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William Shelton Howell

Graveside service with military honors for Mr. William Shelton Howell will be 1:30 P.M. Friday, May 14, 2021, at Cedar Grove Cemetery with Bro. Ronnie Gaines officiating.  The family will receive friends at the graveside at 1 PM.

Mr. Howell, age 89 of Lebanon passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021, at West Meade Place in Nashville.

Born March 30, 1932, in Wilson County, he is the son of the late Aubrey Shelton Howell and Ovie Mae Miller Howell.  He was raised in the Shop Springs Community.  He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War as an electrician aboard ship.  He retired from the Hobart Corporation.  He enjoyed trot line fishing in the Cumberland River and camping in the Great Smoky Mountains.  He was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was preceded in death by brother, Aubrey Howell Jr.; two sisters:  Virginia Carpenter, Grace Gray; daughter-in-law, Gale Atkins Howell.

He is survived by his wife of sixty five years, Mary Jo Baines Howell; two children: Kathy (Jimmy) Roberts and Gary Howell; five grandchildren: Kevin Roberts, Keith (Lexie) Roberts, Amy (Matt) Sempstrott, Kristen Scott, and Jo Beth Howell; four great grandchildren: Tyler Howell, Brandon Sempstrott, Abrye & Connor Scott; brother, Charles (Mary Sue) Howell; and four sisters: Loretta (Tommy) Patton, Donna Lowery, Reba Sheetz, and Barbara Gillock.

Pallbearers: Kevin & Keith Roberts, Tyler & Kevin Howell, Wade Patton, and Hunter Thompson.

In lieu of flowers the family request contributions be made to assist with funeral expenses either directly to funeral home or to gofundme.com/shelton-howell-funeral

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements (615) 444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Lynn Frazier Winfree says:
    So sorry about Shelton. I went to church with him and his family at Shop Springs Baptist Church. Such a sweet family.
  2. Joyce Reddig says:
    Shelton was/is one of my favorite people. He was our photographer at family reunions and kept us supplied with his delicious honey. But most of all I loved him for his legacy of sincere reverence for God in all of his life.
  3. Elaine Warford, John Engfer and family says:
    We always enjoyed our times with Shelton throughout all of our lives. He always shared his smile and a great story, usually about trot line fishing or some part of the good old days. He is remembered as a man who loves his family. We love him and will miss his earthly presence, although we know he remains with us in spirit. Our prayers go out for the family and loved ones at this sad time though we know the circle will be unbroken by and by.
  4. Ann (Poki) Knight says:
    Gary, so sorry for the loss of your dad. Prayers are with you.