Virgil R. Howell

Bro. Virgil R. Howell passed away Saturday afternoon, September 5, 2015 at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital at the age of 85 years, one month and 20 days.
A native of Hardeman County, he was the son of the late Willie Everett and Lillie Gertrude Sisco Howell. On December 31, 1949, he was united in marriage to the former Mary DeLois Rogers, to whom he was married for over 65 years.
Bro. Howell was a Baptist minister for many years, having pastored at Mt. Olive, Butler's Chapel, Chapel Hill and Lone Oak. He also served in an interim capacity at Essary Springs and Enon. Presently, he had been a member of the Brint's Chapel Baptist Church. He enjoyed farming and working with cattle. In addition to his ministerial duties, he worked at Reichold Chemical for 10 years and was a school bus driver for 19 years. Bro. Howell was also co-founder, in 1986, of Middleton Care Center.
Funeral Services were held at Brint's Chapel Baptist Church in Middleton, Tuesday, September 8, 2015 with burial in Brint's Chapel Cemetery.  Shackelford Funeral Directors of Bolivar were in charge of the services.

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