry Francis Howell, age 73, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 2 PM on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at Higgins Funeral Home with Dr. Jon Hathcock and Bishop Leonard Howell officiating. Burial will follow in the Lincoln Cemetery.

Garry was born on November 3, 1945 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Melvin “Chub” and Louise Tielking Howell. He served in the US Army and owned Howell Wood Specialties. Mr. Howell attended the Fayetteville First Baptist Church and enjoyed music, as a bass player. He mentored many people in A.A., during his 30 years of sobriety. Garry passed away on December 28, 2018 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN.

Survivors include his wife, Pamela Fisk Howell; daughter, Melvie (Andy) Myrick of Fayetteville; son, Mark (Amy) Howell of the Howell Community; grandchildren, Madison (Logan) Ogle, Will Myrick, Hannah Howell, and Evan Howell. In addition to his parents, Mr. Howell was preceded in death by a sister, LuAnn Raby.

Visitation with the family will be from 12 PM until 2 PM on Sunday at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lincoln Co. Tribute Chair, Cary B. Sullivan, P.O. Box 470, Fayetteville, TN 37334 or American Lung Association, National Direct Response Headquarters, 1200 Hosford Street, Suite 101, Hudson, WI 54016-9316.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Garry Francis Howell.

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29 Comments

  1. Ola Archer

    I was so very, very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. He was a absolute friend an inspiration to many in the rooms. His presence will be missed. God speed my friend. Love you, Ola

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  2. Bryan Kennedy

    Gary was a great guy & a great friend & will be missed by many including myself

    Bryan Kennedy

    Reply
  3. bj

    My heartfelt condolences to the Howell’s family of your loss,Gary.

    Reply
  4. Martha Howell

    So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  5. Linda Watson Mullins

    Pam and Family. I am so very sorry for your loss. A virus prevents me from being with you,, but my thoughts and prayers are. May the memories you hold close in your heart and God’s love and comforting care sustain you in the days ahead.

    Reply
  6. Anne Beddingfield

    My deepest condolences to the precious family. May God bring you peace in this most difficult time.

    Reply
  7. Dot Tully

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Garry. Condolences to your family!! Our family has been aquainted with the Howell family for many years. He will be missed.

    Reply
  8. Jessica Craig

    Sending my condolences and prayers to Pam and family.

    Jessica Allison Craig

    Reply
  9. Barbara Faulkner

    Pam and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Take comfort that you stood by him in his time of need.

    Reply
  10. Brenda Wright-Marty and husband Phil

    Pam and Family, know that we love you and our prayers are with you.

    Reply
  11. Robert Payne

    I will always cherish my relationship with Garry. He taught me a lot about the lumber business and I admired him greatly. He was a wonderful man. RIP Garry.

    Reply
  12. Martha Arnold Craig

    Pam and family so sorry for your loss. Your strength and peace will be in God’s love.

    Reply
  13. Larry Askins

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Garry was a terrific guy and provided me much advice when I lived in Fayetteville – especially about motorcycles. He was a terrific guy. God bless.

    Reply
  14. Judy Stafford

    To the family and friends of Garry, I am so sorry about your loss. Garry’s family and my family have been friends for many years. RIP Garry you will be missed. Judy Stafford and Family

    Reply
  15. Gerald and Wanda Brown Scott

    WE are SO Sorry to Hear about Garry!! He was a GREAT PERSON with a BIG HEART!! Praying for Comfort and Peace in the days to come!! LOVE you PAM and FAMILY!!

    Reply
  16. Karen Gilluam

    Pam and family, I share in your sorrow. Just know you are loved and thought of often. God Bless you all.

    Reply
  17. David Fortenberry

    Such an amzing man.I didnt have the pleasure of knowing him but for around two years but he helped me tremendously. Always looked forward to seeing him and hearing what he had to say.

    Reply
  18. Linda F. Williams

    I am so sorry to hear about Garry’s passing. He was such a great guy! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Please submit his picture to the Fayetteville Lincoln County Warrior Exhibit at the Rec Center!

    Reply
  19. Judy Simmons

    Pam and the rest of the family I am so sorry to hear about Garry.

    Reply
  20. Judy C.Simmons

    Pam and family I am so sorry for your loss,Garry was a great guy.?

    Reply
  21. Edna Jenkins

    May God’s grace, peace and comfort be unto you the family.

    Reply
  22. Wanda Preston

    Pam and Melvie, thinking of you at this sad, sad time.

    Reply
  23. Anita Johnson

    Pam, my thoughts, love and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry and certainly know and feel your pain.

    Reply
  24. Jim & Judy Moore

    Sorry for the loss of a friend.

    Reply
  25. Karen Russ

    Mark, So sorry for you and your families loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  26. Dale Patterson

    Rest In Peace Garry & my sympathies to the family. Sure was good to see my friend at our class Reunion in August.

    Reply
  27. Robin and Bill Shelton

    So sorry to hear of the passing of my color blind friend. Prayers for peace and understanding during this sorrowful time.

    Reply
  28. Robert simms

    Pam and family, Sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. May God be with you in these trying days.

    Reply
  29. Darlene Warren Kaplan

    My condolences for the Howell family.

    Reply

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29 Comments

  1. Ola Archer

    I was so very, very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. He was a absolute friend an inspiration to many in the rooms. His presence will be missed. God speed my friend. Love you, Ola

    Reply
  2. Bryan Kennedy

    Gary was a great guy & a great friend & will be missed by many including myself

    Bryan Kennedy

    Reply
  3. bj

    My heartfelt condolences to the Howell’s family of your loss,Gary.

    Reply
  4. Martha Howell

    So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  5. Linda Watson Mullins

    Pam and Family. I am so very sorry for your loss. A virus prevents me from being with you,, but my thoughts and prayers are. May the memories you hold close in your heart and God’s love and comforting care sustain you in the days ahead.

    Reply
  6. Anne Beddingfield

    My deepest condolences to the precious family. May God bring you peace in this most difficult time.

    Reply
  7. Dot Tully

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Garry. Condolences to your family!! Our family has been aquainted with the Howell family for many years. He will be missed.

    Reply
  8. Jessica Craig

    Sending my condolences and prayers to Pam and family.

    Jessica Allison Craig

    Reply
  9. Barbara Faulkner

    Pam and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Take comfort that you stood by him in his time of need.

    Reply
  10. Brenda Wright-Marty and husband Phil

    Pam and Family, know that we love you and our prayers are with you.

    Reply
  11. Robert Payne

    I will always cherish my relationship with Garry. He taught me a lot about the lumber business and I admired him greatly. He was a wonderful man. RIP Garry.

    Reply
  12. Martha Arnold Craig

    Pam and family so sorry for your loss. Your strength and peace will be in God’s love.

    Reply
  13. Larry Askins

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Garry was a terrific guy and provided me much advice when I lived in Fayetteville – especially about motorcycles. He was a terrific guy. God bless.

    Reply
  14. Judy Stafford

    To the family and friends of Garry, I am so sorry about your loss. Garry’s family and my family have been friends for many years. RIP Garry you will be missed. Judy Stafford and Family

    Reply
  15. Gerald and Wanda Brown Scott

    WE are SO Sorry to Hear about Garry!! He was a GREAT PERSON with a BIG HEART!! Praying for Comfort and Peace in the days to come!! LOVE you PAM and FAMILY!!

    Reply
  16. Karen Gilluam

    Pam and family, I share in your sorrow. Just know you are loved and thought of often. God Bless you all.

    Reply
  17. David Fortenberry

    Such an amzing man.I didnt have the pleasure of knowing him but for around two years but he helped me tremendously. Always looked forward to seeing him and hearing what he had to say.

    Reply
  18. Linda F. Williams

    I am so sorry to hear about Garry’s passing. He was such a great guy! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Please submit his picture to the Fayetteville Lincoln County Warrior Exhibit at the Rec Center!

    Reply
  19. Judy Simmons

    Pam and the rest of the family I am so sorry to hear about Garry.

    Reply
  20. Judy C.Simmons

    Pam and family I am so sorry for your loss,Garry was a great guy.?

    Reply
  21. Edna Jenkins

    May God’s grace, peace and comfort be unto you the family.

    Reply
  22. Wanda Preston

    Pam and Melvie, thinking of you at this sad, sad time.

    Reply
  23. Anita Johnson

    Pam, my thoughts, love and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry and certainly know and feel your pain.

    Reply
  24. Jim & Judy Moore

    Sorry for the loss of a friend.

    Reply
  25. Karen Russ

    Mark, So sorry for you and your families loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  26. Dale Patterson

    Rest In Peace Garry & my sympathies to the family. Sure was good to see my friend at our class Reunion in August.

    Reply
  27. Robin and Bill Shelton

    So sorry to hear of the passing of my color blind friend. Prayers for peace and understanding during this sorrowful time.

    Reply
  28. Robert simms

    Pam and family, Sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. May God be with you in these trying days.

    Reply
  29. Darlene Warren Kaplan

    My condolences for the Howell family.

    Reply

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