Ira ‘Bud’ Howell
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Ira W. “Bud” Howell, 83, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.

He was born on Feb. 1, 1930. He was a veteran of the United States Army and loved being outdoors, gardening and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Matterson Howell and Margie Belle Bacon Howell; the mother of his children and former wife, JoAnne Stevison Howell; his two granddaughters: Sheila Newman and Patricia Howell; two brothers: Robert Fred Howell and Clarence Randall Howell; and three sisters: Minnie Ruth Howell, Reba Mae Lawson and Nellie Marie Belcher.

He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Dennis Lee Howell and Brenda Lee Howell; four grandchildren: Brad Newman, Amy Parton and husband, Nathan Parton, Denny Howell Jr. and wife, Susan, Arthur Howell and Cassandra Marie Howell; three great-grandchildren: Chase, Amber and Kalie; three sisters: Helen Flossie Campbell, Dorothy Juanita Gates and Mary Catherine Ensley; and several extended family members and a host of special friends.

A celebration of his life was held Monday, Sept 30, 2013, at 7 p.m. at the East Side Church of Christ, 252 Wildwood Ave. S.E., with Ministers David Pharr and Denny Howell officiating.

The family and friends will gather at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens today, Oct. 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. for the interment. The service will conclude with military honors.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Bud and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guest book at

Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Howell family with these arrangements.