Robert “Jackie” Howell, 79, of Benton, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in Little Rock.
He was born Nov. 3, 1934 in Ward to the late Leathie Ann Parker.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, a deacon of West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church, a retired custodian of Benton High School and a retired security guard for Reynolds Aluminum.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James D. Howell and Floyd M. Howell
He is survived by his wife, Betty Sue (Caple) Howell; a daughter, Anitta Armstrong and husband Bruce of Benton; three grandchildren, Brent Armstrong, Sara Armstrong and Jillian Armstrong; two sisters, Mary Hazel Warford of Lonsdale and Lynda Clay of Spruce Pine, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Elaine Howell of Tawas City, Miss.; nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church with Brother Melvin Burris officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander.
Serving as pallbearers are Harvey Hargrove, Mark Weiss, Bryan Robinson, Bryan Keaton, Paul Dennis “P.D.” Warford and Owen Warford.
Honorary pallbearers are Larry Brown, Billy Teague, Wayne White, Larry Pettit, Brian Howell, Blackie Forbes and Charlie Drake.
Visitation is set from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Nov. 11, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047).
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard