John Howell

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 1, 2009

John Benton Howell, 58, of Birmingham, AL, died on August 29, 2009.
Born in Valley, AL, he is predeceased by his parents, William Lee and Mary Howell and his mother-in-law Sis Eanes Wood.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lene Wood Howell; his children, Audrey Howell of Durham, NC and Drew Howell of Birmingham, AL; and his brother, William Lee (Brenda) Howell, Jr. of Birmingham, AL. Other survivors include his father-in-law, George Wood, Sr. of Selma, AL; brother-in-laws, George (Louise) Wood and Tim (Susan) Wood, of Selma, AL and Mike (Pam) Wood, of Dothan, AL; sister-in-laws, Ann (Jimmy) Neely of Birmingham, AL and Sharon (Bruce) Hughes of Selma, AL; aunts, Pat Foster, of Penton, AL and Ruby Smith, of Auburn, AL; uncle, John MacDavid Howell of Greenville, NC; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was an alumnus of Auburn University, and a member of Independent Presbyterian Church and the Starlight Ballroom Dance Group. He was employed by DataHouse and served as an Assistant Scoutmaster for the Greater Alabama Council-Boy Scouts of America, Troup 28.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2:00 pm CST, at Independent Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, AL. Memorial contributions may be made to Independent Presbyterian Church at 3100 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205, or Greater Alabama Council-Boy Scouts of America, PO Box 43307, Birmingham, AL 35243.

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