Marcus Shane Howell, 26, of Haskell went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.
Shane was born Nov. 6, 1986, in Little Rock. He lived in Pine Bluff until age 9 when his family moved to Haskell. He graduated from Harmony Grove High School in 2005.
Shane was a seven-year band member and loved to march and play the trumpet. He had many friends from Pine Bluff and Haskell and always surrounded himself with his friends. Shane never met a stranger, would help anyone who needed it and never had a bad word to say about anyone. He always had a smile on his face and a helping hand for others, and made others laugh. He recently graduated from Diesel Driving Academy in Little Rock, achieving a goal he had wanted for many years. He excelled in this endeavor.
Jokingly, he said he could haul anything from "milk to dynamite." Shane was scheduled to leave Nov. 10 to start his trucking career in Dallas.
Shane dearly loved his family; his parents, Kay and Gary Howell of Haskell; is grandparents, Jane and Bill Craft of Cabot; an aunt, Polly Benfell (Len) of Benton; an uncle: Larry Craft (Debbie) of Benton; special cousins, Blaire and Scarlett Benfell, Doug Craft, Amy and Lori; other aunts, Debbie Workman (Freddie) of Glendale and Carolyn Haller of Benton; his cousins, Shawn Workman (Julie) of Glendale and many, many other friends and loved ones.
Funeral service for Shane will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Roller England Funeral Home Chapel (501) 842-3939. Burial will be in Tomberlin Cemetery in Coy.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at his parents' home, located at 6701 U.S. 67, #10, in Benton.
Donations may be made on Shane's behalf to the New Hope Living Center, 1522 Scott St., Little Rock, AR. 72202.
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