William Henry "Billy" Howell Jr., born October 5, 1927, died in his home at 2012 Monument Ave., Port St. Joe, FL on November 23, 2012. He was a noted historian and historical photographer of Port St. Joe. He served in the Coast Guard and retired from Saint Joe Paper Company.
He is survived by his wife Nancy C. Howell; his daughter Margaret H. (Midge) Askew and husband Jim; granddaughter Gretchen S. Schweers and husband Mike; grandson Ezekiel H. (Zeke) Stevens; great-granddaughter Sofi Ana Schweers; and sister Edwena Lawrence.
He was predeceased by his mother Calla H. Howell; father, William Henry Howell sr.; brother James Howell; and sister Gwendolyn Birath.
A graveside service was held at Holly Hill Cemetery at 3 p.m. Monday, November 26, directed by Comforter Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that contributions be made to Covenant Hospice, 107 West 19th Ave., Panama City FL 32405.
He will be missed by many.