Jack C. Howell, Sr. 81, of Grand Ridge died Saturday, December 17, 2016 at his residence.
He was born November 23, 1935 to the late Edgar and Pearl Peacock Howell. Jack devoted his life to serving God beginning his ministry over 60 years ago as Youth Director at El Bethel Assembly of God, his home church. He then pastored Page Pond Assembly of God in Altha, Florida, Cypress Grove Assembly of God in Grand Ridge, Florida, New Symrna Assembly of God in Bonifay, Florida, Welcome Assembly of God in Dellwood, Florida, Conway Assembly of God in Orlando, Florida, Calvary Fellowship Assembly of God in Plant City, Florida, Faith Temple Assembly of God in Jacksonville, Florida, Medart Assembly of God in Crawfordville, Florida, Perry First Assembly of God in Perry, Florida, Eastside Assembly of God in Marianna, Florida and remained active until his death at Sneads Assembly of God in Sneads, Florida as Associate Pastor. He also enjoyed 20 years of ministry with Covenant Hospice as well as an associate with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel and Sneads Chapel while Pastoring at Eastside Assembly of God and serving at Sneads Assembly.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Hill Howell; daughter, Lucy Fontenot (Johnny Ray); sons, Jack Clinton Howell, Jr. (Lorelie), Timothy Hill Howell (Jana), all of Grand Ridge, Gary B. Howell (Christy) of Ocoee, Florida; 13 grandchildren, Jack Clinton Howell, lll (Lenise), Derek James Howell (April), Sheresa Nicole Howell, Michael Gene Gossett (Shelli), April Marie Rivera (Gabe), Sara Elizabeth Hall fiance’ (Kyle), Wyatt Seth Howell, Autumn Joy Howell, Tyler Howell (McKenzie), Judah Howell, Charis Howell, Mikayla Irene Fontenot, Mitchel Lee Fontenot; 15 great grandchildren; brother, E. L. Howell of Marianna; sisters, Nell Gilley of Sneads, Carolyn Morgan of Tallahassee, Barbara Matthews (Eugene), of Dellwood.
Family will receive friends Monday, December 19, 2016 at Sneads Assembly of God Church in Sneads, Florida from 6-8 p.m. (CST).
Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m., (CST) Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at El Bethel Assembly of God, Grand Ridge with Rev. Juno Douglas, Rev. Clinton Howell Jr. and Rev. Gary Howell officiating. Interment will follow in Dykes Cemetery in Grand Ridge with James & Sikes Funeral Homes Maddox Chapel & Sneads Chapel directing. Condolences may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Missions Fund at Sneads Assembly of God Church or El Bethel Assembly of God Church.