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March 04, 2024

Jeffrey Thomas Howell

Jeffrey Thomas Howell

Jeffrey Thomas Howell, 48, of Hickory, formerly of Taylorsville, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at Frye Regional Medical Center.

Jeff was born Monday, November 27, 1972, in Alexander County, to the late Robert Parsons and Juanita “Bo” Howell. Jeff loved spending time with his family above everything and enjoyed detailing cars. His wife and children were his world.

In addition to his parents, Jeff was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ned and Epsie Parsons; maternal grandparents, Rev. Thomas Leon and Margaret Parsons Howell; a brother, Tanner Quan Howell; four uncles, Ned “Brother” Parsons, Jimmy Parsons, Charles Littlejohn, and John Henry Parsons; an aunt, Patricia Howell; and cousins, Melinda Jackson, Kerry Howell, Palon Howell, Michelle Parsons, and Felipe Howell.

Those left to carry on the memory of Jeff include his wife, Linda Vang Howell; children, Paxton Gaither and husband Ranzino, and Isaiah, Titus, Kylie, Nolan and Trinity Howell; a brother, Spencer Howell and fiancée Carrie; a sister, Stacie Howell; a grandson, Khyran Gaither; uncles, Tommy Parsons, and James, Thomas, Greg and Brian Howell; aunts, Dianne Smith and husband Levy, Mamie Littlejohn, Laura Jane Parsons, Maryann Howell, Buelah Parsons, and Melanie Mason; nephews, Kerry and Devin O’Six; nieces, Hannah and Hailey York; a cousin who was like a brother, Nicholas Parsons; and a host of cousins and special friends.

Jeff will lie in state from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sunday, October 24, 2021, at Alexander Funeral Service. The Graveside Service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m., Monday, October 25, 2021, at St. John Baptist Church. Rev. T.E. Martin will officiate.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.

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  1. Pam marley on October 22, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    I remember Jeff’s smile everyday when he came to get his wife at work .He would wave at me everyday with this big smile one of the nicest people I have ever met rest high with the angels my friend no more pain you will truly be missed by everyone that knew you

  2. Isaiah Howell on October 25, 2021 at 2:11 am


  3. Eli on October 25, 2021 at 8:34 am

    I want too say that you always had a great heart and it was always great too be around you. It was always a great day and lots of good times and memories and God has called you too be in his home I say that too say this your life has just begin and our God the most high meets us where we are at Amen

  4. kylie howell on November 6, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    hi daddy its me your daughter kylie i just want to say that you and me were friends to the end when i get of school you made me smile i miss you at school and every whereyou were the best daddy i coiud ever ask for and i miss you but you are not gone and i will see you again we will miss you but at least you are not hurting and you see everyone in heavin love you daddy bye see you again in gods hands.

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