Date of Death: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.
Details: Gene Howell, 82, of Clyde, left us on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Med West Hospital in Clyde. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Harley and Pearl Adkins Howell and the husband of Eula Jane “Jennie” Hensley Howell who died in 2009. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Frank Howell. He proudly served in the US Army before moving to California and later returning to the mountains to open and operate Maggie Valley ESSO for over 20 years. He was past president of Maggie Valley Kiwanis Club and an active member of Waynesville Elks Lodge. Gene was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather and a friend to all.
Surviving are a son: Gary Howell and wife, Renee, of Asheville; a daughter: Tammy Brown of Maggie Valley; 3 grandchildren: Katie and Buck Brown and Ashley Howell; a great granddaughter: Elizabeth Brown; 2 brothers: Lawrence Howell and Bill Howell of Green Mountain and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 7 PM Sunday, January 27, 2013 in Maggie Valley United Methodist Church. Revs. Richard Buff and Erma Bond will officiate.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elks Club Christmas For Kids, Attn: Robin Justice, P. O. Box 825, Waynesville, NC 28786.
Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home is assisting the Howell family.