Wallace Lawrence Howell Jr., 57, of Baldwin, died Friday, October 17, 2008, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, after losing a battle with cancer.
Born in Fulton County on November 18, 1950, he was the son of the late Wallace Lawrence Howell Sr., and mother and step-father, Dorothy and Merle Strange Nelson of North Glen, Colo. He was a member of Bethesda Fellowship Church, and enjoyed camping and spending time with family and friends, loved ones stated. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Howell. Mr. Howell was a veteran, having served in the United States Army.
Survivors in addition to his mother and step-father, include his wife, Helen Howell, Baldwin; daughters and son-in-law, Lauren and Matt Jinks and Drew Howell, all of Lilburn; step-daughters, Jamie Davis, Turnerville, and Jeanne Shook, Demorest; a son, John Howell, Eastpoint; step-sons, Michael McDuffie, Baldwin, Wayne Church, Mt. Airy, and Dwane Roach, Maryville, Tenn.; brother and sister-in-law, Stephen and Allison Nelson, Colorado; sister and brother-in-law, Debra and Jim Keifer, Clermont; seven step-grandchildren; and two special Vietnam veteran friends, Ted Clark and Eddie Forrester.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. The family is at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Helen Howell, 800 Park Ave., Baldwin, Ga. 30511.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.