YOUNGSTOWN Services will be at noon Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home for Mr. Henry Wesley Howell, 95, who departed this life, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Valley Care Northside Medical Center.
Mr. Howell was born March 2, 1919, in Macon, Ga., a son of Zackary and Lee Birch Howell.
He had been employed as an inspector with Youngstown Steel Door, retiring in 1970. He enjoyed playing social games, fishing, and loved being with his family, especially his many grandchildren. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He leaves to cherish his memory, four children, Helen McLane, Barbara (Anthony) Heriot, Linda Howell and Carol Howell, all of Youngstown; a son, Billy G. (Etta) Howell of New York; a host of grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great grandchildren, and great-great-great-grandchildren; other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, the former Ruby Lee Smith; a daughter, Joan McClendon; a son; two grandchildren; a brother-in-law, James Cummings; and seven great grandchildren.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.