Mr. William "Bobby" Earl HowellRocky Mount, NC William"Bobby" Earl Howell was born on April 27, 1932 to the late Zebedee Howell and Savannah Monroe Howell in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He passed away on November 8, 2019 at his residence in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Bobby received his education through the Rocky Mount School System and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. In 1956, he married Geraldine Smith and to this union, their son, Shawn was born. After residency in New York for thirty-four years, Bobby and Geraldine returned to Rocky Mount in 1995. Bobby proudly served during the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Air Force. He is preceded in death by his parents: Zebedee Howell and Savannah Monroe Howell; his wife, Geraldine; two brothers and two sisters. Bobby is survived by his loving son, Shawn (Elisabeth)Howell of Louisville, KY; two brothers Bill D. (Barbara) Howell of Wilmington, NC and Donald (Wanda) Howell of Rocky Mount, NC. Bobby will fondly be remembered by nieces and nephews, relatives, his special friend Shirley, caring neighbors and friends. These professional services have been entrusted to H.D. Pope Funeral Home, 325 Nash Street, Rocky Mount, NC. Share your favorite memories, offer words of sympathy, light a candle, or leave a memento on the Tribute Wall.
April 27, 1932 - November 8, 201904/27/193211/08/2019
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November 30, 2019
I’m sorry for the death of Mr. Howell. He will be missed. Stated at Rev. 21:4, there will be no more death, pain, sorrow, or outcry, the former things will have passed away. Keeping the family in my prayers.
November 22, 2019
I’m sorry for the death of Howell. He will be missed. It’s a true blessing to know that God and his son Jesus Christ cares for us and will bring peace, happiness, and an end to death in the near future. Stated at Rev. 21:4, there will be no more death, pain, outcry, sorr... Continue Reading
November 16, 2019
Uncle Bobby, I will miss your gentle nature and that larger than life “Howell smile”. I take comfort in the fact that you are no longer in pain. Rest in peace. Love, Naya
Love, Alan and Bill
November 13, 2019