Michael Wayne Howell Obituary

Michael Wayne Howell

June 16, 1961 - September 13, 2018


Michael Wayne Howell, age 57, of Mena, Arkansas died Thursday, September 13, 2018 in Collierville, Tennessee. He was born on Friday, June 16, 1961 to James Richard and Jeanette Pinkston Howell in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Mike lived his life serving the Lord, his family and others. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Mena, Arkansas. He loved his family and spending time with them and was especially proud of his grandchildren. Mike worked several years for the Department of Workforce and Labor and received several accolades for his work. Mike was a die-hard Tennessee Vols fan all of his life with a wardrobe to prove it. He loved playing music and singing gospel hymns, many of which he wrote. He was also an avid deer hunter and loved fishing. He served his country in the United States Air Force for 10 and a half years. Mike was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a great friend, who will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Donna Howell. 

Mike is survived by his four sons and daughter in laws, Kelhan Howell of Mena, Kristopfer Howell and his wife Brittney of Russellville, Keary Howell of Cabot, Kyle Howell and his wife, Barbara of Cabot; his daughter and son in law, Angela and Staff Sergeant Fred Taylor Ware of Barksdale Air Force Base of Shreveport, Louisiana; his brother, Richard Howell of Lakeland, Tennessee; one sister, Deborah French and her husband Howard of Collierville, Tennessee; his grandchildren, Manning Howell of Russellville, Serenity Howell of Russellville, Madison Howell of Cabot, and Keary Howell Jr. of Cabot; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena with Brother Rusty Lewis and Brother Danny Minton officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Big Fork under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. Visitation will be Monday, September 17, 2018 from 6-8 P.M. at Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. 

Pallbearers will be Shane Knotts, Keith Hardy, Chase Howell, Brendon Catlett, Gene Hendrix, and Dean Hendrix.

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9-17-18 3:55 p.m.