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In Loving Memory of Rev. Horace E. Howell

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Rev. Horace E. Howell (April 18, 1933 – December 25, 2023)  

Age 90 passed away December 25, 2023, at South Seminole Hospital in Longwood, FL. A resident of the Nature’s Edge Resort Community of Lake Wales, FL, for 18 years. Born in Wynne, AR (also known as Dark Corners). Horace served as a minister for 61 years. He pastored several churches in Arkansas, Illinois, and Florida. He served as a director of Child Evangelism Fellowship in Illinois, and later served in various leadership roles in a couple churches in Florida. He also held several secular jobs. Horace enlisted in the Army (Korean War) at the age of 18 and served in Anchorage, Alaska for 2 years. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant, and then served in the Arkansas Army Reserves for 2 years.  

Horace was preceded in death by his daughter Robin Howell; father Fred Howell; mother Myrtle (Saddlewhite) Howell. He is survived by his beloved wife Lois (Parker) Howell of 70 years of marriage; brother Homer (Louise) Howell; son Ronald (Sharon) Howell, son Wendell (Maureen) Howell; 5 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren. He had many beloved friends.  

Visitation Saturday January 13, 2024, from 11am – 12pm at Lake Pierce Baptist Church 3643 Canal Rd, Lake Wales, FL 33898. Life celebration service will follow 12pm – 1pm. Burial site: Abraham Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Elwood, IL. 

Donation’s can be made at Gideons.org; or mailed to The Gideons International, PO Box 97251, Washington DC, 20090-7251.

In addition the church has some “In Memory” cards from the Gideons with a donation card inside them. The cards could be mailed to Lois and family and the donation cards and envelopes mailed to our local Gideons office in Lake Wales.

In Loving Memory of Rev. Horace E. Howell

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